News From the FBA


Applications Now Available for the FBA Awards Program

The FBA honors individuals, chapters, and section and divisions with a number of annual awards recognizing exceptional service and outstanding achievement. The deadline for submissions is June 15.

Midyear Meeting Content is Now Available

The 2018 Midyear Meeting "President Trump and The Federal Judiciary" podcast and other select materials now available.

2018 FBA Public Policy Priorities

The association’s policy focus is on adequate courts funding, judicial vacancies, the need for additional federal judgeships, and the establishment of an Article I Immigration Court.

FY2019 National Elections Slate of Nominated Candidates Announced

The Nominations and Elections committee met and determined the nominated slate of candidates for national office.

Bankruptcy Judgeships Legislation Signed Into Law

President Trump on October 26 signed legislation (H.R. 2266) that extends 14 temporary bankruptcy judgeships for five years and creates four new bankruptcy judgeships.

FAQ: Making Sense of the Jones Act Waiver for Puerto Rico

The Jones Act, as commonly known, is part of the Merchant Shipping Act of 1920, 41 Stat. 988 (1920). The act was sponsored by Senator Wesley R. Jones, from Washington State, which is how it acquired its name.

Relief Assistance for Puerto Rico

While the scope of the crisis in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria dominates the news across the country, the resilience of our FBA colleagues to recover and rebuild remains steadfast. Oreste Ramos, a national FBA leader and attorney in San Juan, has shared his firsthand account of conditions on the island and an appeal for continued support.


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