The Bolch Judicial Institute holds bench-bar-academy conferences, inviting a wide range of prominent bench leaders, government officials, senior-level plaintiff and defense lawyers, technical experts, and academics to address emerging or pressing legal issues, providing them an opportunity to develop positions that can guide government policy-makers and decision-makers. Following a conference, the Institute may select individuals to prepare under its leadership best practices, guidelines, or other written guidance. Any work product or publication of an Institute-held conference may not necessarily reflect the official position of Duke Law School as an entity or of its faculty or of any other organization. The Institute takes no institutional position on legal or other issues. Every Institute publication stands on its own, and its value judged solely on the merits of its contents.