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2019 Annual Meeting Overview

This is a suggested itinerary so law students can plan their schedules. Most students (including ABA representatives and SBA presidents) should attend from Thursday, August 8, through Saturday evening, August 10. Events at the meeting include the ABA Law Student Division Assembly, various informational programming in conjunction with the ABA Young Lawyers Division, networking, and more.

All information is tentative and subject to change. Check back frequently!
More information on Annual Meeting is available on the overview page.

You can also download the printable version of the schedule.

Thursday, August 8

Solving the Law School Debt and Affordability Problem
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Nob Hill A/B (Lower B2 Level)
(See complete event agenda on the YLD Schedule)

Law Students Council Meeting
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Nob Hill C (Lower B2 Level)
(Council members only – ABA representatives, SBA presidents, and liaisons do not need to attend)

Opening YLD Plenary Session
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Nob Hill A/B (Lower B2 Level)

YLD & LSD & LPD Welcome Reception
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Golden Gate Ballroom C (B2 Level)

ABA Representative Event – Giants Game
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
(Optional ticketed event)
Oracle Park

Friday, August 9

YLD & LSD Breakfast
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Pacific Suite B (Fourth Level)

YLD CLE: Us Too! Leading the Fight for a More Equitable and Safe Profession
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Nob Hill D (B2 Level)

This year, the ABA YLD’s No Limits! Campaign has tackled policy development, programming, and advocacy for women in the profession. Inspired by the groundbreaking work of phenomenal young women across the country, this fireside chat explores the way women are using their voice to advance the profession and society for their peers. The program also highlights two new ABA YLD partnerships with the International Bar Association to educate the profession and advocate on the findings of its groundbreaking report on bullying and sexual harassment in the workplace and the GOOD Guys program with the National Conference of Women Bar Associations to get male attorneys more actively involved in advocating for their female peers.

Speakers:

  • Jessica Stender, Equal Rights Advocates
  • Jaime Santos, Founder, Law Clerks for Workplace Accountability

Diversifying Your Network
9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Nob Hill A (Lower B2 Level)

Speakers:

  • Erika Lessane, Delegate of Programming 2018-2019
  • Miosotti Tenecora, Delegate of Diversity 2018-2019
  • Ashley Baker, Delegate of Communications 2018-2019
  • Aurelia Phillips, Delegate of Programming 2019-2020

YLD Programming Available
9:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
(See YLD Schedule)

LSD/Legal Ed Student Debt Program
Road To Zero: A Strategic Approach to Managing Student Loans & Repayment
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Yerba Buena Salons 11/12 (Lower B2 Level)

You have many options when it comes to student loan repayment – including a number of payment plans, consolidation options, and even the possibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. What’s the right plan for you? This workshop will guide you through creating your own strategy by helping you determine the payment plan that will best align with your current needs, future aspirations and financial goals.

All are welcome to attend this complimentary program. Space is limited so arrive on time to reserve your seat.

Discussion topics include:

  • Managing debt
  • Loan consolidation
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Repayment options
  • Student loan resources
  • Student loan refinancing
  • Q&A Session

Moderator:

  • Zachary Faircloth, Editor-in-Chief, SMU Law Review, Candidate for Juris Doctor, May 2020, SMU Dedman School of Law

Speakers:

  • Bob Buch, VP of Business Development and Partnership, SoFi
  • Montré Everett, Director of Financial Aid, UC Davis School of Law Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Lyssa Thaden, Ph.D., AFC®, Managing Director, AccessLex Center for Education and Financial Capability®

Co-Sponsored by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar and Law Student Division

ABA Representatives & SBA Presidents Training
(Required for ABA Representatives and SBA Presidents)

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Golden Gate Ballroom C (B2 Level)

All Student Roundtable & Idea/Caucus
4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Golden Gate Ballroom C (B2 Level)

YLD Fellows Annual Gala (Dinner Dance Ticketed Event)
6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Bently Reserve SF
301 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

Saturday, August 10

YLD & LSD Awards Breakfast
7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
Yerba Buena Salon 7

Young Lawyer Division Assembly
(Law students cannot vote in YLD elections or in YLD Assembly proceedings, but should observe at least an hour.)
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Golden Gate Ballroom A/B

Law Student Division Assembly
(Required for ABA Representatives, SBA Presidents, Liaisons, and their proxies)

You must read all resolutions listed to participate.
You should also be familiar with the assembly agenda.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Golden Gate Ballroom A/B (B2 Level)

ABA General Assembly and Presentation of the ABA Medal
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Yerba Buena Salon 7, Lower B2 Level

President’s Reception
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
(Optional Ticket Event)
Contemporary Jewish Museum

Sunday, August 11

Law Student Division Council and Advisory Meeting
(Law Student Council Only)
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Pacific Suite H (Fourth Level)

Margaret Brent Luncheon
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Yerba Buena Ballroom (Lower B2 Level)

Monday and Tuesday, August 12-13

ABA House of Delegates
(Required for voting HOD delegates, otherwise optional)

Registration Desk & Delegate Certification

  • Thursday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Friday:  7:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

*If you’re an ABA Representative, SBA President or 2019-20 Liaison, be sure to pick up your delegate ribbons after receiving your registration badge. You’ll need it in order to vote in Saturday’s Assembly.

ABA Reps and SBA Presidents

Here is a letter you can share with your school administrators, encouraging them to support your attendance. ABA Representatives and SBA Presidents must attend their required events.

As part of the requirement that all ABA representatives and SBA presidents attend and participate in the Law Student Division Assembly, these law students are required to view the Robert’s Rules webinar. This is a guide to the parliamentary rules that govern the Assembly.

Voting Information: Assembly

The ABA Law Student Division Assembly is the voice of law students in the ABA. It is an opportunity for ABA Representatives, SBA Presidents, and Division Entity Liaisons to represent their law school by voting on resolutions that will help form the Division’s voice within the ABA for the coming year. You must read all the resolutions to participate. Find out more about the Assembly voting and proxy voting procedures.

ABA Representatives and SBA Presidents, please check that you are properly reported and eligible to vote by downloading this current listing!

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.