Judicial Division

The Judicial Division (JD) is the ABA's home to judges, lawyers, tribal members, court administrators, academics and students interested in the courts and the justice system.

The 2021 National Traffic Academy

May 19 - 20 | Virtual CLE Meeting

With the increase in use of both illicit and prescription drugs in our communities, we face new types of impaired drivers - the drug impaired and poly-drug impaired driver - and new challenges for our criminal justice system. Judges, prosecutors, defense counsel, court administrators all play a role in how courts respond. Join us this May to learn about the latest developments in traffic court law surrounding these issues.

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Enhance your career, expand your network, stay current on latest news and trends, shape the future of the judiciary.

Secondary Traumatization in the Judiciary and How to Deal with It

May 12 - This Wellness Wednesday presentation will describe the primary symptoms and behaviors associated with secondary traumatization. It will also provide specific tools to help judges engage in self-care so that they can successfully continue to engage in the important work they do rather than burn out.

Wellness Wednesday

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Thanks to Our Division Sponsor

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Our Periodicals

The Judges' Journal: The Impact of Emerging Cannabis Laws on Courts

Legalization of marijuana and hemp at the state/territory level throughout the United States has resulted in a highly complex legal and regulatory landscape of which judges must be aware. Authors in this issue of "The Judges’ Journal" examine these issues and shed light on this rapidly changing area of law.


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Judicial Division Record

The Division's quarterly digital newsletter is your source for JD and Conference related activities, projects, products, and upcoming meetings and programs.

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Gavel Talks Podcast: Latest Episode

The Intersection of Faith and Justice

Judge Mathews joins host Judge Richard Ginkowski to discuss how his faith makes him a better judge and the importance of community involvement and mentoring.

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Our Committees

Share your expertise and enhance your career

The committees of the Judicial Division contribute and assist the initiatives and work of the Division, including opportunities to work on policy proposals, be published or speak at programs.

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Judicial Division COVID-19 Resources

In response to the unprecedented demands on the legal system in general and the judiciary in specific, the Judicial Division has gathered resources from its members and outside entities to provide assistance to judges who are operating in uncertain conditions.

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$500 Judicial Scholarships

Judge members in the Judicial Division are eligible for a $500 judicial scholarship to any in-person course at the National Judicial College.

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Give the Gift of Justice

Donating to the Judicial Division demonstrates your commitment to the improvement of the justice system. We serve as the judicial voice of the ABA and your tax-deductible contribution supports policies, programming and projects affecting the judiciary on a national level. Please consider the Judicial Division for online donations, gifts, or planned giving. Please check the drop-down menu for specific conferences, or support the work of the Division.

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Contact Us

Contact the Judicial Division at 800.238.2667 x 5687.

Practice Forward Amid COVID-19

Move your practice and the legal profession forward during the pandemic and beyond with continually updated tools and resources