The ABA's Midyear Meeting is in New Orleans, Louisiana this year. The firm is honored that Rick DeMichele will be attending this weekend and early next week as part of his duties a Delegate to the American Bar Association's House of Delegates “HOD”. The ABA HOD was established in 1936 is the policy making body for the association. Any action taken by the House of Delegates on specific issues becomes official ABA policy. The issues and policies the American Bar Association House of Delegates will being considering are listed in the Preliminary Agenda. The House of Delegates will be in session on Monday, February 6, 2012. Rick will be providing live real time updates on the actions and votes of the House of Delegates via Twitter, Facebook and the DeMichele & DeMichele Blog. You can follow the tweets @jerseylegal and @rickdemichele and he will be using the “hashtag” #abamidyear. The Facebook updates will be at the DeMichele & DeMichele Facebook page and the firm's Blog post on Monday will be a real time continuously updated post.
The House of Delegates has 560 lawyer members from across the county. Currently the HOD consists of 52 State Delegates, 231 State Bar Association Delegates, 71 Local Bar Association Delegates, 18 Delegates-at-Large, 75 Present and Former Officers and Board members, 73 Section, Division and Conference Delegates, 2 Ex Officio Members, 28 Affiliated Organization Delegates, 4 US Territory Delegates, and 3 Members-at-Large. Mr. DeMichele represents the Camden County Bar Association as one of the Local Bar Association Delegates. New Jersey has a total of three Local Bar Association Delegates.