March 12, 2020 Articles

American Bar Association House of Delegates Update

The House considered a number of resolutions that may interest 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. 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 elects ABA officers and members of the ABA Board of Governors and formulates ABA policy.

The House again convened at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, on August 12 and 13, 2019. During two days of deliberations, the House considered over 50 resolutions, including those listed below that may interest healthcare lawyers.

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