Overview

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.


Alternative Careers: One Degree Plenty of Latitude

If you're thinking about alternatives to practicing law, this session is for you. Hear from lawyers who are enjoying their alternative careers and can help you identify resources to create your own path. Our experts will discuss: Ways to assess whether an alternative approach is right for you Steps to mount an effective search for a non-traditional career How to define your transferable skill...
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An Introduction to Special Education Law

This program provides an overview of special education law. Since the civil rights movement, there have been laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. Today, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) requires that school districts provide all individuals with disabilities, age 3 to 22, with a "free appropriate public education" (FAPE). Our speake...
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Animal Rights and the Public's Right to Know: Farmed Animal Welfare and Consumer Labeling Issues Audio Download

Audio recording of the 9/28/10 ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section (TIPs) Teleconference which addressed increasing consumer concerns about the welfare of farm animals, and related health, food safety, and environmental issues.
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Antitrust Fundamentals

Are you new to the practice of antitrust law or do you just want a refresher? Learn antitrust fundamentals from a panel of experienced practitioners with perspectives from academia, government and private practice. This program is a condensed version of the popular Antitrust Fundamentals program presented at the Antitrust Section's annual Spring Meeting. This online course will provide: An unde...
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Attorney's Fees in Disability Rights Cases: Doing Well by Doing Good

Handling cases involving disability rights are not only the right thing to do, but attorneys can be compensated for their advocacy by pursuing attorney’s fees for their clients' representation. This webinar will explore the sources of law for attorney’s fees; the standard of review for attorney’s fee petitions; how to ask for attorney’s fees; how to develop counter arguments to ...
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Building a Client Focused Law Practice

In today's competitive environment, the adage "the client is always right" means more now than ever. And while attorneys understand that sometimes the client's objectives and the lawyer's legal analysis may not always be aligned, lawyers, while addressing the legal matter at hand, must remember to also devote their energies to the needs of the client. Developing rapport, trust, active listening,...
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Direct and Cross-Examination in a Family Law Trial

Expert faculty members from the ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute provide an overview of the art of direct and cross-examination of various types of witnesses that are frequently family law trial witnesses, including the client, the opposing party, potential experts, and lay fact witnesses. The discussion in this downloadable audio program included effective use of witnesses and trial tips...
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Director's & Officer's Strategies for Turbulent Times: Carriers, Coverages & Costs for Companies in Transition Audio Download

During the 9/28/10 TIPs Teleconference experience experts with practical experience in managing management liability issues during corporate transition discussed lessons learned and best practices for avoiding potential pitfalls and providing your clients with the cost effective alternatives in the current marketplace.
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Document Assembly and Automation

Perhaps nowhere else in the area of legal technology are traditional lawyers facing obsolescence than in legal document assembly. Preparation of legal documents, once the province of the lawyer, is now a service becoming increasingly available to consumers at lower costs from online legal document preparation companies. Attorneys who persist in preparing documents in the traditional mannerand at...
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Ethical Issues When Representing Clients with Disabilities in Civil Cases

Counsel representing clients with psychiatric disabilities face unique challenges in meeting their primary duty under the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to allow their clients to decide the best course of action to take. This program focuses on this duty in the context of civil cases and discusses ethical rules relating to client competency, confidentiality of information concerning the cli...
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FBAR and Section 6038D: Recent Developments in Foreign Bank and Foreign Financial Asset Reporting

This panel presentation provides an overview of the current foreign bank and financial account reporting (FBAR) rules as well as an overview of the new section 6038D regulations and new Form 8938 (Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets). The panel also compares these separate reporting systems and address overlap, differences and special issues presented by the concurrent application of...
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Grey Matters: Perspectives on Aging Lawyers and Cognitive Impairment


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Hot Topics for Church Plans: What You Needed to Know Yesterday! - Podcast

Audio Podcast and course material (will be available for download 48 hours following the live webinar). A review of both Church plan fundamental and unique issues, as well as the latest breaking litigation issues involving Church plans and Church sponsors. Appropriate for practitioners addressing Church plans on a periodic basis to those involved on a regular basis.
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IP and the Comic Book Superhero

