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  • (This is the slide that will be displayed until the presentation starts.) Libpa/kerberc/powerpoint/2012 Midyear Shortened Version New Member Orientation
  • Brief overview of the Officers and the Board of Governors. The Officers of the Association are: Wm. T. Robinson III, President Laurel G. Bellows, President-Elect Linda A. Klein, Chair of the House, and Stephen N. Zack, Immediate Past President.
  • Brief overview of the Officers and the Board of Governors. Hon. Cara Lee T. Neville, Secretary Lucian T. Pera, Treasurer
  • Brief overview of the Officers and the Board of Governors. Hon. Cara Lee T. Neville, Secretary Lucian T. Pera, Treasurer
  • The Board is authorized by Constitution to act on behalf of the ABA between meetings of the House 40 members 8 Officers (including the Secretary and Treasurer-Elects 18 district representatives 13 Members-at-Large 1 non-voting law student member
  • The Board is authorized by Constitution to act on behalf of the ABA between meetings of the House 40 members 8 Officers (including the Secretary and Treasurer-Elects 18 district representatives 13 Members-at-Large 1 non-voting law student member
  • Nominates Officers and members of the Board of Governors at each Midyear Meeting House elects them at the following Annual Meeting Composed of 67 members
  • This is what the House looks like! Screens at the front of the room (point out screens) report number under consideration next item to be considered Salmon slip (show salmon slip) Normal time limits are 10 minutes to present, 5 minutes for additional speakers, pro or con, and 5 minutes to close Limited debate adopted by the House as a special rule and used when there is no opposition to a particular recommendation 3 minutes/2 others/2 to close Floor microphones are not activated until the Chair recognizes the delegate
  • The House of Delegate What is it? Who is it? How does it work?
  • Commonly referred to as the “ House ” Policy making body of the ABA Has approved policies on more than 800 issues Vested with the power to elect the officers and the Board of Governors and control and administration of the ABA
  • ABA’s website is a wealth of information www.americanbar.org
  • ABA’s website is a wealth of information www.americanbar.org
  • Get Involved
  • 560 members Current and Former Officers and Board Members Elected State Delegates and Delegates-at-Large Section and Division reps State and Local bars Territories Affiliated Organizations Members-at-Large
  • House meets twice a year Seating chart (Show seating chart) delegates are seated with their state delegations signs on the tables show where each state is located House Signature Roster - You must sign this roster in order to be reimbursed for Midyear Meetings Late Reports and Supplemental Materials in Blue Folders
  • House meets twice a year Seating chart (Show seating chart) delegates are seated with their state delegations signs on the tables show where each state is located House Signature Roster - You must sign this roster in order to be reimbursed for Midyear Meetings Late Reports and Supplemental Materials in Blue Folders
  • Final Calendar (like an agenda) Regular orders are printed on the blue pages of the Calendar Items which have been calendared for a time certain are contained on the green pages titled “ Special Orders ” There also is a Consent Calendar , which is printed on yellow pages.
  • Final Calendar (like an agenda) Regular orders are printed on the blue pages of the Calendar Items which have been calendared for a time certain are contained on the green pages titled “ Special Orders ” There also is a Consent Calendar , which is printed on yellow pages.
  • Final Calendar (like an agenda) Regular orders are printed on the blue pages of the Calendar Items which have been calendared for a time certain are contained on the green pages titled “ Special Orders ” There also is a Consent Calendar , which is printed on yellow pages.
  • Final Calendar (like an agenda) Regular orders are printed on the blue pages of the Calendar Items which have been calendared for a time certain are contained on the green pages titled “ Special Orders ” There also is a Consent Calendar , which is printed on yellow pages.
  • Final Calendar (like an agenda) Regular orders are printed on the blue pages of the Calendar Items which have been calendared for a time certain are contained on the green pages titled “ Special Orders ” There also is a Consent Calendar , which is printed on yellow pages.
  • Diversity makes the House works We continually strive to become more diversified
  • 1 - Consideration & Approval of Resolution by Sponsoring Entity 2 - Solicitation of Co-Sponsors 3 - Submission to Policy Administration for consideration by Rules and Calendar 4 - Rules and Calendar Reviews Resolution for Compliance/Language 5 - Rules and Calendar responds to sponsoring Entity 6 - Consideration by the House of Delegates 7 - If approved, Resolution becomes Association Policy 8 - Governmental Affairs Office Lobbies Congress
  • The Policy Administration Office provides staff resources to the House of Delegates and to the Board of Governors, Chair of the House and the Secretary.
