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Judicial Seminars Disclosure

Effective January 1, 2007, the Judicial Conference of the United States adopted a Policy on Judges’ Attendance at Privately Funded Educational Programs (external) that requires judges and educational program providers to disclose certain information about the attendance of judges at privately-funded educational programs.  A link to the Federal Circuit’s disclosure report is below.

Any organization covered by the policy that issues an invitation to a federal judge to attend an educational program as a speaker, panelist, or attendee and offers to pay for or reimburse that judge, in excess of $415, must disclose financial and programmatic information.  Additional information about the Privately Funded Seminars Disclosure System is available on the U.S. Courts website (external).