The American Bar Association is one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations, with nearly 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities. It is committed to doing what only a national association of attorneys can do: serving our members, improving the legal profession, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world.
Founded in 1878, the ABA is committed to supporting the legal profession with practical resources for legal professionals while improving the administration of justice, accrediting law schools, establishing model ethical codes, and more. Membership is open to lawyers, law students, and others interested in the law and the legal profession.
Our national headquarters are in Chicago, and we maintain a significant office in Washington D.C.
THE MISSION OF THE HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION
To serve as the national voice for the concerns and opinions of Hispanics in the community generally, and in the legal profession in particular.
To promote the recruitment and retention of Hispanics in law schools and provide them with financial assistance.
To develop mechanisms to facilitate the exchange of information among Hispanics involved in all segments of the legal profession.
To conduct conventions and seminars in order to provide continuing legal education for attorneys and foster the exchange of ideas and information among its members.
To provide testimony before Congress, state legislatures and executive agencies on issues of concern to Hispanics.
To work with other bar associations, governmental agencies and community groups to achieve greater involvement in and understanding of the American legal system by the national Hispanic community.
Founded in 1910, the Massachusetts Bar Association is a non-profit organization that serves the legal profession and the public by promoting the administration of justice, legal education, professional excellence and respect for the law. The MBA represents a diverse group of attorneys, judges and legal professionals across the commonwealth.
La Asociación Hispana de Abogados de Massachusetts promueve el servicio y la excelencia en la comunidad legal hispana y busca brindar oportunidades de crecimiento profesional a sus miembros. MAHA esfuerza por potenciar la relevancia empresarial y profesional de sus miembros en la comunidad jurídica en general, aumentar la participación de los líderes hispanos en la arena cívica, y elevar el nivel de integridad, honor y cortesía en la profesión legal.
The Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts, New England’s fastest growing bar association, includes over 3000 lawyer members and non-lawyer Associates sharing a 150-year tradition of professionalism and excellence advancing the practice of real estate law. Our members represent lenders, buyers, sellers, owners, landlords and tenants in every real estate practice area and specialty including resolving title issues and title insurance, commercial leasing, transactional matters for both residential and commercial property, affordable housing, environmental, zoning, permitting and land use, alternative dispute resolution and litigation.
Founded in 1993, the Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem, Inc. (MAGAL) is a non-profit organization, consisting primarily of mental health and legal professionals who work in the arena where legal decisions affect the lives of families and children. These decisions may arise in cases of disputed custody or visitation during or after divorce, juvenile delinquency, termination of parental rights, child abuse and neglect, and relocation of a child to another geographic area, among other legal issues.