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DELEGATE-AT-LARGE VACANCY

Due to the resignation of Suzanne E. Gilbert, a Delegate-at-Large vacancy will exist. To fill this vacancy, one Delegate-at-Large to the House of Delegates will be elected at the 2010 Annual Meeting for a one-year term beginning with the adjournment of that meeting and ending with the adjournment of the 2011 Annual Meeting. Candidates for election as Delegate-at-Large are to be nominated by written petition. The deadline for filing nominating petitions for the 2010 vacancy election in San Francisco, California, is Friday, July 9, 2010. Voting will take place in the registration area of the Moscone Center. The polls will be open during the same hours as registration, except on the last day the polls will close at 10:00 a.m. The votes will then be tallied and the nominee with the highest number of votes in the vacancy election will be declared elected as Delegate-at-Large. In the event of a tie vote, I, as the Secretary, will determine the winner by lot. Rules that restrict campaigning for the position of Delegate-at-Large will be mailed to all nominees upon receipt of their petitions. Nominating petitions may be obtained from the Office of the Secretary, Carri L. Kerber, American Bar Center, 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654. The petition must be signed by twenty-five (25) members of the American Bar Association. The signing by any member of one petition will not disqualify him/her as the signer of other petitions. Each petition must be filed with my office at the above address by the close of business at 5:00 p.m. (CDT), Friday, July 9, 2010. The filing must include the written consent of the nominee and a biographical sketch approved by the nominee consisting of not more than seventy-five (75) words. All biographical sketches will be printed and available to Association members as they register or collect their credentials at the registration desk at the Annual Meeting.

Any questions regarding the foregoing should be sent promptly to the Office of the Secretary at the Bar Center in care of Carri L. Kerber

Hon. Bernice B. Donald
Secretary

DELEGATE-AT-LARGE VACANCY

Due to the election of Christel E. Marquardt as Kansas State Delegate, a Delegate-at-Large vacancy will exist. To fill this vacancy, one Delegate-at-Large to the House of Delegates will be elected at the 2010 Annual Meeting for a one-year term beginning with the adjournment of that meeting and ending with the adjournment of the 2011 Annual Meeting. Candidates for election as Delegate-at-Large are to be nominated by written petition. The deadline for filing nominating petitions for the 2010 vacancy election in San Francisco, California, is Friday, July 9, 2010.

Voting will take place in the registration area of the Moscone Center. The polls will be open during the same hours as registration, except on the last day the polls will close at 10:00 a.m. The votes will then be tallied and the nominee with the highest number of votes in the vacancy election will be declared elected as Delegate-at-Large. In the event of a tie vote, I, as the Secretary, will determine the winner by lot. Rules that restrict campaigning for the position of Delegate-at-Large will be mailed to all nominees upon receipt of their petitions.

Nominating petitions may be obtained from the Office of the Secretary, Carri L. Kerber, American Bar Center, 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654. The petition must be signed by twenty-five (25) members of the American Bar Association. The signing by any member of one petition will not disqualify him/her as the signer of other petitions. Each petition must be filed with my office at the above address by the close of business at 5:00 p.m. (CDT), Friday, July 9, 2010. The filing must include the written consent of the nominee and a biographical sketch approved by the nominee consisting of not more than seventy-five (75) words. All biographical sketches will be printed and available to Association members as they register or collect their credentials at the registration desk at the Annual Meeting.

Any questions regarding the foregoing should be sent promptly to the Office of the Secretary at the Bar Center in care of Carri L. Kerber

Hon. Bernice B. Donald
Secretary

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS

Proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws of the American Bar Association summarized below have been duly filed with the Secretary of the Association by the indicated sponsoring members of the Association for consideration by the House of Delegates at the 2010 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. Copies of the full text of these proposals will be published in the book of reports to the House of Delegates and are also available on the ABA’s Website on the House of Delegates Leadership Page @ http://www.abanet.org/leadership/2010/annual/ (click on Summary of Recommendations). These proposals are also available to any member upon request to the Division for Policy Administration at the American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312/988-5230.

I

Notice is hereby given that Edward Haskins Jacobs proposes to amend § 1.2 of the Constitution to include the following language as one of the purposes of the Association: “to defend the right to life of all innocent human beings, including all those conceived but not yet born.”

II

Notice is hereby given that C. Elisia Frazier (Principal Sponsor), Tom Bolt, Laura V. Farber, Suzanne E. Gilbert, Alan O. Olson, Cynthia V. Ecube, Michael A. Pangelinan, Harold Parker, John Terlaje and Joaquin C. Arriola, Jr., propose to amend § 6.2 of the Constitution and various other sections of the Constitution and House Rules of Procedure, to provide that each territory, as defined, shall have a seat in the House of Delegates.

III

Notice is hereby given that Hon. Nancy F. Atlas, Hon. Tom Ambro, Tom Burt, Loren Kieve, Judith Resnik, Hon. Delissa Ridgway, Harvey Saferstein, William Schorling and Karol Corbin Walker, propose to amend § 31.7 of the Bylaws to revise the jurisdictional statement of the Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements to increase the size of the Committee from nine to eleven members.

IV

Notice is hereby given that Brian Melendez (Principal Sponsor), Hon. J. Michelle Childs, E. Tazewell Ellett, Joanne A. Epps, Gerald T. Giaimo, Peter M. Suzuki, David C. Weiner and Hon. Bernice B. Donald propose to amend various sections of the Constitution, Bylaws and House Rules of Procedure as housekeeping amendments.
Respectfully submitted,

Hon. Bernice B. Donald
Secretary

ABE Annual Meeting of Members

The Annual Meeting of Members of the American Bar Endowment will be held in conjunction with the ABA Annual Meeting on August 9, 2010, at 8:45 A.M. in the Moscone Convention Center West, 3rd floor. At this meeting two Directors will be elected, each to serve a five-year term.

CLE Programs in August

For information, contact the ABA Service Center at 800-285-2221 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or visit abanet.org/cle.

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