Join us in Honolulu, HI November 22-25, 2020

Judicial Independence in the Age of
Political Polarization

The American Judicature Society is pleased to announce that its National Convention will be held in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, at the Sheraton Waikiki on November 22–25, 2020! Through its growing membership network of judges, attorneys, academics, dedicated staff and researchers, educators, and community leaders, AJS has served since 1913 as an independent, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting the integrity of the American justice system. 

Our 2020 Convention theme—“Judicial Independence in the Age of Political Polarization”—is inspired by recent developments impacting the system of American justice across the country, including trends in judicial independence and the influence of politics, judicial selection and retention, judicial elections and the role of campaign fundraising, diversity in the courts, judicial conduct and ethics, judicial accountability, and public confidence in the courts.

At the convention we will learn from guest panelists, invited legal experts, and active jurists about how political issues and the winds of reform are shaping the composition and role of the courts in America, and we will consider how these changes will affect the lives and rights of citizens in our society. We will also discuss the development of state chapters that encourage active involvement in our state judiciaries.  Further specifics and details of the conference are under development and will be forthcoming.

Venue and Accommodations

The American Judicature Society National Convention is pleased to offer three deluxe hotel properties, within walking distance from the convention, which will be held at the Sheraton Waikiki.  Each has its own unique character, and very much enriched in Hawaii’s monarchy history.  

The Royal Hawaiian

Situated on ten acres of premier Waikiki Beachfront, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort traces its distinguished lineage to Hawaiian royalty.  The Royal is a unique and cherished expression of historic and contemporary Waikiki, a portal to Hawaii’s indigenous charms and treasures.  Its magnificent architecture, spectacular beachfront location, original décor, authentic guest programs, modern amenities and impeccable service all combine to provide an unparalleled and one of a kind experience.

    • The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki 
    • 295 USD per night, $30 resort fee
    • Valet or self-parking, $40 per day/vehicle

Book your group rate for American Judicature Society (AJS) National Conference Event Date: November 22-25, 2020

The Sheraton Waikiki

The Sheraton Waikiki is home to Waikiki’s largest resort pool, adult only infinity Edge pool and spa.  In addition, the dining experience at our restaurants feature our new concept of “fresh farm to the table” and our goal to support, ocean activities, world-class shopping, unlimited dining and entertainment options and visitor attractions.

  • Sheraton Waikiki 
  • 295 USD per night, $30 resort fee
  • Self-parking, $30 per day/vehicle; Valet parking, $45 per day/vehicle

Book your group rate for American Judicature Society (AJS) National Conference Event Dates: November 22 – 25, 2020

The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

Where the last princess of Hawaii once made her home on the royal estate of Ainahau, the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani today graces the heart of Waikiki.  Just a short crosswalk away from Waikiki Beach, our garden oasis captures the warmth of a true Hawaiiain home, with fresh native blossoms, swaying palms and service that is the very definition of aloha

  • Sheraton Princess Kaiulani 
  • 180 USD per night, $28 resort fee
  • Self-parking only, $30 per day/vehicle 

Book your group rate for American Judicature Society (AJS) National Conference Event Date: November 22-25, 2020

Reservation Deadlines and Resort Fees:

Rates and resort fees are subject to a 10.25% transient accommodation tax and 4.712% general excise tax; per night.  (Resort and parking fees are subject to change). Rates are available 3 days pre or post conference dates.  Reservations deadline is October 20;and requires a one-night credit card deposit.  Check-in time is 3:00 PM, check-out time, 11:00 AM.

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort Fee

Sheraton Waikiki Resort Fee

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Resort Fee

Call for Volunteers

If you have an interest in learning more about the important role an independent and qualified judiciary plays in the fair administration of justice, please consider participating in the 2020 National Convention as a Volunteer. We are looking for volunteers to assist in a variety of roles that range from welcoming our members, speakers and delegates to the Convention, supporting the registration process, and providing hospitality assistance during networking breaks.  if you would like us to contact you with more information, please fill-out the volunteer registration form below.

Volunteer Registation Form

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Please let us know if you are planning to join us in Honolulu on November 22-25, 2020 by clicking the “Register Now” link below and completing the short survey.  The Convention is less than a year away! We have organized accommodations for all of our honored guests and look forward to seeing you in Honolulu in 2020!

Convention Schedule:

Sunday, November 22               Opening Protocol and Aloha Reception

Monday, November 23              General Session

Tuesday, November 24              General Session and Dinner Reception

Wednesday, November 25        General Session (ends at Noon)

Registration Rates and Deadlines:

General and Student Registration includes 2-1/2 days of presentations, daily continental breakfast, lunches, and refreshment breaks, Aloha Reception, and a Dinner Reception.

A Guest Registration includes the Aloha Reception and Dinner Reception only.

Registration Type                   Early Rate (before August 31)                 Regular rate (starting September 1st)

                  General                                                                  $495                                                                                $525

                  Student                                                                  $150                                                                                $150

                      Guest                                                                  $200                                                                                $250

Cancellation Refund Policy

Cancellations must be requested in writing. Cancellations received before October 1 will receive a full refund less a $50 cancellation fee.  Submit requests to registrar@pacificrimconcepts.com