Participation is the key to Lawyers Conference providing members a lively and open forum for analysis, debate, education and production of publications, software, and videos, as well as programs to enhance the administration of justice.

Lawyers Conference Committees allow members to participate in judicial reform, court delay reduction, civil justice reform and community-based justice efforts with the support of the ABA. Members also initiate proposals and assess improvements in the courts and broader issues of justice reform.

Many Lawyers Conference members have expressed the view that Committee work has provided them with unprecedented professional and personal growth. The Lawyers Conference encourages members to become involved and to bring to the attention of these Committees their ideas and concerns so that the objectives and interests of all members can be heard, understood and incorporated into Lawyers Conference proposals, projects and initiatives.

How to Join a Committee

  • LC Committee terms begin on September 1 and end August 31 annually.
  • All Committee members must re-enroll on a yearly basis. Enrollment will NOT be carried over.
  • You must be a current member of the Judicial Division Lawyers Conference.
  • There is no fee to join a committee and is a benefit to LC members.

LC members are encourage to enroll online today!

Please contact staff member Julie  Peacock at if you have any questions about getting involved through our committees.

2019-2020 Lawyers Conference Committees

Commitee Descriptions

Chair: Josephine Bahn

Chair: Shenique Moss

Finance & Non-Dues Revenue
Co-Chair: Monica A. Fennell
Co-Chair: James Pauli

JD Record Editor
Editor: Josephine Bahn

The Judges' Journal Editor
Editor: Daniel Gourash

Chair: Andrew M. Schpak

Nominating Committee*
Chair: Mark G. Sessions

Programs & Publications
Chair: Melissa Aubin

Public Outreach
Chair: Mario Sullivan

Special Masters
Chair: Merril Hirsh

*membership in this committee is by appointment only