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.

Celebrate Pride Month

Legal Path to Equity: The Progress, Challenges, and Perseverance of the LGBTQ+ Community in the Courts

June 25 - The Judicial Division is proud to host a panel of distinguished jurists who will discuss access, equality, and equity for members of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as relevant legal opinions and advancements achieved on a national scale.

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Global Women’s Series

June 15-17, 2021

The ABA International Law Section presents a three - day “Global Women Series” virtual conference that includes a daily 90 – minute panel exploring international women’s issues. Presentations by internationally renowned speakers from around the world focus on three noteworthy commemorations: (i) Juneteenth, (ii) the 20th anniversary of World Refugee Day, and (iii) the 75th Anniversary of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

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

Feeling Good by Doing Good: Access to Justice and Wellness

Join us for a magical mystery tour of ways you can feel well by doing good. Learn how to enhance your wellness through self-care. Explore how you can turn empathy into action. Pull access to justice out of a hat by experiencing all the ways you can provide resources to people without lawyers.

Wellness Wednesday

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Thanks to Our Division Sponsor

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Our Periodicals

Securing Justice to Combat Human Trafficking and Sexual Assault

This issue of The Judges’ Journal is devoted to the topic of human trafficking and sexual assault, with the goal of enlightening judges on ways to identify victims and finding ways to best help 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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Gavel Talks Podcast: Latest Episode

"Marijuana and Driving" – Constitutionality of State "Zero Tolerance" and "Per Se" Laws

Maryland Judge Neil Axel, ABA National Judicial Fellow for Highway Safety, joins host Richard Ginkowski for a discussion of the constitutionality of these "zero tolerance" and "per se" laws.

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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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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