chevron-down Created with Sketch Beta.

August 2017 Issue


This Month's Articles

New ABA President Hilarie Bass: Lawyers must lead the way to protect democracy

New ABA President Hilarie Bass, co-president of the Miami law firm of Greenberg Traurig, emphasized in her remarks to the ABA House of Delegates Aug. 14 that lawyers must lead the effort to protect democracy. Bass, who assumed the ABA presidency for a one-year term at the end of the association’s Annual Meeting, told the delegates that her participation in the ABA has helped her to live up to the ideals of fighting for justice and creating social change.

Washington News Briefs

About the Washington Letter

The ABA Washington Letter is a monthly publication produced by the Governmental Affairs Office to report and analyze congressional and executive branch action on legislative issues of interest to the ABA and the legal profession. The newsletter highlights ABA involvement in the federal legislative process and focuses on the association's legislative and governmental priorities and other issues on which the ABA has policy.

Current Washington Letter

Contact: Eric Storey, Director of Grassroots and Digital Advocacy, 202-662-1770


View the Washington Letter archive, which includes PDF versions of the Washington Letter from the 111th Congress to now.