  • That concludes my presentation Thank you for your attention
  • Yld2012 pre assemblypresentation

    1. 1. AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATIONYoung Lawyers DivisionASSEMBLY Orientation
    2. 2. The Division Officers Latanishia D. Watters Jennifer G. Daugherty Assembly Speaker Assembly Clerk Michael G. Bergmann YLD ChairChristopher A. Rogers, Chair-Elect Mario A. Sullivan, Secretary-Treasurer
    3. 3. The Division Constitutional RepresentativesElizabeth Acee, House of Delegates Kelly-Ann F. Clarke, House of Delegates Ethan Tidmore, House of Delegates Jonathan W. Wolfe, House of Delegates
    4. 4. The Division Constitutional RepresentativesDavid Wolfe, Immediate Past Chair/ Kendyl Hanks, Board of Governors Nominating Committee Bill Ferreira, Board of GovernorsMichael Pellicciotti, Board of Governors Nominee
    5. 5. The YLD Assembly What is it? The principal policy-making body of the Young Lawyers Division Only forum where state, local, military, and specialty YL groups from across the U.S. debate important issues Forum for the ABA and YLD leadership to share their goals and plans for the current bar year and beyond Convenes twice a year at the ABAs Midyear and Annual meetings Receives reports from the ABA and YLD Leaders and debates and votes on certain resolutions affecting young lawyers in the legal profession
    6. 6. ABA LeadersAddress YLD Assembly Click image to play ^^
    7. 7. The YLD Assembly Who is it? Voting members of the ABA YLD Council – Officers – Immediate Past Chair – Constitutional Representatives – Directors – ABA Law Student Division Chair – District Representatives – National Affiliate Representatives Delegates representing the state affiliates Two delegates representing each National Affiliate A delegate representing each military branch
    8. 8. The YLD Assembly How It Works
    9. 9. The YLD Assembly Rules and procedures The check in/certification process for the delegates What to expect and what you need to bring Brief overview of the resolutions to be debated and what resolutions will be placed on the consent calendar ABA House of Delegates Basics
    10. 10. Assembly Rules and Procedures Resolutions debated according to the rules of parliamentary procedure and Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised 3 types of resolutions i. Resolutions from YLD affiliates, committees, teams, boards, officers, or delegates.  To become actual ABA policy - must be passed by both the YLD Assembly and the ABA House of Delegates ii. Resolutions scheduled for debate by the ABA House of Delegates (HOD meets on the Monday following the YLD Assembly). iii. Resolutions placed on the “consent” calendar.  Generally have little or no opposition  If no delegate removes it from calendar, automatically passed without debate The full Assembly agenda and the text of the resolutions to be debated, as well as consent calendar resolutions are available on the YLD website http://www.americanbar.org/groups/young_lawyers/about_us/assembly.html.
    11. 11. Meeting Materials: How to Stay Informed  YLD’s Website - www.ambar.org/YoungLawyers
    12. 12. Meeting Materials: How to Stay Informed YLD’s Assembly Website - Click From the Home Page ‘About Us’ then ‘Assembly’
    13. 13. The Delegate Certification Process Must be an ABA member and registered for the meeting! Must be a YLD member or member of a YLD affiliate! Pre-register as delegate through your affiliate Must also certify on-site in person Must have your ABA badge to certify (i.e. sign in and pick up your delegate ribbon) Alternates also must sign in but do not receive a ribbon YLD Certification held at main ABA registration area  YLD Council Members certify at the Thursday council meeting
    14. 14. What to expect and bringAssembly held at the YLD HotelBusiness Attire RequiredBe in your designated seat no later than 1pm onFriday and 9am on SaturdaySeating is by district/state. Council members sitwith their district/state. Find your districtnumber/state.May only sit with your delegation and vote if youhave ABA badge and delegate ribbon. Alternatesalso sit with district/state if there are enough seats.Print the Assembly Agenda and copies of theresolutions to be debated before you leave home.Copies will not be available onsite.
