Appellate Judges Conference (AJC)

The AJC is the Judicial Divisions home to state and federal appellate judges, appellate staff attorneys, and appellate lawyers dedicated to an efficient and independent judiciary.

AJC News and Updates

Postponed: Appellate Judges Education Institute Summit

The Appellate Judges Education Institute Summit, originally scheduled for November 12-15, 2020, has been postponed to November 2021. Save the date for the 2021 Summit, November 11-14, 2021, in Austin, TX. ABA Member discount rates will be available.

The AJC 2020-21 Committee enrollment process now open.

AJC Committee terms begin on September 1st, and end on August 31st. There is no fee to join a committee. You must be a current member of AJC to enroll. Please visit the AJC Committees page for the current list of committees and descriptions.

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AJC Committee Enrollment

AJC members have access to the Conference's many Committees which provide a lively and open forum for analysis, debate and education. Committees participation also allow you to discuss common and diverse interests and goals and to network with judges from around the nation.

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Appellate Councils

The Appellate Judges Conference welcomes attorneys who practice in the appellate courts. Membership in one of two councils, the Council of Appellate Lawyers (CAL) and the Council of Appellate Staff Attorneys (CASA) is available to those who are eligible. CAL and CASA members are eligible to enroll in their Councils respective committees.

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Council of Appellate Lawyers

The first and only national appellate bench-bar organization. CAL mission is to foster a dialogue among federal and state appellate lawyers and judges that will improve appellate advocacy and strengthen ties among the numerous appellate bar associations.

Council of Appellate Staff Attorneys

A nationwide network of state and federal appellate court attorneys, including central staff attorneys, in-chambers staff attorneys and other lawyers employed by the appellate courts.

Judicial Division AJC Membership

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

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Contact Us

Amanda Banninga, Conference Manager, 800.238.2667 ext. 5450, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654