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National Conference of Federal Trial Judges (NCFTJ)

The NCFTJ is the Judicial Division’s home for Article I & III judges, including U.S. District, Magistrate, Bankruptcy, Claims, Tax and International Trade Court Judges. It works to meet the needs of the federal judiciary and to offer opportunities for interaction among federal trial judges through educational, networking and social programs.

NCFTJ News and Updates

Join an NCFTJ Committee

NCFTJ committees provide members with a lively and open forum for analysis, debate and education. Our committees are the lifeblood of the Conference and participation in them offers rewarding opportunities to work with colleagues from across the nation. Through our committees, we strives to improve the judicial process and the quality of justice.

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Complimentary Webinars

Please view the NCFTJ free webinars, presented as resources to law students, interns, externs, and law clerks: Making the Most of Your Judicial Internship/Externship, Demystifying Federal Clerkships – Judicial Clerkship Application Process and Experience, Demystifying Federal Clerkships II – Specialty Courts, and A Day in the Life of a Federal Law Clerk.

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NCFTJ Recognitions

The NCFTJ has a long tradition of honoring judicial trailblazers at each ABA Midyear Meeting, recognizing local Bankruptcy, Magistrate, and District Judges in the region for their outstanding efforts and work in the profession and on the bench.


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

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Contact Us

Danielle Norwood, Program Specialist, 800.238.2667 ext. 5122, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654