Mason Judicial Education Program

American College of Business Court Judges

In October 2005, a group of judges working with complex business cases founded the American College of Business Court Judges (ACBCJ). With the assistance of the Law & Economics Center at the George Mason University School of Law, the ACBCJ develops programs and seminars to equip business court judges from around the country with the knowledge and skills necessary to deal efficiently and professionally with the increasingly complex issues they confront.

The ACBCJ offers:

  • access to business court judges who have been instrumental in establishing and/or expanding the business courts in their states;
  • access to judges who have drafted and promulgated rules, procedures and forms for use in business courts;
  • access to business court judges with experience in presiding over complex commercial matters and with the functioning of business courts;
  • access to leaders in the American Bar Association Business Law Section who have spearheaded the business court movement and who regularly consult with and monitor the progress of business courts around the country;
  • access to top-notch educational programs geared toward facilitating the work of business courts.

We welcome your application for annual membership in the American College of Business Court Judges. To apply, please complete the application here, and mail to Judge Joseph Iannazzone (Treasurer) at the address on the form.

 

Current ACBCJ Officers

Office

Term

Name

State

Immediate Past President

2014 - 2015

Sean Wallace

MD

President

2014 - 2015

Betsy Gonzalez

NV

President-Elect

2014 - 2015

Stephen Schuster

GA

Vice-President

2014 - 2015

Clifton Newman

SC

Vice-President

2014 - 2015

Christine Ward

PA

Secretary

2014 - 2015

Mary Johnston

DE

Treasurer

2014 - 2015

Joseph Iannazzone

GA

Director Seat A

2014 - 2016

James Gale

NC

Director Seat B

2014 - 2016

Tim Driscoll

NY

Director Seat C

2015 - 2017

Denise Owens

MS

Director Seat D

2015 - 2017

Jerry Abrams

MN

Director Seat E

2013 - 2015

Chris Yates

MI

Director Seat F

2013 - 2015

Elihu M. Berle

CA

 



ACBCJ Board Comprised of Past Presidents
 

Leonard B. Austin

Allen S. Goldberg

Donald F. Parsons, Jr.

Steven I. Platt

Ben F. Tennille

Ira Warshawsky