William R. Bay
An accomplished litigator with a career-long record of service to the local, state and national bar, Bill Bay is a St. Louis partner with Thompson Coburn LLP, an AmLaw 200 firm with offices across the United States. As the chair of the ABA House of Delegates, Bill serves in the second-highest office in the ABA and leads the organization’s policymaking body.Read - Full Bio
What is the House of Delegates?
The House of Delegates will meet during the 2020 Midyear Meeting on Monday, February 17, 2020, at the JW Marriott Hotel, in Austin, Texas. Please note that Resolutions with Reports to be considered at the Midyear Meeting are due by Wednesday, November 20, 2019; while Informational Reports are due by Friday, December 6, 2019.
The House of Delegates will meet on Monday, August 12 and Tuesday, August 13, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Yerba Buena Ballroom, Lower B2 Level, at the Marriott Marquis San Francisco Hotel.
Annual Meeting Delegate-at-Large Election
The Constitution of the American Bar Association provides that there shall be eighteen Delegates-at-Large in the House of Delegates. Six Delegates-at-Large are elected at each Annual Meeting to serve three-year terms. All lawyer members who have registered for the Annual Meeting are entitled to vote for Delegates-at-Large Elections.
E-book of Resolutions with Reports
Obtain copies of Report Books from a Midyear or Annual Meeting
How an Idea Becomes ABA Policy
The House of Delegates is the policy-making body of the ABA. Any ABA member can bring a resolution or the supporting report to the House. So, if you have an idea for a new piece of legislation to improve our justice system or some other aspect of the law, bring it to the House of Delegates. Watch the video to learn more.