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ABA to consider military sexual assault, human trafficking, other topics

ABA to consider military sexual assault, human trafficking, other topics

By John Glynn

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2014 — The American Bar Association will consider adopting policy to urge Congress to enact legislation that creates alternative avenues of redress for victims of unwanted sexual contact in the military during the 2014 ABA Midyear Meeting in Chicago on Feb. 10.

The ABA House of Delegates, the 560-member policy-making body of the association, will also debate adopting new policy, including:

Additional resolutions to be considered by the ABA House of Delegates can be found here. No proposal constitutes association policy unless and until the House adopts it. Some offerings may be withdrawn, while other measures may be submitted. Any measure can be amended until it is taken to a vote.

Visit the Midyear Meeting Reporter Resources webpage for updates on meeting programs, highlights, speakers and events. The status of resolutions will be updated here on Feb. 10 as the House acts on them. 

Reporters interested in attending the ABA House of Delegates or other meeting events can register here. Accredited reporters are welcome to cover the meeting at no charge. Reporters who register in advance may pick up their media badges at the main registration area located at the Hyatt Regency Chicago East Tower’s Grand Ballroom (Gold Level) beginning at 2 p.m. Feb. 5. On-site registrants may obtain their press credentials in the same area after 9 a.m. on Feb. 6.

A press room for accredited reporters will be provided in the hotel’s Riverside Center (Purple Level, East Tower), starting at 9 a.m. on Feb. 6.

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at and on Twitter @ABANews.


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