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.

Judicial Division Guide to ABA Virtual Midyear

Dark Money in Judicial Elections

Join the JD at Midyear, February 17-21, 2021 for our 3-part CLE titled, "Dark Money in Judicial Elections" (FREE for members). Learn more about Judicial Division/Conference activies at this year's meeting. Registration for the Midyear Meeting is complimentary.

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Speaking and Teaching Opportunities Abroad

Part of the Wellness Wednesday Series

In this segment of our complimentary series for members, learn about opportunities abroad from our line-up of experienced panelist.

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Gavel Talks Podcast: Latest Episode

What Judges Should know About Autism Spectrum Disorders

In this edition of Gavel Talks, criminal defense attorney, Elizabeth Kelly, discusses autism spectrum disorders and how judges can respond to defendants with them.

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

Our Periodicals

Transitioning Off the Bench

At some point, and for a variety of reasons, every judge will transition off the bench. In this issue, authors reflect and share their personal experiences of what leaving the bench has meant for them.


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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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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.