The YLD Midyear Assembly will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024, in conjunction with the 2024 ABA Midyear Meeting in Kentucky. The Assembly will be in-person attendance only.
Declarations for positions during the 2024-2025 bar year will open at the adjournment of the February 2024 Midyear Meeting.
The ABA Young Lawyers Division will elect officers and other representatives at the 2024 Annual Meeting in Chicago (July 31 - August 6, 2024). The officers and or representatives being elected this year are:
- YLD Secretary (Division Chair-line)
- YLD Clerk (Division Speaker-line)
- YLD Treasurer (2-year term)
- One YLD Representative to the ABA House of Delegates (3-year term)
- One YLD Nominee to the ABA Board of Governors (3-year term if elected in 2025 by House of Delegates)
Any candidacies must be declared by no later than 90 days after the 2024 Midyear Meeting. The applicable Bylaws and guidelines relating to eligibility and nomination are available on the Division’s website and from the YLD Secretary.
For more information, please contact:
- Division Secretary, Brandon Riches ([email protected])
- Assembly Speaker Darryl Wilson ([email protected]).
- ABA Early Career Strategy Director Sylvia Knox ([email protected])
About the Assembly
The Division’s Assembly is the highest policy-making body of the ABA YLD. At Assembly, you can have your voice heard and help shape the legal profession by drafting & presenting proposed policies (“Resolutions”), debating the issues, and ultimately voting to adopt or reject the proposals. Submit your policy ideas today via the Resolution Idea Form!
There are approximately 500 voting delegate slots available at Assembly, including:
Voting members of the Division Council, such as:
elected Officers & Constitutional Representatives,
each District Representative, and
National Affiliate representatives;
State Affiliate Delegates (allotted slots vary by affiliate);
Additional National Affiliate delegates;
Leadership Academy members (formerly known as the YLD Scholars); and
Each state’s Designated Young Lawyer to the ABA House of Delegates.
All properly-certified delegates have “privileges of the floor” in order to debate proposed resolutions. Debate itself follows the modified Robert’s Rules of Parliamentary Procedure outlined in the Assembly Standing Rules. See below for more information on Resolutions - Proposed Division Policies.