Annual Meeting Cancellation Information

As ALI President David F. Levi announced in his message, our Executive Committee has decided to cancel the 2020 Annual Meeting, originally scheduled for May 18-20.

Prior to the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, many members and participants planned to join us in San Francisco. Below are cancellation policies for those who registered to attend or made hotel reservations, as well as information on the availability and status of drafts in the absence of the Meeting.

Meeting and Events – Cancellation and Refunds

Cancellations for the Annual Meeting and ticketed events will automatically be processed and refunds will be credited to you using your original form of payment; however, given the ever-changing COVID-19 situation, there may be a delay in processing. For questions, please email

Hotel – Cancellation

ALI will cancel all room reservations in The American Law Institute Annual Meeting 2020 room block at the Westin St. Francis Hotel. For questions, please email

If you made a reservation at an alternate hotel, you must contact the hotel to cancel.

Project Drafts

The drafts on the Annual Meeting agenda will still be produced and posted online. Although each will be a Tentative Draft or Proposed Final Draft, no motions may be made and no voting will occur. The drafts may be revised or supplemented before submission at the next Annual Meeting.

Emails will be sent to members and project participants when drafts become available; however, due to office closures, no drafts will be mailed.

Comments on Drafts

We encourage you to submit written comments and suggestions on the drafts. To comment on any draft, visit the Projects page and be sure that you are signed in. Click on the project name, then on the Comments tab, and follow the prompts to submit your comments. You may either type your comments directly into the text box or upload a PDF or Word document.

You may also submit your comments via email. The email address for each project is listed on the Comments tab.

Please note that comments submitted online or by email do not appear immediately; they will be visible after they are posted by our staff. For questions, please email


We look forward to seeing you in May 2021 at the Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. In the meantime, please stay well!