NFJE 20th Annual Judicial Symposium

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Schedule of Events

Friday, July 26, 2024
1:30 pm – Speed Clerkship Interviewing Session
5:00 pm – Keynote Speaker
6:00 pm – Welcome Reception with 20th Anniversary Dinner to Follow

Saturday, July 27, 2024
7:45 am – Continental Breakfast
8:45 am – Program Begins
4:45 pm – Program Ends
5:00 pm – Reception

Please note: Registration for the Symposium is for State Supreme Court and Appellate Judges only.


July 26-27, 2024


JW Marriot Washington, DC
1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Speakers and topics for the NFJE Symposium include:

In our version of the Mid-Summer Classic, the 20th Annual Judicial Symposium offers state appellate judges with robust collaboration on several legal issues they may face in the coming months and years. Leading off the dialogue is Professor Daniel Kiel, who will compare the interpretive umpiring displayed by Justices Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas. On deck are conversations about admissibility of expert opinions, the growing privilege-log problem, and how attorney advertising affects juries. Batting clean-up is a moderated panel examining state-law issues sparked by corporate diversity programs and state challenges to them. While artificial intelligence populates the entire legal arena, a leading authority will discuss the technology’s problems and opportunities within the judicial diamond. What happens outside the lines is often critical, and we offer a debate about the effect of off-the-field third-party litigation funding on how the litigation game is played. And we bring in a closer to finish the ninth inning with a thought-provoking discussion of judicial collegiality and its influence on decision-making and legal development.

Hotel Information

JW Marriott Hotel, Washington, D.C.
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20004, USA

Group Rate Cutoff: Friday, July 5, 2024

Click HERE to reserve your room or call 800-393-2503

You will be asked to provide your credit card when making an online reservation; however, no deposit is taken. Up to two night’s room and tax will be direct-billed to NFJE.