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 National Convention will take place at the Sheraton Waikiki located at 2255 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815. There are special rates at the following hotels for Convention attendees all catering to different price ranges (starting at $180 at the Princess Kaiualani):

The Sheraton Waikiki 2255 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815.

The Royal Hawaiian 2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815.

The Princess Kaiulani 120 Kaiulani Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815.

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 “RSVP” Button below and completing the short survey.  Although the Convention is two years away, we are in the process of organizing the accommodations for all of our honored guests.  We look forward to seeing you in Honolulu in 2020!