Feedback from Judges

Judges who have attended past Forums have sent numerous unsolicited comments like the following:

  • “Pound keeps us ahead of the curve.”
  • “Far and away the best!”
  • "[The Forum] is by far the best educational programming I attend. Your panelists were outstanding, as always, and the topic was very informative. The breakout sessions and opportunities to hear from other appellate judges are absolutely invaluable."
  • "A fascinating and invaluable learning experience."
  • “The Pound Forum is very important to the judicial process; we should all be grateful to those who make it possible.”
  • “I think what we are seeing here at the Forum is a rebirth of creative thinking.”
  • “In providing this opportunity through the annual Forum, the Pound Institute offers a great benefit not just to the judges in attendance here, today, but to all the people we serve.”
  • "Continual first-class conferences."
  • “Because the Forum unfailingly presents noted speakers and legal writers who are tops in their fields, judges in attendance are able to glean a great amount of knowledge and depth on a significant and timely subject in a very short period of time. And the single-topic presentation and discussion format ensures a concentrated, meaningful focus. Just as important is the fact that judges can have confidence they are not being exposed to a one-sided view of the issue.”
  • "I have immensely enjoyed the Pound Institute conferences. The topics discussed have provided me with new and additional perspectives in my career as a jurist."
  • “I thought the conference . . . was wonderful and insightful. The opportunity for discussion with other judges from across the country left me with the utmost confidence that our judicial system is in most capable hands.”
  • “Please share with the Officers and Trustees of the Pound Civil Justice Institute my thanks for their continued service to the courts of our country in making this program available to judges.”
  • “Gives us an opportunity to hear from the experts on the cutting edge of these issues”
  • “Much more philosophically and intellectually stimulating, in a ‘safe,’ judges-only environment.”
  • “It is routinely the best program I attend each year.”
  • “It is the best forum I go to. State court judges do not often have funds for these educational opportunities.”