Prof. Stein Elected Delegate-at-Large to ABA House of Delegates
AUGUST 12, 2011—Everett Fraser Professor of Law Robert A. Stein (’61) was elected to the ABA House of Delegates, the group’s governing and policy-making body, by attorneys attending the 2011 annual meeting in Toronto on August 9, 2011. He was elected to a three-year term as a delegate-at-large.
Stein previously served in the House from 2007-11 as president of the Uniform Law Commission, which promotes uniformity in the law among states.
"I am pleased to have the opportunity to continue to serve in the ABA House of Delegates, as the ABA speaks for the legal profession in the U.S. on so many issues important to the administration of justice and the rule of law," says Stein.
From 1994-2006, Stein was executive director and chief operating officer of the ABA at its headquarters in Chicago and the Washington, D.C., office. He was responsible for a 900-person staff and an annual budget exceeding $180 million.
The ABA, with more than 400,000 members, is the world's largest professional membership association and serves as the national voice of the legal profession. It promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, provides CLE, accredits law schools, and works to improve the administration of justice throughout the country, as well as to build public understanding of the importance of the rule of law in a democratic society around the world.