A voluntary bar association in the United States made up of lawyers and law students. Not specific to any particular state or jurisdiction within the United States. Sets academic standards for law schools and formulates model ethical codes related to the legal profession. Headquartered in Chicago with a significant branch office in Washington, D.C.
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A voluntary professional association of U.S. lawyers founded in 1878. The ABA's activities and mission include providing law school accreditation, continuing legal education classes, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
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