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

The Membership Committee will be meeting from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Central on Thursday, September 11, at the 2014 Business Law Section Annual Meeting in Chicago. We'll be in the Wrigley Room, Bronze Level, West Tower in the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The agenda is can be found here. I will be following up tomorrow with the materials.

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

Toll-free dial-in number (U.S. and Canada): 8660-646-6488 International dial-in number: 707-287-9583 Conference code: 5170670679

2014.06 BLS Membership Call Notes

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2012.12 BLS Membership Call Notes

2012.11 BLS Membership Call Notes

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Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    Environmental Law: Smart Business Strategies


    Proactive engagement in environmental issues can reveal opportunities for even smarter business strategies. This session brings together experts on environmental law, civil and criminal enforcement and transactions who will first lay a foundation of environmental requirements and related legal and business ...

    2016 Business Law Section Annual Meeting

    Boston Marriott Copley Place

    ONLINE /ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED All registrations will occur onsite at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Boston, MA Registration Desk Hours: Wednesday, September 7 - 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, ...

    Commercial Law Developments, 2015-2016


    This program will review court decisions from the last year and discuss how they affect day-to-day finance and commercial law practice. Topics will include secured transactions, guaranties, fraudulent transfers, notes, securities, and letters of

Member Contributions

Essentials Podcasts

These business law essentials podcasts can be listened to at any time and at your convenience. They are approximately 45 minutes in length. Listen to our job hunting essentials for the new lawyer and the experienced lawyer.


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Modified by Esther Liu on April 15, 2015

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