Primary geographic focus: National
Organization Type: Bar/Pro Bono
Acronym or short name: ABA
The American Bar Association is one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations, with nearly 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities. It is committed to doing what only a national association of attorneys can do: serving our members, improving the legal profession, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world.
Founded in 1878, the ABA is committed to supporting the legal profession with practical resources for legal professionals while improving the administration of justice, accrediting law schools, establishing model ethical codes, and more. Membership is open to lawyers, law students, and others interested in the law and the legal profession.
Our national headquarters are in Chicago, and we maintain a significant office in Washington D.C.
PRESS/RESEARCH MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCENews Story ABA Journal
March 16, 2017
The American Bar Association takes a stand in support of legal aid and the Legal Services Corporation.
Blog Post Lonnie A. Powers
May 22, 2014
Language access is crucial explains Lonnie Powers, as many people with limited English skills struggle to navigate the justice system.
News Story G.M. Filisko
February 1, 2015
According to Bonnie Hough, a new national survey reveals another gap: consumers who can afford legal services but still aren't getting them.
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