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WASHINGTON, D.C., July 24, 2014 — The American Bar Association will consider adopting policy regarding topics ranging from cybersecurity to domestic and sexual violence at the 2014 ABA Annual Meeting in Boston.
The ABA House of Delegates — the association’s policymaking body — will meet Aug. 11-12 to vote on resolutions and discuss matters of importance to the legal profession.
Among other noteworthy events at the House, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr. will discuss the importance of Magna Carta as the foundation for many core concepts of American laws and freedoms on Aug. 11 at 11 a.m., Ballroom, Level 3, Hynes Convention Center. On Aug. 12, at the close of the two-day session, William C. Hubbard of South Carolina will become president of the ABA.
The House of Delegates is expected to consider more than 25 resolutions on diverse issues including:
View results as they happen from the House of Delegates session here.
No resolution listed here represents the policy of the ABA until it has been approved by the House of Delegates. Informational reports, comments and supporting data are not approved by the House in its voting and represent only the views of the section or committee submitting them.
With high-profile speakers, essential legal programs and insightful debate on critical law and public policy issues, the ABA Annual Meeting is the nation’s premier gathering of legal professionals. The deliberations by more than 500 members from state and local bar associations across the country, ABA affiliates and internal units of the ABA will mark the culmination of the Annual Meeting.
For a full list of programs at the 2014 ABA Annual Meeting, click here for instructions on downloading the program guide app available for mobile devices and desktop computers.
During the Annual Meeting, accredited journalists should register on site at the Hynes Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D, Level 2, beginning at noon on Aug. 6. A press room for accredited reporters will be provided in the same area of the Hynes Convention Center, starting at 9 a.m. on Aug. 7. The room will be open daily thereafter from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will close one hour after the House of Delegates adjourns on Aug. 12. Specific coverage guidelines for Chief Justice Roberts and the House of Delegates session Aug. 11-12 can be found here.
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