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Judges Initiative Committee

ABA Section of Business Law


Judges Initiative Committee


Mission Statement




The mission of the Judges Initiative Committee is to provide a home specifically dedicated to the Section's judicial members. The Committee provides a forum to interact with other judges and Section members and exchange ideas on topics of mutual interest, opportunities for education, and the ability to participate in Section activities.


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2014 Annual Meeting





2014 Annual Meeting (Chicago). Section Luncheon, Recognition of Diversity Clerks serving in 2014. Standing, L-R, Judge Gail Andler (Co-Chair Trial Practice Subcommittee, Superior Court, Orange County, CA), Paul "Chip" L. Lion, III (Chair, Business Law Section), and Vice Chancellor Donald Parsons (Council, Delaware Court of Chancery). Sitting, L-R, Waleed Ahmed, Amanda Reasoner, Samantha Hsieh, and Daniel P. Knudsen (Diversity Clerks). Diversity Clerks not pictured, Anita Alexander, Kwesi Atta-Krah, Alton Bradley, Jeffrey Dorough-Lewis, and Dayna Thomas.







2014 Annual Meeting (Chicago). Section Luncheon. Standing, L-R, Judge Gail Andler (Co-Chair Trial Practice Subcommittee, Superior Court, Orange County, CA), Paul "Chip" L. Lion, III (Chair, Business Law Section), and Vice Chancellor Donald Parsons (Council, Delaware Court of Chancery). Sitting, L-R, Business Court Representatives Judge Christine Ward (Pittsburgh), Judge Mark Denton (Las Vegas), Judge Patricia McInerney (Philadelphia), and Judge Joseph Iannazzone (Georgia). Not pictured. Business Court Representatives Judge Audrey Carrion (Baltimore) and Judge Elihu Berle (Los Angeles).







2014 Annual Meeting. Guest participants at joint meeting of Appellate Litigation, Business Torts and Trial Practice Subcommittees. Judge Patricia McInerney (Business Court Representative, Philadelphia Commerce Court), Judge Allen Goldberg (former Business Court Representative, Chicago Commercial Calendar).







2014 Annual Meeting. Guest participants at joint meeting of Appellate Litigation, Business Torts and Trial Practice Subcommittees. Judge Mark Denton (Business Court Representative, Las Vegas Business Court), Judge Christine Ward (Business Court Representative, Pittsburgh Complex Commercial Litigation Center).







2014 Annual Meeting. Business Court pioneers Robert L. Haig and Judge Ben F. Tennille.







2014 Annual Meeting (Chicago). Program, "Avoiding Discovery And Trial Practice Disasters--Tales From The Bench And Trenches". Panel, standing L-R, Arnold A. Pinkston (Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Allergan), William D. Johnston (Section Vice Chair, Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor LLP). Sitting, Judge Clifton Newman (South Carolina Business Court), Judge Audrey J. S. Carrion (Business Court Representative and Baltimore Business and Technology Court), Daniel R. Formeller (Chair, Trial Practice Subcommittee and Program Chair), and Paul Masinter (Moderator; Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC).







2014 Annual Meeting (Chicago). Section Luncheon, Recognition of Diversity Clerks serving in 2014. Standing, L-R, Daniel P. Knudsen, Amanda Reasoner, Samantha Hsieh, Alton Bradley, Dayna Thomas, Waleed Ahmed, and Jeffrey Dorough-Lewis. Not pictured, Anita Alexander and Kwesi Atta-Krah.







2014 Annual Meeting: Joint Planning meeting of Judges Initiative Committee, Subcommittee on Business Courts and National Conference of State Trial Court Judges.







2014 Annual Meeting: Joint Planning meeting of Judges Initiative Committee, Subcommittee on Business Courts and National Conference of State Trial Court Judges.