This superprogram explores several current IP topics through the lens of superheroes and comic books. Specific topics include: How Batman's public use of Wayne Enterprises technology may affects its patent strategy (including discussion of the America Invents Act) How Superman can protect his costume, likeness, brand, and chest symbol from his evil twin Bizarro through copyright, trademark, an...
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Lawyering Lessons from Watergate

Three participants in the Watergate investigation of 40 years ago William Ruckelshaus, Egil Krogh, and Richard Davis -- share their perspectives on the ethical and practical lines between a lawyer's duty to the client, and the duty to the rule of law. One focus will be the Saturday Night Massacre", when a President of the United States ordered his Attorney General to fire the Watergate Special P...
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Legal Project Management: Prepare for Changes in the Practice of Law

Join the faculty as they discuss how to: Establish a knowledge of project management within the organization Provide how best to solve problems unique to you and the scale of your practice Achieve better outcomes for the client The Project Management for Lawyers program covers the business case supporting legal project management, and all the issues surrounding implementation of LPM princ...
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Lessons from Madoff: Ideas and Practices for Plan Fiduciaries to Limit Exposure to Financial Fraud MP3

Lessons from Madoff: Ideas and Practices for Plan Fiduciaries to Limit Exposure to Financial Fraud MP3
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Making a Public Interest Case at the International Trade Commission

Section 337 investigations have grown dramatically in recent years, and many investigations have involved products of great interest to the general public, such as cellphones, computers, and other electronic consumer devices. As a result, there has been increased attention on the "public interest analysis" requiring the Commission to take into account public interest factors in determining wheth...
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Navigating Ethical Quandaries in the Social Media Age

Social media has given lawyers powerful new tools to make them known to prospective clients and the public at large, but not without some risk of running afoul of the Rules of Professional Conduct. This program will explore what those ethical risks are, how they can arise, and what lawyers can and should do to avoid them.
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Navigating the Exempt Organization Process

The download and on-demand online course for this title will be available for ABA Value Pass subscribers. View product description, sponsors, and faculty
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Nonprofit Issues for the Non-Nonprofit Attorney: Essential Federal Filing Obligations

This program covers the issues relating to nonprofit tax-related federal filing obligations. The panel reviews some of the major issues in preparing IRS Form 1023, the application for recognition of federal tax-exempt status, and IRS Form 990, the annual information return for tax-exempt organizations.
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Ocean Zoning, Marine Spatial Planning, and Recent Developments in Coastal Zone Management

While ocean zoning is a new and emerging area of coastal zone management law, three states have already adopted ocean zoning plans, in each case with the primary purpose of facilitating offshore alternative energy development, such as wind energy and wave energy. A number of other states are considering similar measures. At the federal level, the Obama administration has recently adopted a Natio...
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Our Lips Are Sealed...or Are They? The Black, the White, and Shades of Grey in Model Rule 1.6

Model Rule 1.6 sets forth one of the basic principles of legal representation: you have to keep your client's confidences confidential. Using hypothetical situations, our panel of experts will help you understand the rules about what you must keep secret, what you can reveal and what do if: The duty creates a conflict with another client Your client uses your advice to break the law You’r...
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Overview of the Future of Law

Today's attorneys clearly understand that technology has revolutionized the way lawyers practice law. Even lawyers who graduated from law school just a decade ago have seen the technology they use change in many ways. Technology changes clients' expectations and the way lawyers market their services. Of equally great significance is the changing attitude of clients, particularly corporate client...
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Post-Windsor Decision Health, Welfare, and Retirement Plans Guidance from Treasury and IRS

Post-Windsor Decision Health, Welfare, and Retirement Plans Guidance from Treasury and IRS More Information
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Practical Guide to Employee Benefit Plan Reporting and Disclosure Requirements under the ACA, HIPAA, ERISA and the Code Podcast

Podcast and course material. Employers, plan administrators and others are subject to dozens of reporting and disclosure requirements relating to their employee benefit plans – from automatic enrollment notices to W-2s – many of which carry stiff penalties. The ACA will require them to make new disclosures and revise their existing disclosures – in SPDs, COBRA notices and elsewhere –...
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Prosecution, Defense and Settlement of M&A Stockholder Litigation: A Solution in Search of a Problem

Prosecution, Defense and Settlement of M&A Stockholder Litigation: A Solution in Search of a Problem
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Protecting Identity and Encouraging Taxpayer Compliance - Can the IRS Do Both?

