AJS 2020 NATIONAL CONVENTION
Join us in Honolulu, HI November 22-25, 2020
The American Judicature Society is pleased to announce that its National Convention will be held in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, 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 conference theme—“Catch the Wave – The State of the Judiciary and the Serious Challenges Ahead”—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.
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.