2020 Midyear Meeting: Judicial Division Guide


Join the ABA Judicial Division in Austin, TX for the ABA Midyear Meeting, February 12-18, 2020. Judicial Division meetings and events will take place at the JW Marriott Hotel, 110 E. 2nd Street. The JW Marriott will also serve as the ABA Headquarter Hotel, so be sure to register and book your room early.   Tickets for the Welcome Reception are $35 and are available online (Cash bar will be available).  Be sure to get your tickets early, as they may not be available onsite in Austin. 

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Schedule and Meeting Highlights

Judicial Division Schedule   (as of December 9, 2019)

Conference Meeting Hightlights

Events and Tickets

Spirit of Excellence Luncehon
Saturday, February 15 | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
JW Marriott Austin
Help celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of lawyers who work to promote a more racially and ethnically diverse legal profession. This year, Judicial Division member Judge Lora Livingston, is one of the five recipients of the 2020 Spirit of Excellence Award.

Volunteer at Midyear

Judicial Clerkship Program
The JCP is designed to bring judges and underrepresented law students together through structured networking and educational activities that encourage them to apply for judicial clerkships. 
Please contact Kris Berliant at kris.berliant@americanbar.org to volunteer.

Youth Outreach Program
The Standing Committee on Diversity in the Judiciary’s Youth Outreach Program will be held at Garza Independence High School on Wednesday, Feb 12 from 12:30pm – 3:00pm. With a focus on the Bill of Rights, this program will pair the judge and lawyer volunteers with groups of students to discuss the law and the importance of civic engagement.
Please contact julianna.peacock@americanbar.org to volunteer.


Public Interest, Diversity & Pro Bono Track
“The Disenfranchised Among Us”
Sponsor: Tribal Courts Council
Saturday, February 15 | 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

JD Program
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Validity of Risk Assessment Tools in Setting Bail and Drafting Sentences
Sponsor: National Conference of State Trial Judges
Saturday, February 15 | 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.


The Judicial Division is flexible and works “one-on-one” with each sponsor to design an approach that meets your needs and maximizes your goals for your product or service.  If you are interested in learning about opportunities at the 2020 Midyear Meeting, contact Kris Berliant at 312.988.5700.