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Badge of honor: The winner of our Legal Aid Defender contest is ...

May 11, 2017

In March, we challenged law schools across the country to join us in defending Legal Services Corporation, the single largest funder of legal aid for people who cannot afford a lawyer. While the fight to save LSC may not be over, our contest is. And our winners wear maroon. Yes, the

Podcast: Why Washington should save Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Broken promises and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (podcast)

February 01, 2017

Law school is essential to becoming a successful lawyer but it doesn’t come cheap. Public Service Loan Forgiveness was a program put in place to entice young lawyers to take public service positions which have historically paid less than private sector positions. After ten years of making on-time, full payments

Podcast: Why Washington should save Public Service Loan Forgiveness

With your help, the ABA is working to save Public Service Loan Forgiveness

April 29, 2016

The ABA’s Governmental Affairs Office (GAO) was established in 1957 to monitor legislative action affecting lawyers. It has since evolved into a full-blown lobbying department with 10 federally registered lobbyists who actively advocate for the adoption of ABA policies by Congress and federal agencies. GAO uses the traditional tools