Seminar Disclosure

In September 2006, the Judicial Conference adopted a policy that requires for timely disclosure by educational program providers and judges who attend those programs. The required disclosure includes the following information:

  • Judges' attendance
  • Program name or title
  • Dates and location of the program
  • Topics presented and the speakers who addressed each topic
  • Sources of support, financial or otherwise
  • Sponsor(s)

Any organization covered by the policy that issues an invitation on or after January 1, 2007 (for a program commencing after that date), 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 $480, must disclose financial and programmatic information.

The seminar disclosure report includes information for up to three years. The information will be cyclically removed at the end of each three-year period. For more information, please see the Judicial Conference Policy on Judges’ Attendance at Privately Funded Educational Programs.