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AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION. House of Delegates New Member Orientation. The Officers of the ABA. Laurel G. Bellows, Chair, House of Delegates. Wm. T. Robinson III, Treasurer. Karen J. Mathis, President. Michael S. Greco, Immediate Past President. Armando Lasa-Ferrer, Secretary.

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    1. AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION House of Delegates New Member Orientation

    2. The Officers of the ABA Laurel G. Bellows, Chair, House of Delegates Wm. T. Robinson III, Treasurer Karen J. Mathis, President Michael S. Greco, Immediate Past President Armando Lasa-Ferrer, Secretary William H. Neukom, President-Elect

    3. The Board of GovernorsWho is it? • Acts on behalf of ABA between meetings of the House • 38 members 6 officers of the ABA 18 district representatives 13 members-at-large 1 law student non-voting member

    4. Nominating CommitteeWho is it? • Nominates Officers and Board of Governors at each Midyear Meeting • House elects at the following Annual Meeting • 67 members • 52 State Delegates • 7 Section Delegates • 1 Judicial Division Delegate • 1 Young Lawyers Division Delegate • 6 Members-at-Large

    5. The ABA House of Delegates What is it? Who is it? How does it work?

    6. The House of DelegatesWhat is it? Makes policy Elects Officers Administers ABA

    7. The House of DelegatesWho is it? • DIVERSITY makes the House work ! ! !

    8. The House of DelegatesWho is it? • Get Involved! • Women’s Caucus • State Bar Caucus • Minority Caucus

    9. The House of DelegatesWho is it? Composition of the House of Delegates 52 State Delegates 220 State Bar Delegates 80 Local Bar Delegate 18 Delegates-at-Large 73 Present & Former Officers and Board Members 70 Section, Division & Conference Delegates 2 Ex Officio Members 28 Affiliated Organization Delegates 1 Virgin Islands Bar Association 1 Guam/Commonwealth of Mariana Islands

    10. The House of DelegatesHow It Works • Meets twice a year • Seating chart • House Signature Roster • Supplemental Folder • Late Reports • Amendments/Revisions • 177A – Board Transmittal • 177 – Board Informational Report • Board recommendations

    11. The House of DelegatesHow It Works • Final Calendar • Regular Orders • Special Orders • Consent Calendar

    12. The House of DelegatesHow It Works

    13. The House of DelegatesHow It Works • Voting • No proxy voting • Must be in your seat or in well of House • Abstention

    14. Meeting Materials:How to Stay Informed • ABA’s website

    15. Meeting Materials:How to Stay Informed • Emails with links to the House of Delegates website

    16. Meeting Materials:How to Stay Informed • New Look to the House of Delegates website

    17. Meeting Materials:How to Stay Informed • Sneak Preview • Assists delegates in communicating with their constituencies • 3 months before meeting

    18. Meeting Materials:How to Stay Informed • Preliminary Agenda • Description of recommendations • On website after filing deadline

    19. Meeting Materials:How to Stay Informed • Executive Summary • Summary of each Recommendation, reasons for adoption, a summary of its potential impact and minority view • On website after filing deadline

    20. Meeting Materials:How to Stay Informed • Summary of Recommendations • Official “call of the meeting” • On website approximately 5 weeks prior to meeting

    21. Meeting Materials:How to Stay Informed • Reports • Bound Book of Reports with Recommendations mailed to you and on website • Informational Reports on website • Report 400 at Annual Meetings only

    22. Meeting Materials:How to Stay Informed • During the meeting • Daily Journal

    23. Meeting Materials:How to Stay Informed • After the meeting • Select Committee Report • Summary of Action • Implementation Letters

    24. How to Stay Informed • Reference Materials • Delegate Handbook • Online Policy and Procedures Handbook (Greenbook) • Online Constitution and Bylaws • Summary of House Rules of Procedures • Online Redbook

    25. The House of DelegatesHow It Works • Reimbursement • Midyear Meetings • Transportation to and from as long as present at end of meeting • $100 per diem if House committee meets • Annual Meetings • No travel reimbursement • $100 per diem if House committee meets

    26. Committees of the House • Credentials and Admissions • Drafting • Resolution and Impact • Rules and Calendar • Select • Technology and Communications

    27. Staff Support • Policy and Governance Group Your information resource for the House of Delegates and the Board of Governors • Marina B. Jacks, Associate Executive Director • Alpha M. Brady, Director

    28. www.abanet.orgLawyer ResourcesHouse of Delegates Thank You!