    15. 15. Delegate Certification Hours May change depending on the meeting and the main ABA Registration hours 2012 Annual Meeting Chicago YLD Certification Schedule: Thursday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm / ABA Registration Riverside Center, Purple Level, East Tower, Hyatt Regency Chicago Friday 8:00 am – Noon / ABA Registration Saturday 7:00 am – 8:00 am / YLD Hotel Swissotel Chicago, 323 East Wacker Drive For updated schedule, go to the YLD website and view the meeting schedule: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/young_lawyers.html
    16. 16. Any Delegate May Move To Reopen Certification Simple Majority to Pass Click image to play ^^
    17. 17. Overview of Resolutions Scheduled for Debate at the 2012 Annual Meeting YLD Resolutions – 7YL: This Resolution urges state and territorial bar associations to mandate a certain amount of periodic continuing legal education regarding information technology-related aspects of practicing law, such as instruction on preservation, recovery and discovery of electronically stored information.  Pro: Ross Feldmann, Washington, D.C  Con: – 8YL: This Resolution urges federal legislation to support human trafficking victims in expanding the number of transitional and rehabilitative residential options, through offering federal grants to non-profit agencies to transition donated properties to provide housing for human trafficking victims.  Pro: Christina Liu, Chicago, IL  Con:
    18. 18. Overview Continued YLD Resolutions – 9YL: This Resolution urges all state bar associations to include the following language in their attorney oaths of admission (either verbatim or in substance): "To opposing parties and their counsel, I pledge fairness, integrity, and civility, not only in court, but also in all written and oral communications."  Pro: Min K. Cho, Orlando, FL  Con: – 10YL: This resolution urges all state, territorial and tribal branches of government to act within their authority to reverse any legislation and related policies expanding legal justification for the use of deadly force in self-defense, returning to their jurisdictions’ prior self- defense regimes, as articulated in statute and common law. Such repeal should, in particular, abrogate any presumption of reasonableness, lack of a requirement that threats justifying deadly force be imminent, and immunity from civil suit.  Pro: Joshu Harris, Philadelphia, PA  Con:
    19. 19. Overview Continued YLD Resolutions – 11YL: This resolution urges state and territorial governments to require all judges and justices serving in (i) any state court, or (ii) a local court authorized to decide criminal matters or detain individuals, to have been admitted to practice law in the highest court of the State, Commonwealth, Territory or Possession, or the District of Columbia.  Pro: Samuel J. Edmunds, Eagan, MN  Con: HOD Resolution – This Resolution reaffirms the following policy adopted July 2000: The sharing of legal fees with non-lawyers and the ownership or control of the practice of law by non-lawyers are inconsistent with the core values of the legal profession. The law governing lawyers that prohibits lawyers from sharing legal fees with non-lawyers and from directly or indirectly transferring to non-lawyers ownership or control over entities practicing law should not be revised.  Pro: John E. Thies, President, ISBA, Urbana, IL  Con: H. Thomas Wells, Jr., Former ABA President, Birmingham
    20. 20. Overview Continued Consent Calendar YLD Resolutions: – 4YL: Recommends that the YLD Bylaws be revised in the form set forth in Resolution 4YL - Appendix A. – 5YL: Recommends that Articles VI, VII, and XI of the YLD Bylaws relating to the office of Secretary-Treasurer be amended as set forth in Resolution 5YL, with the intention that the amendments take effect with the 2014-2015 bar year. – 6YL: Recommends that Sections 1.3, 5 and 6 of the Assembly Standing Rules be amended as set forth in Resolution 6YL. House of Delegates Resolutions – 101, 102, 105A, 105B, 105C, 105D, 105E, 105F, 107A, 107B, 110, 109C, 112A, 113, and 300B – For the full text of the above HOD resolutions, go to http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrat ive/house_of_delegates/2012_hod_annual_meeting_sum mary_of_resolutions.authcheckdam.doc
    21. 21. Interested in Debating? Contact the YLD Assembly Speaker Latanishia Watters at ldw@hsy.com Interested in being a Delegate? Contact the YLD Assembly ClerkJennifer Daugherty at JGDaugherty@rkmc.com
    22. 22. Assembly Delegates Get Involved! DIVERSITY makes the Assembly work ! ! !
    23. 23. The ABA House of Delegates Basics560 membersPolicy-making authority of the ABAElect ABA’s highest officersLike the YLD Assembly, HOD has 1 session at Midyear and 2 sessionsat Annual Midyear: HOD meets all day the Monday following the YLD Assembly Annual: HOD meets all day the Monday and Tuesday following the YLD AssemblyDelegates from state and local bars across the countryAuthority to make the official policy of the ABAOpen to the publicStreamed on ABA House of Delegates page if you cannot attend inperson
    24. 24. Staff Support Assembly and Delegate Certification Rachel Dawson, Director Rachel.Dawson@americanbar.org Tara Blasingame, Administrator tara.blasingame@americanbar.org
    25. 25. Thank You! www.americanbar.org/groups/young_lawyers/about_us/assembly.html Assembly

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