The YLD Assembly
The ABA YLD Assembly is the principal policy-making body of the ABA YLD. Have your voice heard and help shape the profession by debating and voting on the resolutions about young lawyer issues.
The Assembly typically takes place on Saturday morning of the ABA Midyear Meeting and Friday afternoon and Saturday morning of ABA Annual Meeting. The Assembly consists of:
- The Council; Delegates representing the affiliates in each state, each of whom keeps his or her principal office or principal residence in that state.
- Two delegates representing each national affiliate, who are members of that affiliate.
- One delegate appointed by, and representing the chief legal officer of, each of the United States’ armed forces.
- Young Lawyer Delegates in the House of Delegates from each state.
- And YLD Scholars.
All debates are conducted according to the Rules of Parliamentary Procedure with time given to both pro and con speakers, as appropriate. The resolutions are then voted on by all YLD Assembly delegates.
In order for any external policy position approved by the YLD to take effect, it must also be passed by the ABA House of Delegates.