Be a Guardian of the National Law Firm for Liberty

Guardians Circle members at the Institute for Justice invest $10,000 or more each year in helping IJ fight for individual liberty in courts across the country. The generosity and commitment of these Guardians demonstrate their understanding of the importance of IJ’s mission and how high the stakes are for the many Americans whose lives and liberties depend on our work.

Join the Guardians Circle

Guardians Circle members invest $10,000 or more in IJ’s work each year. If you would like to become a Guardians Circle member, you can:

If you have any questions about the Guardians Circle or your current support for IJ, please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah Grassilli at [email protected] or (703) 682-9320 ext 209.

Benefits of Being a guardian

Institute for Justice Guardians Circle members help IJ secure justice for those whose full enjoyment of liberty has been denied by government. To keep these generous supporters closely apprised of the impact they are making at IJ, Guardians Circle members receive:

  • Invitations to attend IJ Partners Retreats and other events with IJ attorneys, staff, and clients;
  • Behind-the-scenes look at IJ’s vision, strategy, and cases through exclusive IJ LIVE webinars;
  • Print copy of IJ’s bi-monthly magazine Liberty & Law;
  • Special email updates from IJ’s President and Chief Counsel Scott Bullock;
  • A standing invitation to visit IJ Headquarters in Arlington, VA;
  • A dedicated staff member available to answer questions about IJ activities;
  • Copies of Strategic Research reports as requested;
  • Virtual one-on-one meetings with IJ staff upon request;
  • Invitations to in-person visits with IJ leadership and staff when they are in your area.


Past Events

IJ LIVE: How IJ Builds a Case

December 8, 2023
Live Online Webinar

Senior IJ attorney Jeff Rowes and IJ attorney Josh Windham give us an inside look into how IJ builds a case and how our knowledge of the court system plays into our overall litigation strategy.

IJ’s 2023 Partners Retreat

Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2023
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach
Dana Point, CA

If you have any questions about the Partners Club or your current support for IJ, please don’t hesitate to contact Ross Ward at [email protected] or (703) 682-9320 ext 210.

IJ LIVE – Trials

June 29, 2023

IJ Attorneys Will Aronin and Ben Field shared their first-hand experiences advocating for IJ & our clients in front of judges and juries nationwide. In the context of some of our recent litigation successes, they explained how an IJ case team prepares for a trial; what components make a trial successful; and the strategic impact that a trial victory can have.

SECURE Act 2.0 and How It Might Impact You

February 24, 2023

Rob Peccola discussed SECURE Act 2.0, which contains a slate of changes to the retirement system. Discussion of a unique opportunity available through the law to maximize charitable giving to the causes you most care about.

A $100,000 Parking Ticket? What to Do About Outrageous Fines, Fees, and Forfeitures

March 24, 2021

Scott BullockDiana Simpson, and Jennifer McDonald discussed what research reveals about fines, fees, and forfeitures–and what IJ is doing to change the law on these issues. The team also spoke about the most important battles happening on the ground today and our plans for the coming months.

James King’s fight for accountability. James standing outside the U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Briefing on Brownback v. King

November 18, 2020

IJ supporters joined Scott BullockPatrick Jaicomo, and Anya Bidwell to reflect on the Brownback v. King argument and to discuss the future of IJ’s Project on Immunity and Accountability during these times of unrest and uncertainty.

IJ LIVE – U.S. Supreme Court Roundup

July 23, 2020

IJ supporters joined Scott BullockDana Berliner, and Robert McNamara to reflect on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2019-2020 term, including a landmark IJ victory for educational choice: a 5-4 decision that will empower families to choose the right school for their needs. The team also discussed other notable decisions this term—as well as cases the Court declined to take—and how those cases will impact the broader fight for liberty. The panel closed the call by previewing IJ’s upcoming case before the Court on government immunity and accountability.

IJ LIVE – Briefing on New IJ Project on Immunity and Accountability

February 4, 2020

Scott BullockRobert McNamara, and Justin Wilson discussed how IJ came to be involved in issues of government immunity and the ways that it intersects with the work we have been doing for years. They also talked about what the Project on Immunity and Accountability entails and how it presents a new avenue of growth and opportunity in the fight to advance individual liberty.