April 16, 2021 IMPORTANT NOTICE

2021 Virtual ABA Day: Advocacy for Justice

The ABA Judicial Divsion invites you to participate in the 2021 Virtual ABA Day taking place April 20 and 21. There is no cost to register, and you will have full access to all the events. Please also note that registration and participation in ABA Day will not associate your name with any of the actual advocacy components, as we are aware of special considerations required by judicial ethics. The full line-up of ABA Day, along with registration and resources are available at ambar.org/abaday.

With the theme Advocacy for Justice, this year’s programming will focus on strengthening judicial security and increasing legal aid funding needed to help low-income people resolve problems resulting from the pandemic. Highlights of this year’s line-up include:

  • April 16 | 2:00 pm – Training Segment
    James C. Duff will lead the training segment with introductions made by Judge J. Michelle Childs.
  • April 20 | 1:15 pm - Keynote Speaker: Judge Esther Salas
    Judge Esther Salas, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, saw first-hand the danger judges can face when her son was murdered, and husband injured by a gunman who came to her home. After an introduction from Judge Childs, a U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina, we will hear from Judge Salas on the importance of judicial security and protection of judge's personally identifiable information. 

If you can participate in lobbying, please use the tools on the ABA Day website to amplify of voice of the legal profession by participating in ABA Day. The easily accessible digital tools can help you express your views in these issues to their Members of Congress.

For judicial members, please be sure to register to see Judge Childs, Mr. Duff and Judge Salas and learn ow the GAO is engaging in advocacy on your behalf. In addition, please download and share the one-page pdf on the issue of Judicial Security however you wish.