August 10, 2018

Applicant FAQ

Explore employment opportunities at the ABA. Visit our Job Board to review the latest postings and apply for  current openings. 

General System Requirements for Online Application Process

  • The job board works best using Chrome or Edge browsers, if you receive an error message while trying to apply, delete your browsing history, reopen your browser and try again.

Creating an Account & Applying for a Position

  • Click on the title of the position you are applying for and then click “Submit Your Application.”
  • Enter your e-mail address in the “Username” field and then choose a password and enter it in the “Password” field
  • Click “Acknowledge” on the General Application Information screen
  • Upload an existing copy of your resume or copy and paste the text into the provided box
  • Complete all application information on the next screen and click “Submit Form”

Editing an Existing Profile/Resume

  • On the main job board screen, underneath the section labeled “Previous Visitors,” enter your existing username (e-mail address) and password. 
  • Once logged in, the system will take you to your profile information. Any changes made to the fields on this screen will override previous responses saved in the system. 
  • To update your resume, simply delete any information currently in the Resume field and paste your most recent resume into the Resume field. Previous versions will not be saved in the system.
  • To update information on your application itself, click on the button in the upper right hand corner that says, “Edit Application.” After making your changes, scroll all the way to the bottom and click, “Save Application.”

Online Applicant Accommodations

  • In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with the American Bar Association please call 312-988-5188.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know you received my application?

Upon completion of the online application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail to the address used as the username for your account. If you do not see this e-mail, please check your spam box. Additionally, if you log into your account, you can scroll down to the bottom of the page and see a list of jobs that you have already applied for.

How often are jobs updated on the job board?

Positions are posted as they become vacant and postings are pulled from the job board as they are filled.

Is there an application deadline? When will a recruiter review my resume?

We do not set application deadlines. Once a job is posted, the recruiter will review applications as they are received and reach out to qualified candidates who they would like to screen.

Can I apply to multiple jobs at once?

Yes. We encourage applicants to review the job descriptions and qualifications for posted positions and apply to any positions that fit their background.