About the American Bar Association
Welcome to the American Bar Association, the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
To serve equally our members, our profession and the public by defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession.
ABA Diversity Initiatives
The ABA’s long-standing commitment to diversity is reflected in its Goal III operating principle, which states: 1. Promote full and equal participation in the association, our profession, and the justice system by all persons. 2. Eliminate bias in the legal profession and the justice system. The following entities focus their work on fulfilling ABA’s Goal III:
- Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity
- Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law
- Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
- Commission on Women
Legal Market Research
The ABA conducts market research and provides statistics and research on lawyers and the legal profession.