Chair, 2020-2022

Barbara Howard

Barbara J. Howard

Barbara J. Howard is the principal of the law firm of Barbara J. Howard Co., L.P.A., a practice that focuses in family law. Barbara has been certified by the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) as a Family Relations Law Specialist since it was first made available in 1999. She is also trained in Collaborative Law and is a member of the Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals and of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer since 2004, including being named as to the Top 50 Ohio Women and the Top 100 in Ohio.

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What is the House of Delegates?

FAQs About the House...

Learn about the house of Delegates, the policy-making body of the ABA. Read the attached FAQ sheet or watch a short video.

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Webinar: Preparing a Resolution with Report

Tips for Drafting, Submitting, and Revising Resolutions

The purpose of this webinar is to offer suggestions and give an introduction on tips for drafting, submitting and revising a Resolution with Report. Guest Speakers: Christina Plum and Jennifer Parent..

Annual Meeting

The House of Delegates will meet on Monday, August 9 and Tuesday, August 10, 2021. The meeting will be conducted in a hybrid format, with attendees having the option to participate virtually or in person. Note: The in-person portion of the meeting will be held in Chicago, IL.

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2021 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.

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E-book of Resolutions with Reports

Obtain copies of Report Books from a Midyear or Annual Meeting

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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.

The ABA Fund for Justice and Education

The ABA Fund for Justice and Education is 501(c)(3) charitable fund that support the public service and educational programs of the American Bar Association.

Policy and Planning Division

The Policy and Planning Division provides the highest quality service and information concerning policy and governance issues to the leadership, membership and staff of the Association and the general public. The Division staffs the Board of Governors, the House of Delegates and the Secretary of the Association.