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Palmer Gene Vance II, Chair 2022-2024

Gene is a Member of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC in Lexington, KY where he serves on both the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. His litigation practice includes products liability defense, business and commercial litigation, insurance coverage matters, intellectual property litigation, and toxic tort defense. He has served as Chair of five different House of Delegates committees, including the Committee on Rules & Calendar.

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What is the House of Delegates?

The House of Delegates, the legislative body of the Association, shall formulate policy for the Association. It may adopt rules consistent with the Constitution and Bylaws. It is the ultimate governing body of the Association. It shall elect the officers of the Association and the members of the Board of Governors. It is the judge of the election and qualifications of its members. It has all the powers necessary or incidental to performing those functions.

House - Resources

More on the House of Delegates 140-seconds

Watch this short video to learn more about the House of Delegates, the policy-making body of the ABA.

Committees of the House

The House of Delegates contains four Standing Committees and seven Special Committees.

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Webinar on Preparing a Resolution with Report

Tips for Drafting, Submitting, and Revising Resolutions

This webinar offers suggestions and gives an introduction on tips for drafting, submitting and revising a Resolution with Report. Guest Speakers include the Chair of the Committee on Rules and Calendar and the Chair of the Drafting Committee.

Highlight: Resolution of Impact

Resolution 102

During the 2022 Annual Meeting, the Resolution and Impact Review Committee highlighted "the Good News" of Resolution 102, adopted at the 2015 Annual Meeting, which urged bar authorities to eliminate questions about prospective lawyers’ mental health history, diagnoses or treatment; and instead urges questions that focus on a bar applicant’s ability to practice law in a competent, ethical and professional manner.

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.