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2019 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco

2019 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco

Format: Annual Meeting

Marriott Marquis San Francisco
780 Mission Street
San Francisco CA 94103

Dates: 08/08/2019 - 08/13/2019

Sponsor: American Bar Association

List Price: $70 for Premium Law Student Members

ABA Member Price: $95 for Non-Premium Law Student Members

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The ABA Law Student Division Annual Meeting is the ABA’s biggest event of the year for law students. Students who attend the ABA Annual Meeting get the chance to socialize with students, rub elbows with attorneys, and participate in ABA governance.

The ABA Law Student Division will come to San Francisco in August from August 7 to 10 during the ABA Annual Meeting! We’ll be centered in the headquarters hotel for the event, the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Most students should attend from Wednesday night, August 7, through Saturday evening, August 10. ABA Representatives and SBA Presidents must attend their required events.

See the full Law Student Division schedule.

ABA Reps and SBA Presidents should plan to attend the meeting from August 7 to August 10Here’s a letter you can share with your school administrators, encouraging them to support your attendance.

Registration includes:

President’s Reception (additional fee)

  • $50 – Law Students
  • $150 – General Attendee

Tickets and Tours


Requirements Before You Arrive

Check out our Know Before You Go page for more details on how to prepare for Annual Meeting.

One of your most important responsibilities at Annual Meeting will be voting in the LSD Assembly. All voting members of the Assembly are required to complete the following steps to be eligible to vote:

  1. Register for Annual Meeting!
  2. ABA Representatives and SBA Presidents, please check that you are properly reported by downloading this current listing! If you are not listed report now via the Reporting Form.
  3. Roberts RulesView the Robert’s Rules webinar. This is a guide to the parliamentary rules that govern the Assembly.
  4. Read all of the Resolutions (listed below) that will be up for a vote at Assembly and prepare for debate!
  5. Review the LSD Assembly webpage for additional rules and information about how to participate.

Important Documents

You can download all the documents you may need here:

  • Assembly Standing Rules 2019
  • Voting and Credentials Procedures 2019
  • Voting Floor Instructions 2019
  • Law Student Division Bylaws
  • Roberts Rules of Order Motion Chart
  • Robert’s Rules of Order – Slide Show
  • Robert’s Rules of Order for Annual Assembly Webinar (Required for Assembly voters)
  • Letter to Law School Deans Requesting Support for ABA Representatives, SBA Presidents, and Liaisons
  • Resolutions up for vote:
    • Resolution 10B: Urges federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal legislatures to enact legislation and appropriate adequate funding to ensure equal access to justice for Americans living in rural communities by deploying, to at least 98% of the population, broadband infrastructure with a download speed of at least 100 megabits per second, and an upload speed of at least 30 megabits per second.
    • Resolution 11-4: Amends Section 6.7(b) of the ABA Constitution to increase the number of delegates to the ABA House of Delegates from three to six.
    • Resolution 102: Urges state, territorial, tribal courts, and law schools to adopt a “Pro Bono Scholars Program” in their respective jurisdictions that allows law students, in their final semester of law school, to obtain a full-time externship placement providing supervised pro bono services which deliver legal and other law-related services to the underserved through non-profit legal organizations; and that eligible “Pro Bono Scholars” be provided the opportunity to take the February bar examination in their respective jurisdictions (if offered) during their final semester of law school.
    • Resolution 104: Urges Congress to enact legislation to exempt from the Controlled Substances Act any production, distribution, possession, or use of marijuana carried out in compliance with state laws;urges Congress to enact legislation to remove marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. §§ 801 et seq.; and urges Congress to enact legislation to encourage scientific research into the efficacy, dose, routes of administration, or side effects of commonly used and commercially available cannabis products in the United States.
    • Resolution 106: Urges all employers in the legal profession to implement and maintain policies and practices to address and close the compensation gap between similarly situated men and women lawyers.
    • Resolution 109: Seeks to ensure that children who live in poverty, high crime communities, or experience race based trauma, or related stress, receive the in-school service support needed to maintain or restore good health.
    • Resolution 115B: Urges federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to enact legislation that requires equal pay rates for employees of a different sex (which includes sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), race or ethnicity who perform substantially similar work, when viewed as a composite of skill, effort, and responsibility, and performed under similar working conditions.
    • Resolution 121E: Urges the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals to establish or expand pro bono programs to provide pro bono representation to pro se appellants in immigration cases.

Additional Programming

There’s much more to Annual Meeting than just law student programming. Students can attend most of the programs and events whether they’re hosted by the Law Student Division, Young Lawyers Division, or any other ABA entity. Start building your conference schedule now.

Visit the ABA’s Annual Meeting site to learn more.

What to Wear

Business professional attire (courtroom attire) is requested for all Law Student Division Annual Events. No jeans, t-shirts, beach sandals or other casual wear.


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