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.

Statement of ABA President Patricia Lee Refo

Re: 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2020 – Today marks the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed and protected women’s right to vote, enabling them to fully participate in American democracy.

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First Thursday Webinar Series

The Judicial Division is pleased to announce a new monthly CLE webinar series on technology-focused topics beginning on November 5, 2020, and continuing through May 6, 2021. Each webinar will begin at 1:00 p.m. Eastern and end at 2:30 p.m. Eastern.

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Our Periodicals

The Judges' Journal: 1920–2020 The 19th Amendment and Its 21st Century Lessons

Suffragists 100 years ago achieved victory in the battle for the Nineteenth Amendment during the Spanish flu pandemic. We can learn and draw inspiration from these women who did not let a pandemic slow their momentum and who persevered in the face of challenges.

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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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$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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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.