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The quickest and most efficient way to keep your member preferences up-to-date is by logging into My ABA at the top of the website or by visiting MyABA.org. At MyABA you can update your mailing address and email address, join and unsubscribe from listservs, and join Committees. For any questions about MyABA, please contact Director of Membership Angela Benson at angela.benson@americanbar.org.

Leadership Resources

Governing Documents

Section Bylaws
Section Strategic Plan
ABA Business Conduct Standards
Strategic Communications Plan

Section Leadership

Leadership Directory
Organizational Chart

Leadership Resources and Helpful Documents

Robert’s Rules: Parliamentary Procedure Refresher
How To Advance in the Section
What Does That Mean? Common Section Abbreviations
Upcoming Meetings
Role of the Division Chair
Leadership Academy Call - Membership
Leadership Academy Call - Publications


Section Staff

Communication Resources

Communication Protocols for World Events
Social Media Policy for ABA Members

Administration Committee & Council Minutes

Administration Committee


Approved October Administration Committee Minutes
Approved September Administration Committee Minutes
Approved August Administration Committee Minutes
Approved July Administration Committee Minutes
Approved June Administration Committee Minutes
Approved May Administration Committee Minutes
Approved April Administration Committee Minutes
Approved March Administration Committee Minutes
Approved February Administration Committee Minutes
Approved January Administration Committee Minutes


Approved April 2021 Council Minutes  

Approved August 2018 Council Minutes
Approved February 2018 Council Minutes

Policy and Rule of Law Resources

Policy Made Easy
Section Guidance on International Legal Policy
About Section Policy
How You Can Develop Policy
Rule of Law Statements/Policy Creation Deadlines
Blanket Authority Handbook
Blanket Authorities Initiatives
Disclaimer For Policy Statements

Council Summary - This form should be completed and included in the Council packet with draft policy statements
April 2017 Policy Boot Camp Call Presentation: Developing ABA/SIL International Legal Policy
Drafting Groups Procedure
Policy Document Library
2020-2021 Greenbook
April 2016 You Have More Influence than You Think: How You Can Influence ABA, U.S., & Other Policy Around the World
ABA House of Delegates Homepage
House of Delegates Drafting Guide & Style Manual
Toolbox: Options for International Engagement on Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Events & Programming

Committee Programs

How-To Guide – Non-CLE In-Person and Teleconference Programs

Approved List of Co-Sponsor Entities


Requests for Co-Sponsorship

How to Request Co-Sponsorship of Programs with Non-ABA Entities

Marketing Meetings, Forums and Programs

To Whom at the ABA Should I Market My Program? The ABA collects information on member “area of interest" or AOI. The Section uses this data for marketing purposes. Which groups do you think we should market your program to?

Continuing Legal Education

MCLE Baseline Standards
MCLE Information by Jurisdiction
The ABCs of CLE

Open Meetings Policy

ABA Open Meeting Policy

Speaker and Moderator Guidelines

Speaker and Moderator Guidelines



Liaison Report Archives
How to Be An Effective Liaison

Agreements with International Bar Associations

Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats
American Society of International Law
Barra Mexicana
Canada Bar
Canadian Corporate Counsel Association
Consiglio Nazionale Forense
Croatia Bar
Dai Ichi Tokyo Bar Association
Deutsche AnwaltVerein
Hispanic National Bar Association
Inter-American Bar Association
International Law Students Association
Korean Bar Association
Law Council Australia
Law Society of England and Wales
Nigerian Bar Association
Pan African Lawyers Union
Union Internationale des Avocats


Membership Powerpoint

City Chapters

Barcelona/Madrid City Chapter Charter
Buenos Aires City Chapter Charter
Dublin City Chapter Charter
Hong Kong City Chapter Charter
Paris City Chapter Charter
Quito-Guayaquil Chapter Charter
Rome-Milan City Chapter Charter
San Diego-Tijuana Chapter Charter
Sao Paulo City Chapter Charter
Tokyo City Chapter Charter
Vienna City Chapter Charter


Committee Business Plan Template
Committee Leadership Position Descriptions
Committee Leader Orientation Presentation
Policy Boot Camp Call Presentation: Developing ABA/SIL International Legal Policy
Committee Newsletters


SIL Diversity Plan
Annex – Section Diversity and Inclusion Chart

Pathways to Employment in International Law

Pathway Panelist Email Template
Pathways Memo
Pathways Program Chair Instructions
Pathways Program Checklist


Publishing a Book with the Section of International Law
ABA Publishing Proposal Form
Publication Agreement: Year In Review
The Year in Review Guidelines
Section Publications & Committee Leader Responsibilities
Committee Editor’s Checklist
Section Royalty Policy
Publications PowerPoint
Newsletter Release
List of Contributing Authors
Press Release Template for Leadership Appointees

Budget Documents

Funding Policy
Internal Funding Policy
Speaker Travel Reimbursement Request Form

Guidelines for Reimbursement of Travel and Lodging Expenses
FY2018 Sponsorship Approval
2017 Request for Reimbursement of Expenses

Quick Links to the ABA

ABA Homepage
ABA Calendar
ABA House of Delegates
ABA Office of the President
ABA Board of Governors
ABA Business Conduct Standards
Section Officers Conference