Section Officers Conference

The Section Officers Conference (SOC) is composed of the volunteer ABA member Officers of each Section, Division and Forum, namely the Chair, Chair-Elect, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Budget or Finance Officer, Delegate, and any other recognized Officer of a Section pursuant to its internal governance structure.


To Provide a forum for sharing ideas on issues of mutual concerns to Section Officers, to Advance the interests of the Sections and their Officers, and to Perform those duties assigned to the SOC in the ABA Constitution, Bylaws and Policies.


GOAL I: Facilitate advocacy of the interests of ABA Sections, Divisions, and Forums.

GOAL II: Facilitate effective communication between and among ABA entities, and ABA Sections, Divisions, and Forums.

GOAL III: Serve as a central resource for ABA Section, Division, and Forum member leaders for:
(a) Sharing information and best practices
(b) Providing networking opportunities and support for growth and health of ABA Sections, Divisions, and Forums.

GOAL IV: Support the resolution of divergent views among ABA Sections, Divisions, and Forums.

Upcoming Meetings

2019 ABA Midyear Meeting

SOC 2019 Midyear Meeting Schedule

2019 SOC Fall Leadership Meeting

Save the Date! 2019 SOC Fall Leadership Meeting, September 11 - 13, 2019, at the Palmer House Hilton Chicago.

SOC Resources

SOC Resources

2018 SOC Fall Leadership Materials, SOC Bylaws, Nomination Process and much more!