SECRETARY, AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
2002 - 2005
Ellen F. Rosenblum
became Secretary of the American Bar Association in August 2002, after
serving a year as Secretary-elect. She will serve a three-year term.
been a state court trial judge in Portland, Ore., for the past 14
years. Prior to that she was an Assistant United States Attorney
for the District of Oregon from 1980-88, and practiced at the Eugene,
Ore., firm of Hammons, Phillips and Jensen from 1975-89. She graduated
from the University of Oregon Law School in 1975.
been an active member of the ABA since 1976. She has served in the
House of Delegates in various capacities, including State Delegate
from Oregon, since 1988. She currently serves on the Board of Governors
Executive Committee and Operations and Communications Committee,
officio member of the Rules and Calendar Committee of the House,
and as board liaison to the Standing Committee on Constitution and
Bylaws. During her previous service on the Board of Governors from
1995-1998, she chaired the Program and Planning Committee and served
on the Executive Committee,
as well as serving as liaison to the Section of Individual Rights
and Responsibilities, the Criminal Law Section, the Steering Committee
on the Unmet Legal Needs of Children, the Coordinating Committee
on Bioethics and the Law, and the Coordinating Committee on Legal
Also in the
ABA, Rosenblum has chaired the Delegate-at-Large Committee and has
served on the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession,
the President's Advisory Council on Diversity, and as a member of
the Coalition for Justice State Justice Initiatives Committee.
She is a member
of the Litigation Section, the Section of Legal Education and Admissions
to the Bar, the Dispute Resolution Section and the Judicial Division.
She is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
ABA, Rosenblum has chaired the judicial ethics committee of her
state judges' association for the past eight years. She currently
serves on the Board of Trustees of the National Judicial College
and on the Advisory Committee to the new National Center for Courts
and the Media.
She is past
president of the U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society,
the Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court, and the University of
Oregon Law School Alumni Association. She is a previous board member
of the American Judicature Society. Her current professional memberships,
in addition to the ABA, include the Oregon State Bar, the Multnomah
Bar Association, Oregon Women Lawyers and the National Association
of Women Judges. Rosenblum also is a regular lecturer on subjects
judicial and legal ethics, motion and trial practice. She is a regular
columnist for the Oregon Women Lawyers newsletter, "The Advance
active in her community as well. She served as chair of the Oregon
Citizens Justice Conference in 2000. She chairs the Governor's Advisory
Committe on Corrections Population Forecasting, and sits on the
Advisory Board of the Oregon Campaign for Equal Justice. She is
of her synagogue Board of Trustees where she chairs the Security
Committee and facilitates a monthly book group.
recently received awards and recognition from Oregon Women Lawyers,
the Oregon State Bar, Lewis and Clark Law School, and the Oregon
married to Richard Meeker and they have two teenage children.