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    "As a member of the ABA for well over 40 years, I have treasured and benefited enormously from my association with wonderful, experienced, wise and public spirited lawyers from throughout the United States — indeed, internationally. "

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    "The experience I gained helped me to be a better prepared lawyer and served me well as I aged out of the YLD and began my continued active participation and leadership within the American Bar Association."

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    By providing me with substantive resources, practical tools and a nationwide network of practitioners, the ABA empowers me to be a better lawyer. Advancing policy on important issues related to civil rights and access to justice, the ABA inspires me to be a better person.

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    "The net result has been a considerable improvement in the quality of justice, both at home and abroad."

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    "Taking advantage of the numerous services that the Law Student Division provides has allowed me to engage in the legal community far sooner than the average young lawyer."