October 17, 2017 Articles

American Bar Association House of Delegates Update: Fall 2017

The latest from the ABA Midyear and Annual Meetings.

By Grant C. Killoran

The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates meets at the ABA Midyear and Annual Meetings each year to consider various policy initiatives proposed by the various constituents of the ABA.  

The House is the policy-making body for the ABA to which its officers, sections, committees, and employees are responsible. The House represents not only various groups within the ABA but also the legal profession as a whole. Its membership of 589 is comprised of delegates elected by ABA members in each state, delegates from every state bar association, the larger local bar associations, the sections and divisions, other national organizations of the legal profession, and delegates elected by the members of the ABA registered at the ABA Annual Meeting. The U.S. attorney general and the director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts also are members of the House by virtue of their offices. The House elects ABA officers and members of the ABA Board of Governors and formulates ABA policy. 

The House again convened at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Miami, Florida, on February 6, 2017. During its deliberations, the House addressed over 30 resolutions, including those listed below that may be of interest to health-care litigators. 

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