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What is the ABA?

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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.

How the ABA Works…

… for YOU

Find Resources at ABA Everyday
Enjoy FREE benefits like CLE, webinars, podcasts and online training — 365 days a year!

Receive the ABA Journal
Keep up on the trends, newsmakers and finances with the ABA Journal, the most widely read legal magazine in the world.

… for the PROFESSION

Advocate for the Profession
Our members coordinate with ABA lobbyists to protect the independence of the judiciary and the legal profession.

Uphold Principles
Together, we are a powerful voice on ethics, professional responsibility and inclusion.


Impact Global Issues
We partner with local agencies to build legal and judicial infrastructures in developing countries.

Defend Human Rights
We provide legal expertise and funding for services to those who need assistance, such as homeless veterans, foster children and victims of domestic abuse.


And now, law student members have two great options to choose from:


Premium Membership

• Exclusive savings on bar review courses
• $25 off West Academic Casebooks & Study Guides
• Free Professional Responsibility Bundle, which includes:

  • ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct eBook
  • Quimbee Legal Ethics Course Outline
  • Discounts on print and annoted MRPC books

• Leadership & Competition Opportunities
• Resume Review and Networking With ABA lawyer members
• All the benefits of free membership

Free Membership

• 5 free Practice Specialty Groups
• 3-month subscription to
Student Lawyer magazine subscription
• ABA Member Discounts