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2018 Registration


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If you plan to register for a tour and are paying by check, please email with your name, the tour you would like, and the number of tickets you are purchasing. If the tour is sold out, please let us know if you would like to be added to a wait list.  


Registration fees:

Judges (Spencer Grimes):
•ABA Member – $670
•Non-Member – $745

Lawyers (Including CAL):
•ABA Private Sector – $770
•Non-ABA Private Sector – $845
•ABA Gov. Sector – $670
•Non-ABA Gov. Sector – $745

Staff Attorneys (Including CASA):
•ABA Member – $570
•Non-Member – $645

Law Professors (Full-time academics only):
•ABA Member – $720
•Non-Member – $795

Active Duty Armed Forces:
•ABA Member – $620
•Non-Member – $675

Law Students (Current law students):
•ABA Member – $720
•Non-Member – $795


Fees will be refunded less a $50 processing charge provided that AJEI receives written notice of cancellation on or before Oct. 26, 2018. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after Oct. 26, 2018.


Early decisions will be made the week of September 17, and applicants will be notified shortly thereafter.  The final deadline to apply is Friday, September 28.  Please email your application to to avoid slow mail.  The 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 and one night of lodging expenses may be reimbursed if the recipient is staying at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, November 8, 9, and 10, 2018. Receipts are required. Lodging may not be awarded to scholarship recipients who live within 30 miles of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. 

Attendance Requirement:  AJEI’s use of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis 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 Atlanta Marriott Marquis on November 8, 9, and 10, 2018, unless a recipient lives within 30 miles of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

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, 2018, that he/she will not attend the Summit. 


An applicant must submit:

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

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

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are paying for other optional items, such as a tour or the CASA dinner, please send a separate check for these items so your $100 check can be returned at the Summit.


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


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

AJEI does not reimburse for expenses requested AFTER DECEMBER 15, 2018.

Scholarship Policy and Application 

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