AJS 2020 NATIONAL CONVENTION
Postponed Until November 2021
Judicial Independence in the Age of
POSTPONED UNTIL NOVEMBER 20221
We are saddened to report that, after careful consideration, the AJS Convention Steering Committee (“Committee”) has decided to postpone the AJS National Convention due to the coronavirus epidemic. Although the coronavirus recovery results in Hawaii seem promising, the Committee realizes that travel remains difficult throughout the country. Our Convention Steering committee had met many times throughout the past couple of years and had developed a good plan, which with modifications based on pandemic developments, will continue to be viable. Fortunately, the Sheraton has provided us the same week for 2021 (November 21-24) for the postponed convention.
Meanwhile, we urge all AJS directors and members to work on their committee matters pending before them, as well as any new issues which may arise, as the result of this extraordinary pandemic and its effect on our justice system. Some board members and others have expressed concerns about emerging issues relating to our judicial system, including continuing concerns about the rule of law, among others, and these issues should continue to be relevant and important for some time. As an example of the pandemic’s impact, who would doubt that the ever-prevalent and increasingly accepted stay-at-home rules and practice we are now going through, will not fundamentally change the role of our offices and thus workplace culture. The potential impacts of these types of developments on our judiciary and judicial system, as we are already witnessing to some degree with emergency orders, could be monumental. AJS needs to stay informed and involved.
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 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.
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.
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 2021 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.