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The YLD Annual Assembly was held on Saturday, August 6, 2022, beginning 10 a.m. CDT, in conjunction with the 2022 ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. The Assembly is being offered hybrid, allowing both in-person and remote attendance. All voting will utilize the same digital voting software that was used for Midyear.


The agenda for the 2022 Annual Meeting Assembly is available here.

Delegate Certification

Delegate certification for Annual Meeting has now closed. All properly certified delegates will receive voting instructions prior to Annual Meeting. The election voting window will be open for 24 hours, from 9 a.m. CDT on Friday, August 5 to 9 a.m. CDT on Saturday, August 6, 2022.

For the 2022 Affiliate Delegate Allocation numbers, view this PDF.

Young lawyer state and national bar organizations and military branches (YLD affiliates) choose Assembly delegates to represent their organization at the Midyear and Annual Meeting Assemblies. If you are interested in serving as a delegate, contact the YLD affiliate organization you would like to represent to express your interest. The affiliate organization must approve your role as a YLD delegate for each meeting before you can be certified.

See more Assembly Delegate Sign-Up Tips & Tricks in this document.

If you have any questions regarding delegate certification, please contact the YLD Credentials Board at [email protected].

Debate Calendar

22-8YL—More Favorable Terms for Student Loan Borrowers

  • Passed.
  • Urges the Biden Administration to cancel student loan debt and Congress to adopt legislation that reduces all student loan debt and cancellation for public service borrowers.

22-9YL—Financial Equity

  • Passed.
  • Urges all national, state, and local bar associations to establish a professional advancement program for new and young lawyers to provide meaningful education surrounding wage negotiations and financial planning.

HOD Resolution 606

  • Passed.
  • Urges federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal courts, as well as attorneys, judges, legislators, governmental agencies, and other policymakers to take actions to address issues of racism in America’s civil and criminal justice systems. 

Consent Calendar

22-7YL—Prioritizing Mental Health Needs in Return to Office

  • Urges all legal employers to adopt policies and practices that prioritize mental health needs of employees following the return-to-office.

HOD Resolution 401

  • Urges federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to enact legislation to include Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander history in the United States in school curricula, including the Teaching Asian Pacific American History Act (H.R. 2283–117th Congress); and encourages educators and educational institutions to develop and include Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander curricula throughout all levels of the American educational system. 

HOD Resolution 505

  • Urges federal, state, local and territorial governments to prioritize tribal consultation and urges the passage of the RESPECT Act [H.R.3587] or similar legislation in order to strengthen the United States government-to- Copies of Resolutions with Reports are available upon request to the Policy and Planning Division. 4 government relationship with tribes and better effectuate its trust responsibility through codifying tribal consultation processes.

If you would like to remove an item from the consent agenda or offer revisions to resolutions, you must do so by August 2, 6 p.m. Central Daylight Time via this link.

Meeting and Assembly Rules

Virtual Tips

To help you better prepare for this session if you are joining virtually, here are some best practices to remember:

You will also be able to watch the Assembly on the YLD Facebook Page.

Key Contacts

Staff Leads