American Bar Association
Membership Committee

ABA Section of Business Law

Membership Committee

Mission Statement

The mission of the Membership Committee is to be responsible for promoting, encouraging, facilitating and retaining Section membership.

Committee Facts

  • Approximately 125 members consisting of Director representatives from the Section's legal subject matter committees and other volunteer members
  • The Committee meets monthly via telephone conferences and meets in-person at the Section's Spring Meeting and during the ABA's Annual Meeting
  • Committee recruiting and retention activities are focused in several areas:
  • Persons not yet members of the ABA through activities such as the ABA's Member- Get-A-Member campaign, persons who have purchased Section publications or CLE, and members of adjacency groups
  • Current ABA members who are not yet Section members such as those who have indicated a practice area of concentration in business law, have purchased Section publications or CLE, and eligible persons located in the geographic area of a Section meeting
  • Underrepresented groups through outreach to members of those groups and through the activities of other Section programs such as the Business Law Ambassadors, Business Law Diplomats, and Minority Clerkship programs
  • Young lawyers and law students through targeted presentations to law student groups, the Section's Spring Meeting Institute for the Young Business Lawyer, and the Section's Business Law Fellows program
  • Retention activities focused on promoting the Section's publications, CLE and other member benefits, encouraging membership and participation in the Section's subject matter committees, and encouraging networking opportunities for Section members

Areas of Expertise

  • Member benefits
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Outreach

Membership Committee Meetings

Join the Membership Committee from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Pacific on Friday, April 11, at the Spring Meeting. We'll be in Atrium 3 on the 3rd floor of the JW Marriott.

Not attending? Call-in participation will be available. Please note the unique passcode:

Call-in number: 866-646-6488

International call-in number: 707-287-9583

Passcode: 4472600718

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Chair:  Conrad G Goodkind

Vice-Chair:  Meg Milroy

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