Standing Committee on Publishing Oversight (SCOPO)

SCOPO and ABA Publishing, closely partnering with ABA publishing entities, and with ABA Membership and Marketing, continue to pursue six key strategic objectives in support of the ABA’s publishing vision. 

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The Standing Committee on Publishing Oversight (SCOPO) consists of 12 members, eight recommended from the Section Officers Conference from Sections, Divisions and Forums with existing publishing programs, and four at-large members.

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Committee Goals

(1) study and recommend publishing policies and strategies to the Board of Governors and House of Delegates; (2) provide policy oversight, supervision and direction to ABA publishing, exclusive of the ABA Journal; and (3) work closely with the Director of ABA Publishing, who will be responsible for implementing the Association's publication policies and developing publishing and marketing initiatives designed to meet changing needs of members, produce new/increased revenues, or support other Association goals.

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FY21 SCOPO Roster

Committee Functions Consists of 12 members, eight from recommendations from the Section Officers Conference from Sections, Divisions and Forum Committees with existing publishing programs, and four atlarge members.

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