Presidential Committee Appointments 2020-2021

Welcome to the 2020-2021 Presidential Committee Appointments Process. Patricia Lee Refo is the President-Elect (2019-2020).

President-Elect Patricia Lee Refo

Dear Colleague:

As President-Elect, I am honored to make approximately 600 appointments to ABA Standing Committees, Special Committees, Commissions, and other Association entities and initiatives. I welcome and value your participation as you seek an appointment or nominate an ABA member whom you know. The online guide on this website lists and describes the available ABA appointments and how they fit into the overall organization. It also provides guidance for your participation in the appointments process. The nominations application system is integrated with the ABA’s association management system, which means you will not need to complete basic information about yourself. If your record is incomplete, I encourage you to complete it as fully as possible so that the Appointments Committee has necessary information about you for the vetting process.

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Presidential Appointments

All Association members are eligible for a Presidential appointment. The online process begins on December 30, 2019, and the deadline for all submissions is February 21, 2020 at 6 p.m. EST. We urge you to submit your application before the February 21st deadline to avoid system delays that sometimes occur due to heavy use close to the deadline. Please note that the on-line nominations system works best for PC users; mobile device users may experience some difficulties completing the online application.

If you need assistance completing the application, please contact:

Danielle Norwood at 
(312) 988-5122