Virtual Annual Meeting - Convening for Justice | July 29 - August 4, 2020                                           

Registration is Open!

We invite you to join us for the Virtual Annual Meeting. Registration is complimentary for ABA members and $95 for non-members.

It's Official! Registration is Now Open | A Message from ABA President Martinez

We’ve rearranged and condensed the usual schedule to focus on entity governance meetings, special events, virtual networking, and the CLE Showcase programs.

Meeting Overview

Wednesday, July 29 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

General Assembly and the Presentation of the ABA Medal

The ABA Medal, the American Bar Association’s highest honor, will be awarded to William H. Neukom, an international champion for justice who has devoted his life and career to public service, access to justice and advancing the rule of law.

Friday, July 31 | 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Thurgood Marshall Award Celebration - Honoring Marian Wright Edelman

The Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice will honor founder and president emerita of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Marian Wright Edelman with the 2020 Thurgood Marshall Award. Under her leadership as president for 45 years, CDF has become the nation’s strongest voice for children and families. You may purchase tickets to the event through Annual Meeting registration.

CLE Showcase

These cutting-edge programs are developed by ABA entities and focused on justice-related issues facing our society.

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Delegate-At-Large Elections

Lawyer Members must be registered for the Annual Meeting to receive a link to electronically vote. Voting will be held Wednesday, July 29 through Monday, August 3. To access more information regarding the candidates:

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Top Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to the top FAQs about the first-ever Virtual Annual Meeting. If you still have questions, please fill out the Meetings and Travel Department contact form below.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite you to become a sponsor of the first-ever ABA Virtual Annual Meeting. This engaging and interactive platform will provide you with the opportunity to feature your products and services in new and dynamic ways.

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General Questions?

Please contact the Meetings and Travel Department at 312-988-5871 or by email at