This mp3 audio download program will provide an overview of the Internal Revenue Service's current policy and approach to identity theft employment-related and refund-related and what that means for practitioners and taxpayers. The speakers are all experts in their fields and have many insights, but will be the first to tell you that there are still plenty of kinks that remain unresolved. The pr...
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Public Access to Court Records Protecting Personal Sensitive Information

This mp3 audio download program addresses an important phenomenon of the digital age: the dissemination of sensitive personal information in "public" records. Courthouse records are open to the public because transparency and accountability are essential to our democratic system of government. But many of these records contain sensitive personal information, such as Social Security numbers, medi...
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Report of the National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson

The ABA Section of Taxation is pleased to present a special 90-minute webinar featuring Nina E. Olson, IRS National Taxpayer Advocate, who will discuss the major findings and recommendations from the National Taxpayer Advocate's 2013 Annual Report to Congress. Ample time will be provided for Q & A. Nina E. Olson, the National Taxpayer Advocate, is the voice of the taxpayer before the IRS and Con...
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ResQNet & Beyond: Settlement-Related Discovery & Damages Evidence; Recent Cases & Apple v. Samsung

This program discusses the current state of the evolving doctrine on discovery and admittance of settlement-related evidence as proof of damages in patent litigation. ResQNet.com v. Lansa, Inc., a landmark Federal Circuit decision, produced conflicting changes in the standards used by district courts regarding the use of settlement agreements and related negotiations. Some courts held that settl...
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Roadmap to Understanding What Employers and Plans Must Report to the IRS and Employees to Comply with the ACA

Speakers discuss the reporting requirements under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 and 6056. The reports are intended to help the IRS determine the extent to which individual taxpayers are responsible for paying a tax for failing to maintain health plan coverage for themselves and their tax dependents and which employers are responsible for paying an assessment for failing to offer health pla...
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Supreme Court: The Decisions Affecting ERISA Plans, Participants and Providers Podcast

Podcast and course material. Analysis of the Supreme Court decisions affecting ERISA plans, participants and providers, reflect on their impact on future litigation, discuss steps your clients should be taking in response to the decisions, and gaze into the crystal ball for next Term’s cases. • Time Limits For Filing Suit: Heimeshoff, Tibble & More • Employer Securities: Dudenhoe...
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Tax Implications of Immigration Cases

Visa and green card holders in the US are subject to detention and deportation if they commit a crime of moral turpitude including the willful failure to file tax returns and/or pay taxes due and owing. The panelists discuss the process to release detained taxpayers, including whether to disclose employer information and how to balance enforcement of immigration laws with the need to ensure that...
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Tax Planning Workshop: Drop & Swap and Mixing Bowl Techniques

For partners looking to go their separate ways, getting the right assets to the right partners in tax-advantageous ways can be difficult. The use of the "drop and swap" and "mixing bowl" techniques for these purposes can require sophisticated tax planning. This program's panel explores the use of these techniques and the audit risk their use may raise.
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Tech Tools: Understanding the Scheduling Experts' Technology

Tech Tools: Understanding the Scheduling Experts' Technology
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The ABCs of Intellectual Property in Government Contracts

As part of its emphasis on reducing program lifecycle and reprocurement costs through increased competition, the federal government is ramping up its pursuit of intellectual property rights in items, components, and processes acquired under U.S. government contracts. Government contractors, on the other hand, have a significant competitive interest in protecting their intellectual property from ...
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The Affordable Care Act and Health Care Fraud: The Beat Goes On

