Dear FJA Members,

We are writing on behalf of our dear colleague, Esther Salas.  She has asked the FJA to communicate that she is deeply moved by the outpouring of love and support from fellow members of our judicial family.  Her heart is lifted by your concern.  It pains her that she is not in a position to respond right now, but wants you to know that she has heard you, and looks forward to the time that she can respond to each of us individually.  In the meantime, please know that she returns the love she has felt, and asks that you keep her and her family in your prayers...(more)

News from the FJA


Upcoming Events

2020 FJA Annual Board of Directors Meeting
Postponed due to concerns over COVID-19  

Original Dates:
April 18-19, 2020

Denver, CO

New Dates:
November 14-15, 2020
Virtual Meeting

IAJ Annual Meeting                                               
TBD, September 2021
San Jose, Costa Rica

2021 FJA Annual Board of Directors Meeting
April 6-7, 2021
Philadelphia, PA

2022 FJA Annual Board of Directors Meeting
April 30-May 1, 2022
Washington, DC

FJA Tenth Quadrennial Conference
May 1-3, 2022
Washington, DC

About Us

The Federal Judges Association (FJA) is a national voluntary organization of United States federal judges, appointed pursuant to Article III of the Constitution, whose mission is to support and enhance the role of its members within a fair, impartial and independent judiciary; to actively build a community of interest among its members; and to sustain our system of justice through civics education and public outreach.
 
The independence of Article III judges is assured under the Constitution by their appointment for life without diminution in pay. Nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed by the United States Senate, Article III judges are thus protected from intimidation, undue influence, coercion, or domination so that they may judge fairly and independently in every case, as the law and facts require.
 
Inevitably, from time to time, some judicial decisions are unpopular.  The FJA, as an independent organization, can speak in one voice to protect the independence of the judiciary and to explain its significance to a free society.  The Association expresses the collective view of Article III judges to other branches of government and the public on issues related to fair and impartial courts.