Founded in 1913, the American Judicature Society is an independent, nonpartisan, membership organization working nationally to protect the integrity of the American justice system. AJS’s diverse and broadly based membership – including judges, lawyers and members of the public – promotes fair and impartial courts through research, publications, education and advocacy for judicial reform. The work of AJS focuses primarily on judicial ethics, judicial selection, access to justice, criminal justice reform, and the jury system. AJS membership is open to anyone who supports the improvement of the nation's courts.
Throughout its history, AJS has worked closely with national, state and local bar associations and other organizations to develop and implement justice system reforms. To learn more about how AJS has advocated integrity over the past century in your state, click here >>.
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What's New at AJS
SAVE THE DATE - 23rd National College
The 23rd National College on Judicial Conduct and Ethics will take place in Chicago, Illinois on October 23-25, 2013 at the Embassy Suites Downtown Lakefront property. Registration information will be posted to the AJS website in June and distributed through the Judicial Conduct Reporter.
Social Networks and the Judiciary
If a judge decides the benefits of using online social media outweigh the risks, the “connected” judge must take whatever steps are necessary to prevent online socializing from undermining the integrity and impartiality of the judicial office.