Reprints & Permissions

Reprint / Reproduction Request

  • The material in all ABA publications is copyrighted and may be reprinted and/or reproduced by permission only.
  • In most cases, a fee will be charged. 
  • All requests must be in writing. Permission will not be granted over the phone. 
  • All permissions are granted for one-time usage only. 
  • Permission is for the text of the content only. 
  • To request permission to reprint content from the ABA Journal please visit their website ABA Journal.
  • The ABA does not provide hard or electronic copies of the requested reprint content. 
  • The ABA does not allow any full text reproduction of any ABA content on any Internet Web site other than the ABA's own Web site, located at URL: www.americanbar.org
  • You can link to any of our articles for free, and there's no need to ask permission.
  • To protect the integrity of our authors; work we require that articles be reprinted unedited in their entirety.
  • No content may be translated into any language unless the translator has entered into a prior written licensing agreement with the ABA's Copyrights & Contracts Department.
  • The electronic reproduction of the Formal Opinions and the Model Rules of Professional Conduct  is strictly prohibited.

Obtaining Permission to Reprint American Bar Association Copyrighted Material

  • All requests for 300 copies or less of any article from an ABA Periodical, Journal or Newsletter must be submitted to the Copyright Clearance Center.You will receive instant permission.
  • If the reprint permission you need is not available from Copyright Clearance Center, please complete our online Publication Reprint/Reproduction Request Form
  • To reproduce over 100 copies of any article from an ABA Periodical, Journal or Newsletter or any quantity from an ABA book, please complete our online Publication Reprint/Reproduction Request Form and submit it by clicking the “submit” button.  Please note that all fields highlighted in red must be completed in order to submit the form.
  • Our standard response time is approximately 10 business days if all information is received in advance.  Your request will be delayed if the information supplied is incomplete, incorrect, or missing.
  • PLEASE WAIT THE FULL 10 DAYS BEFORE CONTACTING US.

Information for ABA Authors

  • Please email copyright@americanbar.org for the ABA Author Guidelines.
  • Please include the name of the publication in which your article appears.
  • To request a PDF of your article please contact the Editor of the publication.

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