ABA Notices - February-March 2023
AMENDMENTS TO THE ABA CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS
The Constitution and Bylaws of the American Bar Association may be amended only at the ABA Annual Meeting upon action of the House of Delegates. The next Annual Meeting will be Aug. 7-8 in Denver. Proposals to amend either the constitution or bylaws may be submitted by any ABA member. In order to be considered at the 2023 ABA Annual Meeting, a proposed amendment must be received by the Policy and Planning Division at the American Bar Association on or before Friday, March 10. Visit ambar.org/cbamendments for the procedural guidelines. —Pauline A. Weaver, ABA Secretary
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE ABA MEDAL
The American Bar Association Board of Governors’ Profession, Public Service and Diversity Committee invites nominations for the 2023 recipient of the ABA Medal. The ABA Medal is the highest award given by the American Bar Association for exceptionally distinguished service by a lawyer or lawyers to American jurisprudence. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, May 12. Visit the ABA Medal website at ambar.org/abamedal for award guidelines and a list of past recipients.
2023 DELEGATE-AT-LARGE ELECTION
Pursuant to Section 6.5 of the ABA Constitution, six Delegates-at-Large to the House of Delegates will be elected at the 2023 ABA Annual Meeting to three-year terms beginning with the adjournment of that meeting and ending with the adjournment of the 2026 Annual Meeting. Candidates for election as Delegate-at-Large are to be nominated by written petition. The deadline for filing nominating petitions is Thursday, May 18. For rules and procedures, go to ambar.org/delegate-at-large.
2023 MIDYEAR NOMINATING COMMITTEE BUSINESS SESSION, CANDIDATES FORUM AND VOTING SESSION
The Nominating Committee will meet in conjunction with the 2023 ABA Midyear Meeting at 9 a.m. CT on Sunday, Feb. 5. The meeting will begin with the business session and immediately be followed by the Candidates Forum, at which the Nominating Committee and members will hear from candidates seeking nomination at the 2024 ABA Midyear Meeting for an association office. This portion of the meeting is open to association members. In addition, immediately following the Candidates Forum, the Nominating Committee will hold its voting session to announce nominations for association officers and district and at-large positions on the ABA Board of Governors (2023-2026 term). Visit ambar.org/boardelection for a list of the district and at-large positions that apply.
GOAL III MEMBERS-AT-LARGE ON THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR THE 2023-2026 TERM
The ABA president will appoint one Goal III Minority Member-at-Large, one Goal III Woman Member-at-Large and one Goal III Disability Member-at-Large to the Nominating Committee for the 2023-2026 term. These appointments will be made from broadly solicited nominations from the diversity commissions, sections, divisions and forums, state and local bar associations, and the membership at large. If you are interested in serving, submit a letter of interest and a resumé to [email protected] The deadline for submission of credentials is Friday, May 12.
2023 STATE DELEGATE ELECTION RESULTS
In December, the Board of Elections certified the results of the 2023 state delegate elections. For a complete list of the state delegates elected for the 2023-2026 term, go to ambar.org/stdelegateresults.