The recent publicity involving the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") was primarily focused on the "individual mandate" and the expansion of the Medicaid Program. The balance of the provisions of the ACA were also sustained by the Supreme Court's decision and many of them have already had a significant impact in criminal, civil and adminis...
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The Best Defense is a Good Offense: How to Proactively Prepare Your Witness for a Successful Deposition

Preparing your witness to be deposed is a critically important skill for any litigator. Nevertheless, many attorneys approach the preparation session as just a quick meeting to go over" the facts of the case and the mechanics of the deposition itself. Such a narrow view can lead to an unprepared, overwhelmed and nervous witness unnecessarily harming your client's interests. In reality, effective...
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The Big Data IP Problem: Big Issues for Big Data

Rapid advancements in technology have allowed for extensive quantities of information to be stored electronically. These mega-databases have made it possible to make increasingly accurate predictions based on analytic observations. The emergence of "big data" has both served the public interest and created new legal concerns regarding personal autonomy and privacy protection. Where all of an ent...
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The EEOC's Regulations Implementing the ADAAA: Expanding Coverage Under the Disability Definition

March 25, 2011, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), which was enacted on September 25, 2008 and became effective January 1, 2009. The Act made a number of significant changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) “disability” definition, “reinstating a bro...
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The Effective Presentation of Damages in Litigation

Learn to enhance your damages presentations by narrowing the differences between expert opinions and using team approaches with experts, clients, counsel and witnesses. This seminar will focus on: Threshold need determinations Expert-to-expert interactions Exclusion of experts Pre-hearing/trial use of experts The presentation will provide a unique comparison and contrast regarding the...
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The Mobile Transformation: The Extraordinary Legal Implications of Billions of Mobile Devices

Mobile devices are the future (their numbers will soon exceed the people on the planet), and they are transforming our economy, culture, and legal system. Futurists predict that the transformation may be as large as the Industrial Revolution. Lawyers in all practice areas must address the unprecedented legal and policy issues raised by continually changing mobile technology. This panel highlight...
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The Nominee / Transferee / Alter-Ego Lien - What Can a Practitioner Do?

The IRS has recently increased this lien as a collection tool for those corporations that have a tax liability with very little assets left to pay the tax. It is imperative that every tax practitioner that practices either in the controversy area or collection area needs to understand how the IRS uses this lien and what they can do to minimize its effects.
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The Paperless Office and Digital Workflows

We have all heard of the promises of the "paperless office," but since longstanding habits can be hard to break, many lawyers are unsure of how to make the paperless leap. As more courts and agencies move toward electronic-only document submission, lawyers must find ways to adapt to new paperless ways or be left behind. This program will answer those concerns by building a case for the efficienc...
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The Virtual Office, Working Remotely, and Online Collaboration

As today's consumers become more accustomed to obtaining goods and services from online, virtual companies like Amazon and Netflix, it's not surprising that legal services are also now being delivered in a virtual way. For lawyers today, a practice grounded in a brick-and-mortar setting is not the only way to deliver client representation. This program will cover the brave, new world of virtual ...
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Thinking About Tax Malpractice

When tax practitioners think of who addresses substandard behavior by their colleagues they think of the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and they are right to do so. OPR's mandate, funding and staffing have expanded greatly in recent years as part of an effort to hold those who work in the tax field to higher standards. But OPR, like state bar ethics committees, focuses on profes...
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Transgender People and Family Law: Current Legal Challenges and Best Practices

This program discusses the legal challenges transgender people face in creating, expanding, and dissolving families, and how lawyers can help their clients navigate these challenges. For example, panelists will discuss how lawyers can help transgender people secure recognition and protection for their relationships. In addition, the speakers address what steps transgender people should take to p...
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Traps and Pitfalls in Drafting Real Estate LLC Agreements

Please join our expert panel as they explore the general tax considerations and common mistakes in drafting partnership or LLC agreements for real estate partnerships. Your most burning questions will be answered such as: Do I need that incoherent tax boilerplate and why? Should I liquidate with capital accounts? What is a tax distribution and when do I need one? Should I use target allocati...
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