American Bar Association
State and Local Bar Relations Committee

ABA Section of Business Law

State and Local Bar Relations Committee

Mission Statement

The mission of the State and Local Bar Relations Committee is to support communication and cooperation between the Business Law Section and state and local business law organizations and promotes Section membership, publications and CLE.

Committee Facts

  • Approximately 58 members
  • The Committee meets in person at the Section's Spring Meeting and at the ABA Annual Meeting
  • The Committee sponsors the Annual Business Bar Leaders Conference for the leaders of state business bar sections and large city business bar sections as a means of sharing Section experience in business section management and to promote Section membership.
  • The Committee encourages the repurposing of certain Section programs by state and local bar associations as a means of showcasing the Business Law Sections capabilities and resources so as to encourage Section membership.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business section and committee management tools, such as:
  • Content production and distribution
  • Use of social media and electronic communications
  • Outreach and membership
  • ABA resources available to state and local bar business sections
  • Current legislative and/or other business law developments


Benefit Corporations and the Model Business Corporation (September 18, 2013)

The Corporate Laws Committee of the Business Law Section of the ABA recently issued a white paper on benefit corporations. The white paper discusses various benefit corporation alternatives states have adopted. It also includes language that could be used by a state that is amending its business corporation act to address benefit corporations. This webinar addresses the benefit corporations white paper.

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Chair:  Willard L Boyd III

Committee Roster (61 total members)

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Individuals identified as Business Bar Leaders from State, Local and Minority Bars
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2014 ABA Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Award Nomination Information

Business Bar Leaders Conference

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Benefit Corporations White Paper

Benefit Corporations White Paper

Modified by Graham Hunt on February 19, 2014

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