The ABA's greatest strength is in its diversity. The substantive expertise from the Antitrust Law Section that I receive benefits my career as an Antitrust lawyer. It's almost impossible to really be at the forefront of Antitrust law and not be a member of the ABA Antitrust Section.
Antitrust Group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Tanja L. Thompson
First-rate CLE, informative publications, and substantive committees make membership one of the best investments.
Partner, Littler Mendelson, PC
The opportunity to network with national experts on cutting edge issues makes membership a true value.
Managing Attorney, BoltNagi
I've had the opportunity to meet and get to know practitioners from all over the country and I've been able to speak on panels with some of the top lawyers in my field.
Assistant General Counsel, Ernst & Young LLP
Patricia Lee Refo
Everything about my involvement in the American Bar Association has made me a better lawyer and much of it has made me a better person.
Yvette Ann Walker
As a young black woman, I went through law school and I've gone through the beginning of my career not actually being able to see, follow and learn from people who look like me until I started coming to the ABA Conferences. Being able to have access to so many different lawyers that do exactly what I do, but better or that do something entirely different has really been able to help me to accelerate my own career.
It is probably one of the main professions where your network is your actual network so in order to increase your network we try to encourage students to join the American Bar Association because it is one of the largest networks any young lawyer could have.
I've learned everything I know about Administrative law from participation in the Administrative Law Section.
The ABA created opportunity and gives people like me a voice to speak about diversity.