Drafts & Motions
Printed copies of the drafts to be considered at the Meeting will be mailed in advance of the Meeting to those members who ask to receive them via our draft-selection questionnaire, which was sent to all members in early 2013.
The electronic version of each draft will be posted on this website in PDF format for free access by members and project participants. Members for whom we have a working email address will be notified by email when each draft is posted. Printed drafts will be available at the Meeting.
Members must be present at the Meeting to make a motion. Because Reporters' Notes are considered the work of the Reporters and not of the Institute, they should not be the subject of a motion. Presubmitted motions are ordinarily given priority at the Meeting over other motions. Members who plan to submit a motion on the floor of the Meeting are requested to submit it in advance in accord with the following procedure:
Email the text of the motion together with a brief supporting statement, preferably as an attachment in Word format, to firstname.lastname@example.org. For members without access to email, mail or fax the material to Nancy Shearer, ALI, 4025 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3099, fax: 215-243-1636. Submissions will be acknowledged upon receipt.
Printed copies of submissions received via email by 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, May 10, will be made available at the Meeting. Members who presubmit a motion after May 10 are asked to hand-deliver at least 200 printed copies to the ALI Meeting registration desk and also bring a USB drive containing the material in Word or PDF format for projection during the Meeting. (Do not send those copies to ALI or to the Ritz-Carlton.) Submissions received by 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, May 16, will be posted on the ALI website. The Institute reserves the right to refuse to post materials it deems too lengthy or not appropriate for the purpose.
Members who intend to make a motion but do not wish to submit it in advance are asked to bring a USB drive containing the material in Word or PDF format for projection during consideration of the motion. Motions may also be made from the floor without having advance written text.
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