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.

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

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 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.

Resolutions Proposal Form
Drafting Guide
Resolution Example
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.

Past Assembly Meetings

2014 Midyear Meeting Assembly Recap

2013 Annual Meeting Assembly Recap

2013 Midyear Assembly Recap

2012 Annual Assembly Recap

2012 Midyear Assembly Recap

2011 Annual Assembly Recap

2011 Midyear Assembly Recap

2010 Annual Assembly Recap

2010 Midyear Assembly Recap

2009 Annual Assembly Recap

2009 Midyear Assembly Recap

2008 Annual Assembly Recap

2008 Midyear Assembly Recap

2006-2007 Assembly Recap