The American Law Institute

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 asked to receive them via our draft-selection questionnaire, which was sent in early February.

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.

Contents of Drafts and Reports

Access Drafts


Members who plan to submit a motion on the floor of the Meeting are requested to submit it in advance. Presubmitted motions are ordinarily given priority at the Meeting over other motions.

Instructions for Submitting Motions
To submit a motion, email the text of the motion together with a brief supporting statement, preferably as an attachment in Word format, to For members without access to email, mail or fax the material to Nancy Shearer, ALI, 4025 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, fax: 215-243-1636. Submissions will be acknowledged upon receipt.

Submissions received by 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, May 17, will be posted on this website before the Meeting. In addition, printed copies of submissions received via email by 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, May 11, will be made available at the Meeting. Members who presubmit a motion after 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, May 11, are asked to hand-deliver to the ALI registration desk at least 200 printed copies and also bring a USB drive containing the material in Word or PDF format for projection during the Meeting. (Do not send the copies to ALI or to the Mayflower.) 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.