American Bar Association (ABA)

Definition - What does American Bar Association (ABA) mean?

The American Bar Association is a private, professional organization that is comprised of over 400,000 members. The ABA is influential in the legal field; it performs actions such as accrediting law schools, providing further legal education, creating programs to help lawyers and judges, etc. It is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world.

Justipedia explains American Bar Association (ABA)

There are many different sections within the American Bar Association. The purpose of these different sections is to deal with different areas of law. For example, there are sections of the ABA that deal with business law, family law, environmental law, health law, labor and employment law, state and local government law, etc. Although the American Bar Association is not a government entity, it still has a high influence on helping set legal guidelines and standards.

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