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SOC Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall consist of the following members: the Chair of SOC, the Immediate Past SOC Chair, one representative of each of the six class groups (Chairs, Chairs-Elect, Vice-Chairs, Secretaries, Budget Officers, and Delegates) as elected by the SOC, the SOC representatives appointed to serve with the Board of Governors on the Board of Governors committees, and up to two other members as appointed at the discretion of the SOC Chair.  The SOC Chair-Elect shall serve as an ex-officio member.

The Executive Committee shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Conference between its business meetings and make recommendations with respect to resolution of issues of urgent concern to the SOC between meetings of the SOC, with approval of such recommendations by the SOC Chair, subject to the orders of the SOC.  None of the acts of the Executive Committee shall conflict with action taken by the Conference.  The SOC Chair shall communicate information about actions taken by the Executive Committee to members of the SOC either by mail, electronic mail, conference call, or at the SOC business meetings.  No action of the Executive Committee shall be binding upon the Sections.

2022-2023 SOC Executive Committee

  • Joseph L. Raia, Chair, 2021-2023, (ABA International Law Section)
  • Hilary Hughes Young,  Immediate Past Chair, (ABA Health Law Section)
  • Juan Thomas, Chair Class Representative, 2022-2023, (Civil Rights & Justice) 
  • Tina Luongo, Chair-Elect Class Representative, 2022-2023, (ABA Criminal Justice Section)
  • Susan Guthrie, Vice-Chair Class Representative, 2022-2023, (ABA Dispute Resolution Section)
  • Randi Starrett, Secretary Class Representative, 2022-2023, (ABA Judicial Division)
  • Melissa Pallett-Vasquez, Finance Class Representative, 2022-2023, (ABA International Law Section)
  • Mark Shickman, Delegates Class Representative, 2023 (Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division)
  • Arlan D. Lewis, SOC Membership Committee Chair, 2022-2023, (ABA Forum on Construction Law)
  • Jonathan Nwagbaraocha, Member-at-Large, 2022-2023, (ABA Environmental, Energy & Resources)
  • Danielle Borel, Member-at-Large, 2022-2023, (ABA Young Lawyers Division)

SOC Representatives to the ABA Board of Governors

  • Joseph L. Raia, SOC Liaison to the BOG-Finance Committee, (ABA International Law Section)
  • Jeannie Frey, SOC Liaison BOG, Member Services Committee, 2022-2023, (ABA Business Law Section)
  • Deniz Tamer, SOC Liaison BOG, Public Service and Diversity Committee, 2022-2023, (International Law Section)
  • George Jordan, III, SOC Liaison BOG, Subcommittee on Investments, 2022-2023, (ABA Intellectual Property Law Section)

SOC Staff