New Employee Onboarding

Welcome to the ABA!

A Message From Jack L. Rives, Executive Director and COO

The ABA is the world’s largest voluntary professional membership organization, serving almost 400,000 members of the legal profession. You are now part of a dynamic and dedicated team of professional staff who work tirelessly to support the ABA’s mission and goals. The Overview on this website will provide you with important information to help you learn more about the ABA. Please take time to read it and discover some of the many extraordinary programs and projects our members and staff are involved with to assist those in the legal profession and the public at large. The more you know about our Association, the more you will appreciate the importance of your role to our success. I look forward to getting to know you and working together on the important issues facing the ABA and the profession. Again, welcome to the ABA!

Top Five Reasons to Work at the ABA

Community

We possess a small organization atmosphere, while having the influence of a large organization. For more than 135 years, the ABA has shaped the legal community throughout the world by defending liberty and pursuing justice as the leading national representative of the legal profession.

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive and affordable benefits package with medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, generous annual leave, and 401 K

Learning Opportunities

We provide learning and development opportunities that include tuition reimbursement, career development and unlimited access to more than 1,900 Fred Pryor online learning courses, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs) and continuing professional education credits (CPEs).

Work Environment

We cultivate an innovative, inclusive work environment built on respect, integrity and professionalism.

Making a Difference

We ignite passion for the law and doing what is right. We are dedicated to building the legal profession and making a difference in the world through our four goals: to serve our members; to improve our profession; to eliminate bias and enhance diversity; and, to advance the rule of law.

Welcome to the ABA from Annette Reyes, HR Director

The American Bar Association recognizes that a diverse and talented workforce is a key competitive advantage. As a truly global company, our business success reflects the quality and skill of our people. We believe that the wide array of perspectives that results from a diversity and inclusion focus promotes innovation and business success. We are committed to employing talented people and supporting them to achieve their highest potential. Our employees should reflect the diversity of our members and communities where we operate, and their diverse capabilities enable the ABA to anticipate and fulfill our members’ needs. We’re excited to have you join us and become an integral part of the team!

ABA Staff

The American Bar Association recognizes that a diverse and talented workforce is a key competitive advantage. As a truly global company, our business success reflects the quality and skill of our people.

Overview

  • Chicago staff members:  548
  • Washington, DC staff members:  226
  • Texas and California staff members: 91
  • International staff members:  16

Staff Diversity Council

The ABA Staff Diversity Council is up and running in DC and Chicago and we have many exciting upcoming events.