2019 MIDYEAR MEETING

House of Delegates Resolutions


The ABA policymaking body will convene January 28 at the 2019 Midyear Meeting in Las Vegas to debate and vote on a wide range of policy issues. Click on a resolution number or status for more information.

LIST OF RESOLUTIONS
 

RES. #

SUMMARY

STATUS

10A

Adopts the ABA Best Practice Guidelines for Online Document Providers dated January 2019

WITHDRAWN

10B

Condemns the federal government shutdown, which impaired our legal system and undermined the rule of law.

ADOPTED AS AMENDED

10C

Opposes the withholding by the Executive Branch of funds previously appropriated by Congress for disaster relief and recovery, or their diversion for other purposes.

ADOPTED

100

Adopts the ABA Guidelines for the Appointment and Use of Special Masters in Federal and State Civil Litigation and recommends that Bankruptcy Rule 9031 be amended.

ADOPTED

101A

Encourages establishment and maintenance of lactation areas in courthouses for members of the public.

ADOPTED

101B

Urges the enactment of a rule providing a motion for continuance based on parental leave of either the lead attorney or another integrally involved attorney in the matter.

ADOPTED AS REVISED AND AMENDED

102

Grants reaccreditation to the DUI Defense law program  and extends the existing accreditation periods of the Family Trial Law and Criminal Trial Law programs.

ADOPTED

103

Grants approval and reapproval to various  paralegal education programs.

ADOPTED

104

Encourages a consistent approach to “fair use” doctrine in copyright law.

ADOPTED AS REVISED

105

Concurs with amendments dated January 2019 to Standard 316 (Bar Passage) of the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools.

FAILED

106A

Opposes laws that would authorize teachers, principals or other non-security school personnel to possess a firearm in schools, and the use of government or public funds to provide firearms ot firearms training to teachers, principals, or other non-security school personnel.

ADOPTED

106B

Urges  governments to enact statutes, rules, or regulations allowing individuals to temporarily prevent themselves from purchasing firearms.

ADOPTED

106C

Urges that the possession of firearms in and around courthouses be limited to trained persons with an official role in security.

WITHDRAWN

107A

Urges legislation to protect the privacy interests of those crossing the border, protection of attorney-client privilege and lawyer-client confidentiality.

ADOPTED AS REVISED

107B

Urges legal employers not to require pre-dispute mandatory arbitration of various discrimination claims.

ADOPTED AS AMENDED

108

Urges various policymaking bodies to adopt recommendations and action points in the report Experienced Lawyers, American Families, and the Opioid Crisis–Report of the Opioid Summit May 2018.

ADOPTED

109A

Urges the Attorney General to rescind the “Zero Tolerance” and “Operation Streamline" immigration policies and allow for individualized determination on whether to file criminal charges.

ADOPTED

109B

Urges legislatures to define criminal arrests, charges and dispositions that are eligible for expungement and set out procedures for individuals to apply for the same.

ADOPTED

109C

Urges legislatures to enact legislation to provide all women prisoners with unrestricted access to free toilet paper and a range of free feminine hygiene products.

ADOPTED

109D

Urges legislatures to clearly define child torture and make child torture a felony offense and to promote training, for all court and medical personnel in these cases.

ADOPTED

110A

Approves the Uniform Criminal Records Accuracy Act.

ADOPTED

110B

Approves the Uniform Civil Remedies for Unauthorized Disclosure of Intimate Images Act.

ADOPTED

110C

Approves the Uniform Fiduciary Income and Principal Act.

ADOPTED

110D

Approves the Uniform Nonparent Custody and Visitation Act.

ADOPTED

110E

Approves the Uniform Supplemental Commercial Law for the Uniform Regulation of Virtual-Currency Businesses Act.

ADOPTED

111

Adopts the Model Act Governing Assisted Reproduction dated January 2019 and approves the 2019 Model Act as an appropriate Act.

ADOPTED

112

Urges government to enact uniform breed-neutral pet policies for families living in military housing.

ADOPTED AS REVISED

113

Opposes laws, regulations, and rules or practices that discriminate against LGBT individuals in the exercise of the fundamental right to parent  and urges bar associations and attorneys to defend such discrimination.

ADOPTED

114

Urges Congress to enact the federal Equality Act, H.R. 2282 (115th Congress), or similar legislation.

ADOPTED AS REVISED

115

Opposes the imposition upon sexual assault victims of a legal burden of resistance before legal protection attaches, and urges opposition to laws that allow consent to sexual activity to be inferred.

ADOPTED AS REVISED

116

Encourages entities working to implement the Global Compact on Refugees and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration to take additional steps to address root causes of displacement and forced migration.

ADOPTED

200

Recommends that the California Lawyers Association be admitted into the ABA House of Delegates as the secondary state bar of California and that it receives five of the State Bar of California’s current eleven delegates.

ADOPTED