February 01, 2008 Scott M. Karson: American Bar Association House of Delegates 2008 Midyear Meeting in Los Angeles
Scott M. Karson, Esq., represented the Suffolk County Bar Association as its delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates at the ABA’s 2008 Midyear Meeting in Los Angeles. The 536-member House of Delegates, the ABA’s policy-making body, is comprised of delegates elected by ABA members in each state, as well as delegates from every state bar association and larger local bar associations (including the SCBA), and ABA sections and divisions. The House roster includes more than 40 delegates from the State of New York. At its meeting in Los Angeles, the House took up a number of significant issues involving the practice of law and the administration of justice. Among the highlights of the meeting was the unanimous adoption of a resolution co-sponsored by the New York State Bar Association and presented by NYSBA Kathryn Grant Madigan expressing support for and solidarity with the judges and lawyers of Pakistan, and calling upon President Musharraf of Pakistan to restore the country’s constitution, reinstate its supreme court and other judges to their respective courts and to release all judges and lawyers who have been wrongfully arrested and detained.