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Associations of Legal Professionals

The descriptions below are taken from the websites listed.

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
To promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information.

American Bar Association (ABA)
To be the national representative of the legal profession, serving the public and the profession by promoting justice, professional excellence and respect for the law.

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
National bar association of over 5,200 attorneys who practice and teach immigration law.

American Society of International Law (ASIL)
Premier membership organization in the United States dedicated to advancing the study and use of international law.

Association of American Law Schools (AALS)
Non-profit association of 166 law schools whose purpose is "the improvement of the legal profession through legal education."

Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
Broad-based, international coalition of attorneys, judges, law professors, paralegals, and law students.

Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Committed to enhancing the professional and commercial interests of a diverse membership and to protecting the independence of the judiciary and the Bar.

Federal Bar Association (FBA)
Professional organization for private and government lawyers and judges involved in federal practice.

Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)
Non-profit, national association representing the interest of over 25,000 Hispanic American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
Voluntary organization dedicated to promoting the interests of the legal profession and improving the administration of justice, the quality of members' professional lives, and their relations with the public.

Inter-American Bar Association (IABA)
Permanent forum for the exchange of professional views and information for lawyers to promote the Rule of Law and protect the democratic institutions in the Americas.

International Bar Association (IBA)
World's largest International Law organisation, comprising 16,000 individual lawyers and 190 Bar Associations and Law Societies.

International Law Association
ILA has around 50 branches worldwide and a growing membership of academics and practising professionals with an interest in international law.

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
National association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students, providing a national network for its members and affiliates.

National Bar Association
Organized in 1925, when there were fewer than 1,000 African-American lawyers in the nation, the NBA has grown enormously in size and influence, over the past 75 years.

National Lesbian and Gay Law Association (NLGLA)
National association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) legal organizations.

National Native American Bar Association
Founded in 1973 as the American Indian Lawyers Association, NNABA serves as the national association for Native American attorneys, judges, law professors and law students.


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