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ABA Annual Meeting

Why I’m glad I engaged with the ABA

March 01, 2021

Not sure why you should dive into ABA activity? These legal professionals explain how their careers have flourished because they jumped in.

Judy Perry Martinez and Trish Refo

ABA Leaders to law students: 'We hear you'

September 01, 2020

The future is uncertain for law students, and ABA Presidents Judy Perry Martinez and Trish Refo are leading the ABA in an effort to make it less so.

Doctor Lawyer

A healthcare law event scholarship emerges

November 07, 2017

The Health Law Section of the American Bar Association is taking applications for its Fifth Annual Scholarship Program for law students. If you're interested in the health law field, the scholarship will help you attend the Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law Conference from February 21-23, 2018 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Applicants must be

Franchise and Distribution

Writing opportunity: Become the voice of the franchise

November 07, 2017

The ABA Distribution and Franchising Committee is seeking volunteers to write for its newsletter and e-bulletin, as well as publication editors, articles/news editors, and designers/artists to assist in reformatting their publications. Newsletter articles tend to be 500-2000 words in length, and e-bulletin updates are generally 200 words and no


Law students can make a difference for hurricane victims

September 19, 2017

Amid the flood of natural disasters literally flooding parts of our nation, many law students and American Bar Association members alike are wondering how they can help those in need, whether it is with donations, supplies, manpower, or legal assistance. Student Lawyer has already posted about resources

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey: How law students and lawyers can help

August 30, 2017

The American Bar Association has put together a list of resources available to residents of Texas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. There are also ways law students and attorneys can lend a hand. The ABA and the ABA Young Lawyers Division have been compiling links to #HarveyRelief

Law students, what do you stand for?

April 12, 2017

People are talking about how to make a difference in a world that is becoming increasingly divisive. And that’s great.  Talking is a good starting point. Doing is better. The ABA has been doing amazing things to promote justice, inclusion and the rule of law.  And, we want you to join us.

Join us in defending Legal Services Corporation

March 24, 2017

Last week, in his budget proposal to Congress, the President called for the elimination of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). LSC is the single largest funder of legal aid for people who cannot afford a lawyer. Let’s imagine for a second what would

ABA House of Delegates

Change to bar passage standard for law schools rejected

February 07, 2017

The American Bar Association House of Delegates rejected Monday a major change in the bar passage standard for ABA-accredited law schools. See more about the vote in this article from the ABA Journal. The proposal from the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions

Linda Klein

ABA President: 'There are no so-called judges in America'

February 06, 2017

American Bar Association President Linda A. Klein Monday called personal attacks on judges “attacks on our Constitution” and warned that it is vital that the judiciary remains independent and free from political pressure. “There are no ‘so-called judges’ in America,” she said Monday in a speech to the ABA’s governing House

Miami MIdyear Meeting

Get involved with ABA Midyear, law students

January 31, 2017

The ABA is heading to Magic City this weekend – Miami will be playing host the ABA's midyear meeting from Wednesday through Tuesday. That's right in the backyard of University of Miami School of Law and down the coasts from several other of our Florida law schools. If you're a law

Linda Klein

Make a difference: Vote and support veterans

October 11, 2016

A message from ABA President Linda Klein: As lawyers, we are citizens who are called on to promote justice and the rule of law in our communities. As a follow-up to my remarks to the House of Delegates in August (