Pillars of Justice

Judicial Education to Improve a Nation

The NJC created the Pillars of Justice Fund to invite financial support of our nation’s judiciary from top corporations and law firms.

Pillars of Justice Fund proceeds provide our nation’s judiciary with innovative, results-oriented programs and professional development for their ever-changing and ever-increasing needs in the courtroom.

When you become a Pillars of Justice member you have a meaningful and direct impact on the implementation of new programs and services that can bring positive change to our court system.

Independence Circle ($50,000+)


Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Esq.

William Randolph Hearst Foundation

Laura & John Arnold Foundation

Freedom Circle ($25,000 – $49,999)




Justice Circle ($10,000-$14,999)


  • Helen Roberti Charitable Trust
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers Foundation
  • Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation
  • South Carolina Bar Foundation
  • The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust


Liberty Circle ($15,000-$24,999)


  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Foundation
  • Chubb
  • E.L. Wiegand Foundation
  • J. F. Maddox Foundation
  • Kaul Foundation
  • Weatherwax Foundation



Honor Circle ($5,000-$9,999)


  • A. Clifford Edwards, Esq.
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson & Goza
  • David J. Beck, Esq.
  • Community Foundation of Western Nevada
  • Rawle & Henderson, LLP
  • Robert T. Eglet, Esq.
  • Giles Enterprises, Inc.
  • Mr. John L. Holcomb, Esq.
  • John H. LaGatta
  • Samuel S. Lionel, Esq.
  • John H. Mowbray, Esq.
  • M. R. Bauer Foundation
  • McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • Edward Neugebauer, Esq.
  • Peter C. Neumann, Esq.
  • Robert L. Parks, Esq.
  • Rawle & Henderson, LLP
  • Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III
  • Patricia K. Rocha, Esq.
  • R&R Partners
  • Roxie and Azad Joseph Foundation
  • Al Brayton, Esq.
  • Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck
  • The Charles H. Stout Foundation
  • The Clinton H. and Wilma T. Shattuck Charitable Trust
  • Mark G. Tratos, Esq.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Saul A. Wolfe



Thank you also to the following donors for their generous gift to the Pillars of Justice Fund:


Hon. Chad C. Schmucker


Peter J. Neeson, Esq.

Help Ensure Positive Change in Our Nation’s Courts

The Pillars of Justice Fund provides financial resources to address crucial judicial issues that are affecting our nation’s judiciary. Important topics to be addressed through this fund include:

  • Understanding scientific expert evidence
  • Core competencies needed by state trial judges to handle complex civil cases
  • Commercial litigation/business courts
  • The impact of aging of Americans
  • Electronic discovery
  • Improving the professionalism and competency of administrative adjudicators

Give to The Pillars of Justice Fund

Your generous support empowers the NJC to play a leading role in education and research opportunities as they arise — opportunities for which funding is not always available. The Pillars of Justice Fund Giving Levels are as follows:

Independence Circle
$50,000 and above
Freedom Circle
$25,000 – $49,999
Liberty Circle
Justice Circle
Honor Circle

A Fund for the Future of Justice

Designate your support to one of the following three areas:

  • Unrestricted Support underwrites the general operations of the NJC allowing for flexibility in asset allocation.
  • Research, Education and Services Support funds curriculum expansion to address emerging issues that pose challenges for the courts.
  • Endowment Funding is imperative to enable the NJC to evolve and expand to meet the growing needs of the judiciary in the future.

Be Recognized for Your Generous Support

  • Donor recognition as a Pillars of Justice member in Case In Point magazine
  • Listing on the NJC website, with an active link to your firm or corporation
  • Your inscription on a prominently placed plaque in the NJC lobby
  • Special invitations to events
  • An annual update on the program you support

Learn More About the Pillars of Justice

Contact Development Director Jeanne Hill at (800) 25-JUDGE or hill@judges.org for more information on how you can make an impact on judicial education.

The NJC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Tax ID #942427596. Gifts are tax-deductible as provided by law.