President's Message

Welcome to the American Judges Association!

Thank you for visiting our home page. We are the largest judges association in North America, and proud to include members from all jurisdictions and levels of courts throughout the United States and Canada. We are also closely affiliated with a wide range of other national organizations, including the National Center for State Courts, the National Association of State Judicial Educators, the Conference of Chief Justices, the Conference of State Court Administrators, and the National Association for Court Management.

AJA's mission is to help our members become even better judges by providing top quality judicial training and education at our annual and mid-year conferences. Our conferences have nationally-recognized, expert speakers on cutting-edge topics of interest affecting judges, and are held at appealing locales such as Alaska, Hawaii, Toronto, New Orleans, Seattle, and Chicago.

AJA membership has other benefits, including scholarships to the National Judicial College and reduced cost judicial liability insurance. While members receive quarterly editions of Court Review, this website also includes our outstanding White Papers, quick links to multimedia presentations on topics like Procedural Fairness — a key field in which AJA is a national leader–online domestic violence module, as well as access to the Judicial Family Institute, a national organization dedicated to providing information and education to judicial households.

AJA is also The Voice of the Judiciary®, providing leadership and speaking for judges nationally on critical issues, including domestic violence, court security, public trust and confidence in the courts, and judicial independence.

Please browse our site, and if you are not a member, then contact us to become a member. If you are new to us, we can provide you with a year of membership for free! If you are a member, please find ways to be more active within the organization and let us know how AJA can better serve you. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to serving you as the AJA president, and I welcome you and your interest in our organization.