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EARLY BIRD RATES (Through Sept. 30)

Judges, Public Lawyers,
and Law Professors
Private LawyersActive Military, Staff Attorneys,
and Law Students
ABA Member – $595
Regular fee – $695 
ABA Member – $695
Regular fee – $795
ABA Member – $495
Regular fee – $595
Non-Member – $645
Regular fee – $745
Non-Member – $745
Regular fee – $845
Non-Member – $545
Regular fee – $645
Register Online
NOTE: Online registration requires a credit card. We recommend using Google Chrome to access the site. 


Fees will be refunded less a $50 processing charge provided that AJEI receives written notice of cancellation on or before Oct. 26, 2019. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after Oct. 26, 2019


Discounted Early Bird rates are valid through September 30, 2019. Regular registration is from October 1, 2019, to November 11, 2019. Registration closes on November 13, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.

If you cannot register online because your only form of payment is a check, please email


Early decisions will be made the week of September 16, 2019, and applicants will be notified shortly thereafter. The final deadline to apply is Friday, September 27, 2019. 

Please email your application to AJEI@law.duke.eduThe deposit check can be mailed separately.

The Appellate Judges Education Institute (AJEI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation affiliated with the American Bar Association (ABA) Appellate Judges Conference of the ABA’s Judicial Division. AJEI’s mission is to provide high-quality education programs designed and produced by appellate judges, lawyers, and staff attorneys. AJEI recognizes that some states do not provide financial support for judges and some attorneys do not have resources to attend such programs; therefore, AJEI endeavors to provide partial scholarships for registration, travel, and lodging to a small number of attendees. 

Scholarship: The registration fee is waived for all judges and practitioners who are awarded a full scholarship. If requested, up to $400 of travel expenses may be reimbursed if the recipient is staying at the Grand Hyatt Washington, November 14, 15, and 16, 2019. Receipts are required. Lodging may not be awarded to scholarship recipients who live within 30 miles of the Grand Hyatt Washington. 

Attendance Requirement: AJEI’s use of the Grand Hyatt Washington is based on a minimum number of guest rooms being used each night; therefore, to be eligible for scholarship reimbursement for both travel and lodging, scholarship recipients must stay at the Grand Hyatt Washington on November 14, 15, and 16, 2019, unless a recipient lives within 30 miles of the Grand Hyatt Washington

Registration Fee and Deposit: Scholarship applicants must submit a $100.00 check deposit with the registration form, which is part of this scholarship application. The deposit will not be cashed and will be returned to the recipient at the Summit registration desk, unless the recipient does not attend the Summit and fails to notify AJEI by October 26, 2019, that he/she will not attend the Summit. 


An applicant must submit:

  • Completed scholarship application form (link below) submitted via email to
  • Completed summit registration form (strong preference is given to ABA members; applicants must include their ABA member number on the scholarship application form) submitted via email to
  • A $100 check deposit. A check payable to the Appellate Judges Education Institute for the deposit must be mailed to the following address:

Appellate Judges Education Institute
c/o Ann Yandian
Duke Law School
210 Science Drive Box 90362
Durham, NC 27708

Download 2019 Scholarship Forms


Applicants will be notified about whether or not they have received a scholarship the week of September 16. If a scholarship award is offered, a scholarship reimbursement form will accompany the offer. 


Scholarship recipients should send the completed scholarship reimbursement form by electronic scan/email to: after the Summit. Receipts must accompany the reimbursement form.

AJEI does not reimburse for expenses requested AFTER DECEMBER 15, 2019.

Judges: The Federal Judicial Center will support the attendance of a limited number of Article III federal appellate judges. If applicable, please contact Brenda Baldwin-White, Senior Judicial Education Attorney, at the Federal Judicial Center by calling 202-502-4112 or emailing