Criminal Justice Section

"The Unified Voice of Criminal Justice"  -- With its diverse membership of  criminal justice professionals, the ABA Criminal Justice Section is uniquely situated to bring all the various actors to the table to address today's most pressing criminal justice issues.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

2021 CJS Midyear Meeting

Virtual. Feb. 17-20 (During the ABA Midyear Meeting) CLE Programs: • Data & Racial Justice: Using Data to Drive Change • The Prosecution and Defense of Physicians in Civil and Criminal Opioid Death Cases • Military Justice—Learning and Leading Change in American Criminal Justice

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The Chair's Message: April Frazier-Camara

During 2020-2021, the ABA Criminal Justice Section will confront America’s painful history of racism in the criminal legal system, address ways of moving away from silence and toward reconciliation, and advancing racial equity in the criminal legal system.

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About Us

The Criminal Justice Section has primary responsibility for the ABA's work on solutions to issues involving crime, criminal law, and the administration of criminal and juvenile justice.

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Practice Forward Amid COVID-19

Move your practice and the legal profession forward during the pandemic and beyond with continually updated tools and resources

NEW: White Collar Crime Committee Newsletter

Featured Articles (Winter/Spring 2021 Edition): • Fraud Emerges as Telehealth Surges • White Collar Criminal Investigations Slowing Down? Think Again…The Increase in Employment Tax Prosecutions • Getting Real – A Discussion With Veronica and Michelle (women lawyers in white collar criminal defense) • AMLA 2020: Sweeping New AML Laws Have Broad Impacts on All Financial Crimes • Reforming Securities Fraud Sentencing: An Alternative Proposal to a Loss-Based Approach

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CJS Committees

Committees and Task Forces offer CJS members the best opportunity for direct involvement in Section activities, such as organizing CLE offerings, developing publications and policy proposals.

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Section News

Contact Us

The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036 Main Tel: (202) 662-1500 Email: crimjustice@americanbar.org Social Media Hashtag: #ABACJS.