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" – will take place on Saturday, July 7, 2018 in Denver, CO. More details can be found here.  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 Hold-the-Date Postcard

Judges interested in attending: complete this form.

The 2017 Judges Forum – "Jurisdiction: Defining State Courts' Authority" – will take place on Saturday, July 22, 2017 in Boston, MA. More details can be found here.  The Institute has invited 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.

Personal Jurisdiction: Origins, Principles, and Practice by Prof. Simona Grossi, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

State Court Jurisdiction in the 21st Century by Prof. Adam Steinman, University of Alabama School of Law

2017 Judges Forum Underwriters

CLICK HERE to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Judges Forum program. Your name will appear as a donor in Forum materials.

CLICK HERE to see all Judges Forum Reports.