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AMERICAN BAR ENDOWMENT ANNUAL MEETING

The Annual Meeting of Members of the ABE will be held in conjunction with the ABA Annual Meeting on Monday, August 11, 2008 at 8:45 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton New York. Several proposed amendments to the ABE By-Laws will be voted on by the membership at this meeting. These amendments address the composition of the Board of Directors (Article II, Directors, Section 1); the role of the ex officio Directors (Article II, Directors, Sections 2 and 4); the composition of the Executive Committee (Article II, Directors, Section 5); and the composition of the Nominating Committee (Article II, Directors, Section 6). (See the full text of this notice and the By-Law amendment at www.abendowment.org.)

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 2008 Annual Meeting in New York, New York. 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/house/home.html (click on 2008 New York Annual Meeting). These proposals are also available to any member upon request to the Division for Policy Administration at the American Bar Center, 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610, 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 Jeffrey B. Golden (Principal Sponsor), Michael Asimov, Walter T. Burke, Kathleen Martin, Charles E. McCallum, and Larry Mills propose to amend §21.12 of the Bylaws to add a Student Associates category of membership.

III

Notice is hereby given that Llewelyn G. Pritchard (Principal Sponsor), Deborah Enix-Ross, Paula J. Frederick, Rosemary E. Giuliano, Hon. Christel E. Marquardt, Roderick B. Mathews, Mitchell A. Orpett and Jeffrey J. Snell propose to amend §31.7 of the Bylaws to discontinue the Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Title Guaranty Funds at the conclusion of the 2008 Annual Meeting.

IV

Notice is hereby given that John C. Cruden (Principal Sponsor), Cory M. Amron, Martha W. Barnett, Marguerite L. Carr, David W. Clark, Patrick Thomas Clendenen, Michael S. Greco, William S. Harwood, Tammy Elizabeth Henderson, Robert E. Hirshon, R. William Ide III, Edward E. Kallgren, Robert MacCrate, Karen J. Mathis, Kenneth B. Nunn, David J. Pasternak, William G. Paul and Sayre Weaver propose to amend §31.7 of the Bylaws to create a Standing Committee on Gun Violence.

VI

Notice is hereby given that James R. Silkenat (Principal Sponsor), Sara A. Austin, Gerald T. Giaimo, Shawn D. Guse, Ernestine S. Sapp, Peter M. Suzuki, David C. Weiner, Armando Lasa Ferrer and Hon. Bernice B. Donald propose to amend various sections of the Constitution and Bylaws as housekeeping amendments.

Respectfully submitted.

Armando Lasa-Ferrer
Secretary

NOTICE BY THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS

Pursuant to § 6.3(e) of the ABA’s Constitution, the state of Tennessee will elect a State Delegate to fill a vacancy due to the nomination of Howard H. Vogel to the Board of Governors term commences immediately upon certification by the Board of Elections and expires at the conclusion of the 2010 Annual Meeting.

PETITIONS

Nominating petitions must be filed with the Board of Elections at Association headquarters not later than Friday, September 19, 2008. A minimum of twenty-five signatures of members of the Association is required.

While it is desirable that more than the required minimum of twenty-five names of members of the Association appear on the nominating petitions, only twenty-five names of signers of any petition will be included with the ballot. Only signatures of members of the Association will be counted. Each nominating petition must be accompanied by a typewritten list of names and addresses of the signers in the order in which they appear on the petition. The petition must also be accompanied by a one-hundred-word biographical sketch of the nominee. Forms for this purpose will be provided. The biographical sketch and a list of twenty-five signers from the nominating petitions will be included in the ballot material sent to each Association member in the state of Tennessee. The candidate and all signers must be members of the Association whose membership is accredited to the state of Tennessee. There is no limit to the number of candidates who may be nominated in any state, and the nominations are made only on the initiative of members themselves.

Each nominee for the office of State Delegate is entitled to receive one list of the names and addresses of the Association members in his/her state. The list is to be made available only after the proper filing of nominating petitions, upon written request. The nominee should allow fourteen days from receipt of the request until delivery of the list.

Nominating petitions may be obtained from the Board of Elections at the headquarters office of the American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610, and must be filed before the close of business at 5:00 P.M., Friday, September 19, 2008.

Ballots will be mailed to Association members in good standing, accredited to the state of Tennessee, no later than Friday, October 24, 2008. In accordance with § 6.3(e) of the ABA Constitution, no ballots will be mailed to members when a State Delegate election is uncontested. If only one valid nominating petition is filed, the Board of Elections will certify that the sole nominee is elected.

BOARD OF ELECTIONS
Honorable Gerry Lee Alexander, Chair
Louise Michaux Gonzales
Jack B. Middleton

NOTICE BY THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS

Pursuant to § 6.3(e) of the ABA’s Constitution, the District of Columbia will elect a State Delegate to fill a vacancy due to the nomination of Carolyn B. Lamm as President-Elect. The term commences immediately upon certification by the Board of Elections and expires at the conclusion of the 2011 Annual Meeting.

PETITIONS

Nominating petitions must be filed with the Board of Elections at Association headquarters not later than Friday, September 19, 2008. A minimum of twenty-five signatures of members of the Association is required.

While it is desirable that more than the required minimum of twenty-five names of members of the Association appear on the nominating petitions, only twenty-five names of signers of any petition will be included with the ballot. Only signatures of members of the Association will be counted. Each nominating petition must be accompanied by a typewritten list of names and addresses of the signers in the order in which they appear on the petition. The petition must also be accompanied by a one-hundred-word biographical sketch of the nominee. Forms for this purpose will be provided. The biographical sketch and a list of twenty-five signers from the nominating petitions will be included in the ballot material sent to each Association member in the District of Columbia.

The candidate and all signers must be members of the Association whose membership is accredited to the District of Columbia. There is no limit to the number of candidates who may be nominated in any state, and the nominations are made only on the initiative of members themselves.

Each nominee for the office of State Delegate is entitled to receive one list of the names and addresses of the Association members in his/her state. The list is to be made available only after the proper filing of nominating petitions, upon written request. The nominee should allow fourteen days from receipt of the request until delivery of the list.

Nominating petitions may be obtained from the Board of Elections at the headquarters office of the American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610, and must be filed before the close of business at 5:00 P.M., Friday, September 19, 2008.

Ballots will be mailed to Association members in good standing, accredited to the District of Columbia, no later than Friday, October 24, 2008. In accordance with § 6.3(e) of the ABA Constitution, no ballots will be mailed to members when a State Delegate election is uncontested. If only one valid nominating petition is filed, the Board of Elections will certify that the sole nominee is elected.

BOARD OF ELECTIONS
Honorable Gerry Lee Alexander, Chair
Louise Michaux Gonzales
Jack B. Middleton

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