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.

News and Opportunities

Join the Judicial Division at Annual

The Judicial Division will be hosting social events, business meetings, free CLE programs, and volunteer opportunities at the 2019 ABA Annual Meeting.

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Becoming a Judge and the Federal Nomination Process

In Episode 3 of our Gavel Talks Podcasts, Judge Albert Diaz offers suggestions for lawyers to prepare themselves for becoming a judge via election or appointment. He gives insight into the steps of the federal nomination process for judges.

Gavel Talks

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The Judges' Journal: Administrative Law Judges

As an integral part of the executive branch, the administrative law system must be able to act independently to remain impartial and free from corruption. Authors in this issue of The Judges’ Journal speak to the daily trials of their profession and also the philosophical underpinnings of adjudication, including the government that hires them.


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Report of the Judicial Division Nominating Committee

The Judicial Division Nominating Committee reported at the 2019 ABA Midyear Meeting, nominations for the positions that will be filled by vote of the membership during the 2019 Annual Meeting.

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Trafficking in a World of Chance: Human Trafficking in the Casino Industry and Beyond

This program looks at the issue of human trafficking in the casino industry, including in Indian country and in casinos in states with legalized casino gambling. Speakers will describe and discuss the role human trafficking plays in the casino industry and will explain how to identify victims of human trafficking and what steps can be taken to assist in ending this component of modern human slavery.

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

Our Committees

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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Our Periodicals

The Judges' Journal

The Judicial Division's award-winning quarterly publication is one of the nation's foremost judicial journals and the authoritative source on innovations in the justice system. A subscription in print and digital is included with membership.

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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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Support the Judiciary

Support the Judiciary

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 5706.