Annual Meeting

580 ABA Journal Annual Meeting articles.

This year’s ABA Annual Meeting will take place virtually

In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the ABA Board of Governors decided in April that this year’s annual meeting will be entirely virtual.

ABA Annual Meeting will be held online, Board of Governors decides
In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the ABA Board of Governors decided Thursday that this year's annual meeting will be entirely virtual.
Commission on Immigration urges widespread reform

“A person comes to our borders, legitimately seeking asylum from, say, political or religious persecution,” said Massachusetts Bar Association delegate Kevin Curtin, a prosecutor for Middlesex County, Massachusetts. “We then lock her up. We might separate her from her children. And then, we prevent her from having access to counsel. … We wouldn’t do that to what my grandmother would call common criminals.”

ABA asks courthouses to reconsider cellphone bans

Dina Afek often tells clients they’re not allowed to bring their cellphones into courthouses in New Mexico. “As attorneys, we can bring in phones, so it’s creating a weird class issue,” says Afek, the volunteer attorney program director for New Mexico Legal Aid. “It is disproportionately affecting poor people and self-represented litigants.”

ABA has seen improvement in key areas after launch of new membership model, executive director says
Updated: "It is a great time and it is the right time to be a member of the American Bar Association," ABA Executive Director Jack Rives told the House of Delegates Monday at the Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
ABA House of Delegates asks governments not to restrict access to health care
The ABA House of Delegates on Tuesday asked governments not to unduly restrict access to health care services.
Cellphone use in courthouses is an ‘access-to-justice issue,’ ABA House says
The ABA House of Delegates on Tuesday approved a resolution encouraging courts and bar associations to review their policies on the use and admittance of cellphones in courthouses.
Sweeping reforms with ‘nonpartisan, core values’ recommended for immigration system by the ABA House
A slate of six immigration-related resolutions was passed by the ABA House of Delegates during their annual meeting session, all of which received broad support.
Indian Child Welfare Act is constitutional, ABA House declares
Resolution 115C, declaring that the Indian Child Welfare Act is constitutional, was easily approved by the ABA House of Delegates on Tuesday.
‘Get that new member,’ ABA President-elect Refo urges House of Delegates
ABA President-elect Patricia Lee Refo was recently reminded of the influence of lawyers in founding the country, she told the House of Delegates on Tuesday at the annual meeting in San Francisco.
Opioid settlement money should be spent on treatment and services, ABA House of Delegates urges
Jurisdictions suing pharmaceutical companies for alleged irresponsible marketing of opioid painkillers should be careful to use any settlement money to address opioid-related harms, the ABA House of Delegates said Tuesday.
ABA House of Delegates passes pair of pay equity resolutions

The ABA House of Delegates passed two resolutions that support fair compensation at the annual meeting in San Francisco.

Resolution 106, sponsored by the Commission on Women in the…

Protect Indian Health Service from budget fights, ABA House urges; ‘health care is a right, not a privilege’
Government shutdowns shouldn’t affect whether members of federally recognized American Indian tribes can see—or pay—their doctors, the House of Delegates declared Tuesday at the 2019 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
A small claims program for copyright violations? It’s an idea the ABA supports
The ABA supports legislation that would create a new copyright small claims program within the U.S. Copyright Office to adjudicate copyright small claims more efficiently and economically than federal courts, according to a resolution passed overwhelmingly by the House of Delegates on Monday at the annual meeting in San Francisco.
Contentious resolution seeking to redefine consent in sexual assault cases is postponed
The ABA House of Delegates has postponed indefinitely a resolution that would call on legislatures and courts to redefine the consent standard in sexual assault cases, after contentious debate Monday at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

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