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American Bar Association

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Organization information
FormationAugust 21, 1878
TypeLegal Society
HeadquartersChicago, Illinois
LocationUnited States
PresidentH. Thomas Wells, Jr.
Key peopleJack L. Rives, executive director

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The American Bar Association (ABA), founded August 21, 1878, is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States. The ABA's most important stated activities are the setting of academic standards for law schools, and the formulation of model ethical codes related to the legal profession. The ABA has 410,000 members. Its national headquarters are in Chicago, Illinois; it also maintains a significant branch office in Washington, D.C.

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ABA supports legalizing same-sex marriage - Tweet this news (UPI) -- The -American Bar Association's- House of Delegates has voted overwhelmingly to allow same-sex couples to marry in the United States. ... - Date : Thu, 12 Aug 2010 04:00:02 GMT+00:00
Zack to lead ABA, Neville is secretary-elect - Minnesota Lawyer Tweet this news
Minnesota Lawyer--By Minnesota Lawyer Staff Stephen N. Zack of Miami took over as president of the -American Bar Association- last week. Zack will be the first Hispanic ... - Date : Fri, 13 Aug 2010 17:26:57 GMT+00:00
ABA Recognizes Imperiled Chinese Lawyer - New America Media (blog) Tweet this news
New America Media (blog)---...- Gao Zhisheng, a popular human rights lawyer in China, just received the 2010 International Human Rights Lawyer Award from the -American Bar Association-, ... - Date : Fri, 13 Aug 2010 23:36:59 GMT+00:00
American Bar Association Calls for Homosexual Marriage Nationwide - CNSNews Tweet this news
CNSNews--The -ABA's- policy-making House of Delegates adopted Resolution 111, which states: “RESOLVED, That the -American Bar Association- urges state, territorial, ... - Date : Fri, 13 Aug 2010 08:27:45 GMT+00:00
MN bar admission for grads of non-ABA approved schools to be opened a crack - Minnesota Lawyer (blog) Tweet this news
Minnesota Lawyer (blog)---...- that it will soon be opening the door a crack for graduates of law schools not accredited by the -American Bar Association- to take the state's bar exam. ... - Date : Fri, 13 Aug 2010 14:32:37 GMT+00:00
ABA agrees with Judge Walker's ruling - Dallas Voice Tweet this news
Dallas Voice--This week, the -American Bar Association- agreed with Judge Vaughn Walker. Gays and lesbians should have the right to civil marriage. ... - Date : Wed, 11 Aug 2010 12:31:48 GMT+00:00
U.S Foodservice to Speak About Food Safety at the American Bar Association ... - Trading Markets (press release) Tweet this news
Trading Markets (press release)--US Foodservice continues to promote food safety by participating in this year's -American Bar Association- Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Calif., Aug. 5-10. ... - Date : Fri, 06 Aug 2010 18:23:23 GMT+00:00
American Bar Association to create Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights - Palm Beach Post Tweet this news
Palm Beach Post--The -ABA- commission, to be headed by Miami lawyer César L. Alvarez, also a Cuban-American, will hold public hearings in major US cities with Hispanic ... - Date : Fri, 06 Aug 2010 21:04:00 GMT+00:00
ABA releases book on social media - Minnesota Lawyer Tweet this news
Minnesota Lawyer--By Minnesota Lawyer Staff The -American Bar Association- Law Practice Management Section has released a guide to assist lawyers in their use of social media. ... - Date : Fri, 06 Aug 2010 19:24:04 GMT+00:00
Immigration and pro bono - The National Law Journal Tweet this news
The National Law Journal--A recent report done on a pro bono basis by Arnold & Porter for the -American Bar Association-, Reforming the Immigration System: Proposals to Promote ... - Date : Fri, 06 Aug 2010 17:52:05 GMT+00:00

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