July 06, 2020 Articles

American Bar Association House of Delegate Updates: Summer 2020

The House considered over 30 resolutions, including several that may be of interest to healthcare lawyers.

By Grant Killoran

The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates meets at the ABA Annual and Midyear 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. The House elects ABA officers and members of the ABA Board of Governors.

Its membership of over 500 people is comprised of delegates elected by ABA members in each state and delegates from every state bar association, the larger local bar associations, the ABA’s sections and divisions, and other national organizations of the legal profession. 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 again convened on February 17, 2020, at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas. The House considered over 30 resolutions, including those listed below that may be of interest to healthcare lawyers.

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