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About Blanket Authority Initiatives

Simply stated, "blanket authority" is the process through which an ABA section or division seeks approval from other ABA entities to present its own view, rather than an official ABA position, to a governmental body. In general, this procedure is employed when the subject matter of the position is extremely technical and when a time-sensitive need exists and it is not possible to have either the ABA House of Delegates or ABA Board of Governors go through the regular process for adopting Association policy.

Below is a list of current blanket authority initiatives of the Section. Please be advised that members must follow the policy procedure and usage guidelines outlined in the American Bar Association's Constitution and Bylaws, Rules of Procedure of the House of Delegates.


May 2, 2024

April 26, 2024

April 18, 2024

March 11, 2024

2023 Initiatives

November 3, 2023

September 22, 2023

September 13, 2023

September 18, 2023

September 15, 2023

June 26, 2023

June 8, 2023

May 25, 2023

May 2, 2023

February 14, 2023

January 13, 2023

Blanket Authorities Archives