American Bar Association
The American Bar Association (ABA) is one of the world’s largest voluntary associations of lawyers, law students, legal, and law professions in the United States. Its national headquarters is located in Chicago, Illinois, with a large branch office in Washington D.C. According to the ABA’s website, it has nearly 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities. The American Bar Association was established when 75 lawyers from 20 states, and the District of Columbia, came together on August 21, 1878, in Saratogo Springs, New York. Since its founding in 1878, the ABA has played an important role in the development of the law profession in the United States. The ABA website states that “the ABA is committed to supporting the legal profession with practical resources for legal professionals while improving the administration of justice, accrediting law schools, establishing model ethical codes, and more.” The ABA is also committed to serving its members, refining the legal profession,...
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