2010 ABA Midyear Meeting February 4 - 6, 2010 Orlando, FL

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2010 Midyear Assembly Recap
Resolutions YLD AssemblyABA House of Delegates

Debate Calendar

1YLThis resolution urges Congress to enact laws that provide for a Startup Visa, which would allow foreign citizens who form bona fide businesses that spur innovation and employment in the United States to obtain permanent residency.Failed--
2YLThis resolution urges Congress to amend the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 to create a safe-harbor provision from civil penalties when responsible reporting entities rely on a claimant’s verified representations regarding his or her receipt of Medicare benefits.PassedN/A
111C This resolution urges the ABA to approve the Uniform Collaborative Law Act, which seeks to standardize collaborative law practice and encourages the development and growth of collaborative law as a form of alternative dispute resolution.FailedWithdrawn
177BThis resolution recommends a new dues structure for members of the ABA beginning in the 2010-2011 fiscal year.PassedApproved as Revised

Consent Calendar

102GUrging the President and Attorney General, and state and local leaders, to assure that government lawyers do not make decisions concerning investigations or proceedings based on partisan political interests and do not perceive that they will be rewarded for, or punished for not, doing so.PassedApproved
102JUrging Congress to lift the proposed expiration on the John R.
Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act of 2008.
115Urging Congress to reauthorize and fully fund the Violence Against Women Act and other similar legislation that promotes access to justice and safety for victims of domestic violence.PassedApproved
301Urging Congress, the Executive Branch and/or commercial lenders to develop and implement various loan assistance programs for law students and recent law school graduates experiencing financial hardship due to deferred or lack of employment during a period of economic crisis.PassedApproved

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