Clerk’s Comments: Gear Up for ABA YLD Assembly in New York City
By Chauntis T. Jenkins
Chauntis T. Jenkins is the YLD Assembly Clerk and a partner at Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson in New Orleans, Louisiana. Please share your comments or concerns with her at
Are you ready to trade the bittersweet long office hours for a taste of the Big Apple? Are you prepared to run from your claustrophobic office to the colossal Time Square? If so, don’t miss the ABA YLD Annual Meeting in New York City, August 7–10, 2008. Your important role as an Assembly delegate during the Annual Meeting also lies ahead of you. Prepare to participate in several informative teleconferences by noting these important deadlines coming up in the next few weeks:
  • June 11, 2008: “Make Your Voice Heard
    Teleconference” with ABA YLD affiliate leaders to discuss why affiliates should send delegates to the ABA YLD Assembly and how to submit delegate information to the ABA YLD for the 2008 Annual Meeting. Call 800/ 954-0628 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time to participate.

  • June 20, 2008: Affiliates must submit delegate nominations to their state bar association chairs.
  • June 27, 2008: State chairs must submit delegate names to the ABA YLD.
  • July 30, 2008: “ABA YLD Assembly Preview Teleconference” with delegates planning to attend Assembly. The call will cover the Assembly agenda, including resolutions, awards, guest speakers, etc. It will also cover the delegate certification process at the Annual Meeting. Call 800/936-4761 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time to participate.
If you will be serving as a delegate to the ABA YLD Assembly at the Annual Meeting in New York, don’t forget to register. Delegate registration will be open during the following hours:
  • Thursday, August 7
    2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Delegate Certification

  • Friday, August 8
    8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Delegate Certification

  • Saturday, August 9
    7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Delegate Certification
More information and Delegate Certification forms and instructions are available at . I look forward to working with you to make the ABA YLD Assembly at the Annual Meeting a great experience.