With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
The American Bar Association (ABA) Mission
To serve equally our members, our profession and the public by defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession.
History of the ABA as Quoted from the ABA Website:
The ABA was founded on August 21,1878, in Saratoga Springs, New York, by 100 lawyers from 21 states. The legal profession as we know it today barely existed at that time. Lawyers were generally sole practitioners who trained under a system of apprenticeship. There was no national code of ethics; there was no national organization to serve as a forum for discussion of the increasingly intricate issues involved in legal practice.
The first ABA constitution, which is still substantially the charter of the association, defined the purpose of the ABA as being for “the advancement of the science of jurisprudence, the promotion of the administration of justice and a uniformity of legislation throughout the country….”
Today, the stated mission of the American Bar Association is “To serve equally our members, our profession and the public by defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession.”
Need to Hire A Criminal Lawyer?
Look to the American Bar Association website and do some research before you hire any lawyer to defend you in court. A good criminal defense lawyer will have good status on the ABA website. You will be able to view the attorney’s background, how long they’ve been an attorney, any items filed against them and if they are in good standing.
Don’t hire just any criminal lawyer to fight your case. It’s always better to be informed then to be misinformed when it comes to the law. A great attorney listed with the American Bar Association will help guide and inform you – keep in mind, you’re the client and they are hired to do what’s right for you as they defend your interests.
Need more information about the American Bar Association and the member attorney code of conduct? Visit their website here: https://www.americanbar.org/utility/codeofconduct.html. Any professional attorney should be listed with the ABA. Find a great lawyer today and worry less about your criminal case.