ABA YLD Assembly 101
The ABA YLD Assembly is the highest policymaking body of the ABA YLD.
When you attend the ABA YLD Assembly, you will have the opportunity to voice your opinions on issues that affect young lawyers nationwide, learn from ABA officers and members whose projects impact the profession broadly, and recognize the accomplishments of young lawyers whose efforts have served the profession and the nation.
Assembly meets at the ABA Midyear and Annual Meetings each year and features debates on resolutions that affect the legal profession.
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 ABA YLD Assembly delegates.
Delegates are selected by ABA YLD affiliates, which include state, local, and specialty affiliated young lawyer groups. Division officers, members of the Executive Council, and other persons specified in the bylaws also serve as delegates. For any external policy position approved by the ABA YLD to take effect, however, it also must be approved by the ABA House of Delegates.
Many times, resolutions that are debated by the YLD Assembly are also considered in the ABA House of Delegates during the same or a subsequent meeting.
We encourage all young lawyers to submit ideas for resolutions to be discussed by your peers during Assembly. For more information or to submit an idea, visit www.abanet.org/yld/assembly/home.shtml .
2008 Annual Meeting Assembly Information

Pre-Assembly Activities:
Wednesday, July 30

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EST
ABA YLD Assembly Preview Teleconference
Call for Delegates
Call-in information: 800/936-4761

Saturday, August 9
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. EST
Delegate Check-in and Certification

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST
Saturday Assembly

Assembly Location, Schedule, and Delegate,
Check-in/Certification Hours
Be sure to pick-up your registration information
from the ABA Headquarter Hotel (Hilton New York,
1335 Avenue of the Americas) before going to
the Marriot Marquis Hotel for Delegate Check-in
and Certification.

Future Assemblies:

ABA Midyear Meeting
Boston , Massachusetts
February 14, 2009

ABA Annual Meeting
Chicago , Illinois
July 31–August 1, 2009

ABA YLD Assembly Location:
Marriott Marqius
Broadway Ballroom North, 6th Floor
1535 Broadway
New York , New York

Thursday, August 7
2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. EST
Delegate Check-in and Certification

Friday, August 8
8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST
Delegate Check-in and Certification

1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. EST
Friday Assembly

Typical Assembly Schedule:

Midyear Meeting
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.