In early 1993, the ABA became one of the first foreign technical assistance providers to arrive in the newly independent nation of Macedonia. The ABA developed close working relationships with leaders in the legal profession and a number of legal nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
The ABA provided assistance in judicial reform through the Macedonian Judges Association and supported the creation of its Center for Continuing Education, which trained nearly all new Macedonian judges; provided institution-building support to the Macedonian Prosecutors Association; and established the Macedonian Legal Resource Center, which created an electronic database containing court opinions, laws and other relevant legal information.
As part of its legal profession reform and legal education efforts, the ABA worked closely with the Macedonian Bar Association and the Macedonian Business Lawyers Association to provide continuing legal education programs and with Macedonian law faculties to establish a clinical law program. The ABA also supported the Association for the Emancipation, Solidarity, and Equality of Women, a leading women's organization in Macedonia, in establishing a legal aid clinic working primarily on gender and family issues in Skopje; and the founding of TEMIS, the Association of Macedonian Women Jurists.