Welcome to the 2016 Annual Meeting Drafts page. Set out below are the Projects that will be presented at this year’s Meeting. Members and project participants are invited to click on the individual project titles to download drafts, post comments, and submit motions.
Members’ comments on the drafts are encouraged. Members who wish to make comments are not required to submit a formal motion.
The Institute’s website provides an easy method for submitting comments. To post a comment, visit the Projects page on the website and be sure that you are signed in. Click on the project title, then on the Comments tab and follow the prompts to submit your comment. You may type your comment directly into the text box or, if you prefer, you may upload a PDF or Microsoft Word document. PLEASE NOTE: Comments submitted online do not appear immediately; they will be viewable on the project page after they are posted by ALI staff.
Unless expressed otherwise in the submission, individuals who submit comments authorize The American Law Institute to retain the submitted material in its files and archives, and to copy, distribute, publish, and otherwise make it available to others, with appropriate credit to the author.
You may also submit your comment via electronic mail or standard mail. The email address for each project is listed on the Comments tab. Mailing addresses can be found on page iv of all drafts.
A member must be present at the Meeting and in the Ballroom in order to make a motion on a draft. Motions may not be submitted on Discussion Drafts (because they are not submitted for membership approval) or on Reporters’ Notes (because they are considered the sole work of the Reporters, not the Institute).
Motions may be made from the floor without submission in advance of the Meeting. However, members appreciate the opportunity to review motions before a project session and so submission in advance of the session is encouraged. All motions submitted in advance must identify a single movant who will be present in the ballroom to make the motion and to discuss the motion with the Reporters.
The Institute’s website provides an easy method for submitting motions.
To post a motion, visit the Projects page on the website and be sure that you are signed in. Click on the project title, then on the Motions tab and follow the prompts to submit your motion. You may type your motion directly into the text box or, if you prefer, you may upload a PDF or Microsoft Word document. Please provide a brief supporting statement along with the text of the motion. Proposed changes to the draft’s text should be shown in redline format. PLEASE NOTE: Motions submitted online do not appear immediately; they will be viewable on the project page after they are posted by ALI staff. The Institute reserves the right to refuse to post materials it deems too lengthy or not appropriate for the purpose.
Members may also submit motions via email. The email address for each project is listed on the Motions tab. Members who prefer to submit motions via U.S. mail may send them to Nancy Shearer, The American Law Institute, 4025 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3099. Submissions will be acknowledged upon receipt.
By May 6: For all motions received by midnight (EDT) on Friday, May 6, ALI staff will post the motion on the website, make the motion available for screen display in the ballroom, and provide printed copies of the motion on the tables outside the ballroom.
May 7-12: Motions received by midnight on Thursday, May 12, will be posted on the ALI website and made available for screen display in the ballroom. Members who submit a motion during this period are asked to hand-deliver 300 printed copies to the Meeting registration desk (Roosevelt Room) and complete a brief form. Copies delivered to the registration desk 24 hours in advance of the session will be placed on the tables outside the ballroom. Please do not send copies to the ALI or to the Ritz-Carlton.
After May 12: Members who do not meet the May 12 submission deadline, but wish to make a motion in advance of a project session, may hand-deliver a USB drive containing the motion, along with 300 printed copies, to the Meeting registration desk and complete a brief form. If the material is delivered to the registration desk 24 hours in advance of the session, the motion will be posted on the website and made available for screen display in the ballroom. ALI staff will place the movant’s printed copies on the tables outside the ballroom.