Assembly

Call for Resolutions for next YLD Assembly at 2016 ABA Annual Meeting 

Now is the time for our affiliates, teams, boards, committees, and task forces to think about resolution ideas for the YLD Assembly, Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6 at the ABA 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

If you have a great idea for a resolution, please submit your idea now via the YLD’s online Resolution Idea Form (doc). Please submit the form to Assembly Speaker Stefan Palys and Tara Blasingame no later than March 31, 2016.

Resolution ideas are considered and confirmed on a rolling basis. You must meet the March 31, 2016 deadline if you wish to have your proposal considered for the Annual Meeting Assembly. You will be contacted by a member of the Resolutions Team to discuss how your idea can be turned into a resolution to be considered by the Assembly. Visit the YLD Assembly page for more information on resolutions.


The YLD Assembly

The ABA YLD Assembly is the principal policy-making body of the ABA YLD. During the meeting, young lawyer issues and resolutions are debated and voted upon. By serving in this body you have the opportunity to have your voice heard and to help shape the profession.

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Delegate Certification
Ensure that your voice is heard as a delegate of the ABA YLD Assembly. Young lawyer state bar organizations, national affiliates, and military branches choose the Assembly delegates. If you are interested in serving as a delegate, contact your local young lawyer affiliate, state young lawyer bar organization, the appropriate national affiliate, or your military branch point person regarding your interests.

Please note that delegates must be ABA members and registered for the ABA Meeting.

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Rule 1 of ABA YLD Assembly Standing Rules
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Delegate Count Information
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State Affiliate Delegate Certification Form – for delegates to the ABA YLD Assembly
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ABA YLD Bylaws

Assembly Standing Rules

Steps for Delegate Check-in at Certification

  1. Pick up your ABA registration badge at the ABA headquarter hotel.
  2. Then sign in to receive a delegate ribbon at the ABA YLD delegate certification table, which is located at the ABA headquarter hotel.
  3. Bring your ABA registration badge and delegate ribbon to the Assembly meeting so you can vote. Sit with your state, national affiliate, or military branch.

Resolutions
Resolutions are sometimes called reports with recommendations. The ABA House of Delegates considers resolutions that, after adoption by the House, become Association policies. A YL Resolution is one written by a Young Lawyer. Those that pass the Assembly are brought to the house on the ABA YLD's behalf.

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Resolution Idea Form
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Drafting Guide
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Resolution Example
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ABA YLD Bylaws

Typical Assembly Schedule:

Midyear Meeting
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting
Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


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