The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates will consider a number of resolutions at its Midyear Meeting in Chicago on February 13. If adopted, these resolutions become official policy of the Association. The ABA, maintaining that it serves as the national representative of the legal profession, may then engage in lobbying or advocacy of these policies on behalf of its members. At this meeting, recommendations scheduled to be debated include proposals concerning a slavery commission, immigration, the status of native Hawaiians,
animal rights, and asbestos litigation. What follows is a review of some of the resolutions that will be considered in Chicago.