On January 29, 2018, during its Midyear meeting in Henderson, Nevada, the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) adopted an official resolution in support of American Judicature Society and the upcoming 2020 National Convention.  The Resolution states

  • NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Conference of Chief Justices strongly supports AJS and its efforts to secure and promote an independent and qualified judiciary and a fair system of justice; and
  • BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Conference of Chief Justices supports efforts to rebuild AJS nationally, including the convening of a national convention in 2020; and
  • BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Conference of Chief Justices encourages the judiciaries of each state, territory and the District of Columbia to support these efforts, including through participation in the 2020 National Convention.

The full text of “Resolution 1 – In Support of the American Judicature Society” is available on the CCJ Official Website here.

AJS is deeply honored by the CCJ’s support and thanks CCJ for its timely support of our efforts.   In addition, AJS sends its warmest mahalos to Hawaii Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald who played a key role in both drafting the Resolution and sponsoring the Resolution’s submission to CCJ.  Special thanks as well to Judge Richard Clifton of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals whose support of the motion is greatly appreciated.