Alumnus Billy Coplin ’77 Receives 1 of 38 three-year appointments on the ABA’s Board of Governors

Posted: Thu, 10/04/2012 - 07:57

Alumnus Billy Coplin ’77 has been appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association (ABA). As such, he is one of 38 lawyers from throughout the country on the Board. The Board develops policies and plans for the ABA which is the largest volunteer organization in the world.

The following information from the ABA website describes the Board of Governors:

The 38-member Board of Governors has the authority to act and speak for the ABA, consistent with previous action of the House of Delegates, when the House is not in session. The Board usually meets four times a year. It oversees the general operation of the Association and develops specific plans of action.

The Board is composed of 38 members of the Association: 18 district representatives, 13 members-at-large as follows: two young lawyers; one judicial representative; six section representatives, two women members-at-large, two minority members-at-large; one non-voting law student member-at-large; and the following 6 officers who serve as ex officio: President, President-Elect, Chair of the House; Secretary, Treasurer and Immediate Past President. Every three years there is a Secretary-Elect and a Treasurer-Elect bringing the total members of the Board to 40.

To learn more about the ABA’s leadership you can visit the following web page:  http://www.americanbar.org/groups/leadership/boardphotos.html