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Judge Yvette Mansfield Alexander
Baton Rouge City Court, Louisiana 

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    Member Spotlight

      Justice James W. Hardesty has been a member of the American Judges Association since 2009, and has served as the AJA’s Treasurer and on the Executive Committee since 2021. He graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 1970.


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    Latest News

    • AJA’s awards are very important. They are an opportunity for AJA to recognize people who have made significant contributions to the judiciary and to the association itself. In order for the awards to be meaningful, it is vital that the Awards Committee have a number of nominees to consider each year. Learn more about the AJA American Gavel Award, Harold V. Froehlich Award for Judicial Courage.

    Upcoming Events


    2023 Annual Conference
    San Antonio, TX
    April 13-15, 2023

2023 Midyear Conference

San Antonio, TX
April 13-15, 2023