CLE Programs & Events

Criminal Justice Section offers a wide array of continuing legal education (CLE), including several international and national institutes, conferences on forensics and sentencing, and committee-sponsored events.

2021 CJS Midyear Meeting

Virtual. Feb. 17-20 (During the ABA Midyear Meeting) CLE Programs: Data & Racial Justice: Using Data to Drive Change; The Prosecution and Defense of Physicians in Civil and Criminal Opioid Death Cases; Military Justice—Learning and Leading Change in American Criminal Justice

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Save-The-Date: 2021 Spring CLE & Meetings

April 29-May 2, 2021. Montgomery, AL

Save-The-Date: 2021 Southeastern WCC Institute

Sept. 8-10, 2021. Braselton, Georgia

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CJS Events Calendar

CLE Programs and Events offered by the ABA Criminal Justice Section in 2020 and beyond.

Video: Does Qualified Immunity trump the Rule of Law?

During this CJS webinar on 7/7, expert panelists discussed the impact of immunity on police interaction with the public, particularly when executing an arrest.

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Video: Confronting the Criminalization of Blackness in the Criminal Legal System

This CJS webinar on 6/5 discussed the history and legacy of racism in America and how it impacts every aspect of the criminal legal system, the impact and causes of systemic racism, and the role of lawyers, bar associations and their members in effecting that change.

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View Past CJS Programs

Video recordings of past programs sponsored by the CJS



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The ABA Criminal Justice Section strives to bring quality CLE programing at affordable rates for our members. Sponsorship exposes firms and organizations to a broad number of criminal law practitioners.