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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 2007 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:// .html (click on 2007 San Francisco 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.


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.”


Notice is hereby given that Kay H. Hodge (Principal Sponsor), Christopher M. Casey, John J. Curtin, Jr., Don S. De Amicis, John P. Driscoll, Jr., James S. Dilday, Michael S. Greco, William T. Hogan III, Paul W. Lee, Amy Cashore Mariani, Josephine A. McNeil, Alice E. Richmond, Edward P. Ryan, Richard A. Soden, Richard C. Van Nostrand and Joseph Vrabel propose to amend § 2.1(g) of the Constitution to realign Massa­chusetts into a two-state district. The Standing Committee on Constitution and Bylaws recommends that based on lawyer population figures, that Massachusetts be realigned into District 4, which is a two-state district, and that Virginia be realigned into District 2, which is a three-state district.


Notice is hereby given that Christine L. Albright (Principal Sponsor), Kathleen M. Martin, Steve R. Akers, Roger D. Winston, Tina Portuondo, Gideon Rothschild, Kevin L. Shepherd, David M. English, David K.Y. Tang and Leopold Z. Sher propose to amend §10.1 of the Constitution to change the name of the Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law to the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law.


Notice is hereby given that Thomas C. Grella (Principal Sponsor), Vedia Jones-Richardson, Walter W. Karnstein, Micah U. Buchdahl, Carl G. Roberts, Susan Raridon Lambreth, Mark A. Robertson and Edward H. Flitton propose to amend § 30.5 of the Bylaws to provide that Non-U.S. Lawyer Associates may serve on the Council of the Law Practice Management Section.


Notice is hereby given that Jim O. Stuckey (Principal Sponsor), John T. Berry and Dianne Karpman propose to amend § 31.7 of the Bylaws to revise the jurisdictional statement of the Standing Committee on Profes­sionalism to increase the size of the Committee from seven to nine members.


Notice is hereby given that James R. Silkenat (Principal Sponsor), Sara A. Austin, Shawn D. Guse, C. Timothy Hopkins, Ernestine S. Sapp, Peter M. Suzuki, Palmer Gene Vance II and Armando Lasa-Ferrer propose to amend various sections of the Con­stitution and Bylaws as housekeeping amendments.

Armando Lasa-Ferrer



Due to the nomination of Alice E. Richmond as Treasurer of the ABA, one Delegate-at-Large to the House of Delegates will be elected at the 2007 Annual Meeting for a one-year term beginning with the adjournment of that meeting and ending with the adjournment of the 2008 Annual Meeting, Candidates for election as Delegate-at-Large are to be nominated by written petition. The deadline for filing nominating petitions is Friday, July 27, 2007.For rules and procedures on filing petitions, visit

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The Annual Meeting of Members of the American Bar Endowment will be held in conjunction with the ABA Annual Meeting on Monday, August 13, 2007, at 8:45 a.m. in the Mascone Convention Center West, 3rd Floor. A proposed amendment to the ABE By-Laws, Article II, Directors, Section 1, restating term limits for Directors will be voted on by the membership at this meeting. (See the full text of this notice and the By-Law amendment at

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