American Bar Association
n.
A national association of lawyers and law students.
abbrv.
ABA

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


American Bar Association
(ABA)
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.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


American Bar Association
n. The largest national organization of lawyers, it promotes improvements and reform in the administration of justice and in the provision of legal services to the public. Abbreviated ABA.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


American Bar Association
A national association of lawyers whose primary purpose is improvement of lawyers and the administration of justice.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

American Bar Association
n.
   the largest organization of American lawyers, which has no official standing, but is prestigious in formulating guidelines for the practice of law, giving direction to legislation, lobbying for the law profession, and evaluating federal judges. Less then one-third of attorneys belong to the A.B.A., and it is often dominated by the larger urban law firms and those who are interested in bar association politics. Nevertheless the A.B.A., its leaders, and its legal opinions are highly respected, and thus it is an important bellwether in legal circles. It publishes the monthly ABA Journal, books, specialized reports, and law office management manuals. The ABA holds a large annual national convention. Annual dues run as high as $225 (for attorneys with 10 years experience). Address: 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611; tel.: (312) 988-5522.

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