Know Before You Go

We're looking forward to seeing you in Austin for the 2020 ABA Midyear Meeting!

We're looking forward to seeing you in Austin for the 2020 ABA Midyear Meeting!

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We are excited to see you at the ABA YLD Midyear Meeting in Austin, TX! If you haven’t registered, don’t stress. You can register on-site for the meeting. 

We’ve put together this cheat sheet on everything to make your #ABAMidyear the most successful it can be.

Conference Hotel

Unless otherwise noted, events will take place at the main conference hotel, JW Marriott Austin. JW Marriott is in downton Austin and its address is 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701. 

The YLD Registration and Information desk will be located in the JW Grand (South) Ballroom Foyer on Level 4. It will be open Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturday from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Delegate Certification

Voting delegates will need to check in upon arriving to finalize delegate certification. The Delegate Certification Desk will be located at the JW Grand (South) Ballroom Salon 5-6 on Level 4, in close proximity to YLD Registration and Information. 

Schedule of Events

The schedule will be updated frequently. We encourage you to explore the YLD’s site to see all the conference has to offer and some of the highlighted events.

Don’t miss out on the ABE Financial Wellness Sessions on Thursday and the YLD Dine-Arounds, with over 7 dining options n Friday (sign up required). 

Program Materials 

Assembly information, including Resolutions to be considered on the Debate and Consent Calendars, can be accessed here.

WiFi & Social Media

Share your experience at Midyear Meeting with us by tagging us on Twitter (@ABAYLD), Instagram (@abayounglawyersdivision), and Facebook (ABA Young Lawyers Division). You can also use the official Young Lawyers Division Hashtag, #YLDMidyear.

WiFi information will be provided at the time of registration.

Highlighted Events

YLD Diversity Dialogue Breakfast: A Frank Conversation on Diversity & Inclusion: Moving Beyond Lip Service

This fireside chat-style dialogue will discuss the importance of the legal industry’s commitment to genuine diversity and inclusion efforts and gain an insider’s perspective on various topics. We are very grateful to be joined for this conversation by special guest and industry leader Don Prophete, partner and trial lawyer at Kansas City-based Constangy, Brooks, Smith, and Prophete LLP. The breakfast will take place on Saturday at 7:45 am in the JW Grand Ballroom Salon 7 on Level 4.

ABE Financial Wellness Sessions

The American Bar Endowment has once again partnered with New York Life Insurance Company to provide Midyear attendees a complimentary 15-minute Financial Wellness Checkup with a financial professional. Reserve your spot!

For a full list of the activities and sessions taking place, see our schedule of events.


If you’re flying in to Austin Bergstrom International Airport, an uber or cab ride is about 11 minutes to JW Marriott Austin (the main conference hotel). If you prefer to take public transportation, the Line 20 bus takes about 40 minutes.

Exploring the City

Austin is known for its vibrant entertainment and culture, incredible cuisine, and stunning outdoor settings. We encourage you  to do some exploring on your own. 

If you’re into sports, don’t miss the Austin Marathon & Half Marathon. Events surrounding the marathon include a 5K, live music, finish line festival and beer garden!

What to Wear

Keep it professional, but wear comfortable shoes. It’s 2020, comfort and style can exist together! The forecast is rainy and mostly cloudy with highs of 71 and lows of 51.