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American Bar Association

(ABA), voluntary organization of lawyers admitted to the bar of any state. Founded (1878) largely through the efforts of the Connecticut Bar Association, it is devoted to improving the administration of justice, seeking uniformity of law throughout the nation, and maintaining high standards for the legal profession. It is composed of over 30 committees that deal with such diverse legal topics as maritime law, professional ethics, legal education, the judicial system, and legal aid for the indigent. Through its main office in Chicago, the ABA coordinates the activities of state and local bar associations. In 1999 its membership exceeded 404,000. Affiliated organizations include the American Law Student Association and the American Bar Foundation, a group devoted to legal research and education.
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We thank Professor Kenneth Adams and the American Bar Association for their cooperation and support."
The American Bar Association, like the APA before it, is ahead of public opinion, opposing "any federal enactments" that would hinder "the authority of states to regulate marriage within their borders." The ABA is also ahead of my mother, who didn't write letters to her representatives protesting the proposed anti-marriage amendment to our Constitution.
"Putting this together was much more challenging than our usual list--and for good reasons," explains Brown, who consulted with various groups (including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Bar Association, and the American Bar Association).
The American Bar Association (ABA) site contains multiple sections and links to the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the federal government, courts, and law school libraries.
A case in point occurred at an American Bar Association panel discussion in Washington three years ago.
* American Bar Association, Chicago, ABA Journal, The Lawyers Magazine;
ARMA International is pleased to sponsor this seminar, which is presented by Glasser LegalWorks and the American Bar Association Section of Science & Technology Law.
The Medicare Advocacy Project, a joint effort of the Alzheimer's Association and the American Bar Association Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly, was instrumental in advocating for the new CMS policy.
To find out if there is one in your area, check The Directory of Legal Resources for People with AIDS and HIV, by the American Bar Association AIDS Coordination Project, phone 202-662-1025, or go to: http://www.abanet.org/irr/aidsproject/publications/aids-dir.html
In an effort to make the Web a more orderly place to do business, the American Bar Association's business law section recently requested the support of government and business leaders in implementing the recommendations in its July 2000 report on Internet legal issues.
Though most people don't fear that lawyers will disappear anytime soon, Ostertag is one of many attorneys waging a solemn battle on one side of what the American Bar Association calls "the most important issue to face the legal profession this century": multidisciplinary practice, or MDP.

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