The Judges Forum

Pound‘s annual Forum for State Appellate Court Judges is the consumer bar‘s most significant outreach to the judiciary. It is a full–day educational program open only to judges, held annually since 1992. The Forum provides a direct, intensive substantive experience, with original research written by prominent academics, commentary by experts from both sides of the bar, and small group discussions. Judges attend as guests of the Institute, at no cost to themselves or their courts. The Forum is an opportunity for judges, legal scholars, and practicing attorneys to come together for an open dialogue about major issues affecting civil justice in America. Each Forum's papers – and its subsequently published reports – are available for free downloading, providing continuing resources for the judiciary, academics, and practitioners.

The 2018 Judges Forum – "State Court Protection of Individual Constitutional Rights" – took place on Saturday, July 7, 2018 in Denver, CO. The Institute invites all currently sitting state appellate court judges to attend this complimentary one-day judicial education program, where a faculty of law professors, judges, and practitioners from the plaintiff and defense perspectives will discuss the academic papers written for the Forum. The Institute pays travel and program expenses for state appellate judges to attend its Forums. Trial and senior judges are admitted on a space-available basis.

2018 Forum Papers

     State Constitutional Protection of Civil Litigation by Prof. Robert Williams, Rutgers

     State Constitutional Structures Affect Access to Civil Justice by Prof. Justin Long of Wayne State

2018 Research Compilation on State Constitutional Provisions on Trial By Jury and Right to Remedy

2018 Forum Faculty

2018 Forum Underwriters

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CLICK HERE to see all Judges Forum Reports.