President's Message

Welcome to the home page of the American Judges Association. The American Judges Association is proud to be one of the largest and most diverse associations of judges in North America, with over 1,000 members. Membership in AJA is open to American and Canadian judges from all levels of court. The AJA offers exceptional educational conferences, access to judicial resources, and opportunities for training in specialized areas of interest and for international judicial engagement.


Judge Catherine Carlson
Provincial Court of Manitoba

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    • 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.

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