Judicial Division

The Judicial Division (JD) is the ABA's home to judges, lawyers, tribal members, court administrators, academics and students interested in the courts and the justice system.

Hispanic Trailblazers on the Federal Bench

October 8 | Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the ABA Judicial Division. This interactive panel will discuss the judges’ backgrounds, their path to the bench, perspectives from the bench, and career advice for lawyers of all levels.

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Gavel Talks Podcast: Latest Episode

Prostitution: The Law Is Tricky

As "the world's oldest profession" is moving from the streets online so, too, has law enforcement and our host, Judge Richard Ginkowski, discusses the complexities of common prostitution laws and defenses to a prostitution charge.

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

Our Periodicals

Judges' Journal: COVID-19 Impacts on the Practice of Law

The priorities of courts shifted dramatically in 2020 when faced with a public health emergency. This issue acknowledges the herculean efforts of judges and court staff in adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Judicial Division Record

The Division's quarterly digital newsletter is your source for JD and Conference related activities, projects, products, and upcoming meetings and programs.

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Thanks to Our Division Sponsor

Thomson Reuters provides innovative solutions that enable you to efficiently manage your court, in person or virtually, in order to ensure access to justice in your communities. We are the most trusted source for government professionals including state, local and federal government and counted on to provide solutions with unrivaled breadth of domain expertise, trusted content, and intelligently connected technologies.

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Our Committees

Share your expertise and enhance your career

The committees of the Judicial Division contribute and assist the initiatives and work of the Division, including opportunities to work on policy proposals, be published or speak at programs.

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Judicial Division COVID-19 Resources

In response to the unprecedented demands on the legal system in general and the judiciary in specific, the Judicial Division has gathered resources from its members and outside entities to provide assistance to judges who are operating in uncertain conditions.

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$500 Judicial Scholarships

Judge members in the Judicial Division are eligible for a $500 judicial scholarship to any in-person course at the National Judicial College.

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Contact Us

Contact the Judicial Division at 800.238.2667 x 5687.

Practice Forward Amid COVID-19

Move your practice and the legal profession forward during the pandemic and beyond with continually updated tools and resources