2014 Annual Meeting. Business Court Representative Judge Joseph Iannazzone of Georgia.







2014 Annual Meeting (Chicago). Judges Initiative and Business and Corporate Litigation Committees’ Dinner. Standing, L-R, Patrick Clendenen (Chair, Business and Corporate Litigation Committee), and Judge Stephen Schuster (Co-Chair, Judges Initiative Committee).












2014 Annual Meeting (Chicago). Outgoing Business Court Representatives recognized for service to the Section by Section Chair Dixie Johnson. L-R Judge Audrey J. S. Carrion (Business Court Representative, Baltimore Business and Technology Court), Dixie Johnson (Section Chair), Judge Christine Ward (Business Court Representative, Pittsburgh Commercial Litigation Center), and Judge Joseph Iannazzone (Business Court Representative, Gwinnett County, Georgia Business Court).






2014 Annual Meeting (Chicago). Section Luncheon, Recognition of Diversity Clerks serving in 2014. Standing, L-R, Daniel P. Knudsen, Amanda Reasoner, Samantha Hsieh, Alton Bradley, Dayna Thomas, Waleed Ahmed, and Jeffrey Dorough-Lewis. Not pictured, Anita Alexander, Kwesi Atta-Krah.





2014 Spring Meeting






Panel: Innovations in Resolving Complex Business Disputes. L-R, Judge Elizabeth Stong (Bankruptcy EDNY), Lee Applebaum (Judges Initiative Committee), Judge Audrey Carrion (Baltimore Circuit Court Business & Technology Case Management Program), Richard Chernick (JAMS), Melanie Damian (Vice-Chair, Business and Corporate Litigation Committee), Judge Stephen Schuster and Merrick "Rick" Gross (Co-Chairs Judges Initiative Committee).







Program, "Innovations in Resolving Complex Business Disputes," co-sponsored by the Judges Initiative Committee and the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee.






2013 Annual Meeting







Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals graciously hosts an educational tour of the James R. Browning Courthouse for members of the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee and the Judges Initiative during the 2013 ABA Annual Meeting.







Members of the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee and Judges Initiative held a joint dinner at the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse during the 2013 ABA Annual Meeting.

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Leadership

Co-Chairs:

Applebaum, Lee
Schuster, James

Committee Roster  


Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events


Court Documents


ABA Programs and other Materials

2014 Spring Meeting (Audio) - Nationwide Innovation in Specialized Business and Commercial Courts
2014 Spring Meeting - Nationwide Innovation in Specialized Business and Commercial Courts
2014 Spring Meeting (Audio)- Innovations in Resolving Complex Business Disputes
2014 Spring Meeting - Innovations in Resolving Complex Business Disputes
Avoiding Discovery and Trial Practice Disasters Tales from the Bench & Trenches (Audio September 2014)
2013 Fall Meeting - A Tour of the Ivory Tower: Important Developments in the United States Supreme Court for Business Lawyers and Their Clients
2013 Ninth Annual Meeting of the American College of Business Court Judges
2012 Annual Meeting - What's Happening Out There? Grappling with the Supreme Court's Blockbuster Arbitration Cases
2012 Spring Meeting - Business Court Judges Speak, How to Litigate a Case in a Business Court
Remarks of Judge Ben Tennille, April 24, 2010
2010 Annual Meeting - ADR in Business Courts: How Commerical Judges Encourage Settlements (Audio)
2009 Spring Meeting - Business Courts Around the World (Audio)
Business Courts Subcomittee Website
National Center for State Courts: Business Courts and Complex Courts
Electronic Discovery Rules in the Delaware Court of Chancery
Toronto Commercial List E Discovery Pilot Project
National Judicial College Complex Commercial/Business Court Cases course
2012 - 8th Annual Meeting of the American College of Business Court Judges
California Court Rule 2.550. Sealed records
California Court Rule 2.551. Procedures for filing records under seal
Trial Practice Subcommittee - Business and Corporate Litigation Committee

Business Court Opinions

One purpose in creating business, commercial, and complex courts is to establish an informative body of case law. Many of these courts publish opinions on their own websites.
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