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March 30, 2023

Looking Back on ABA Day 2023

How You Can Still Get Involved

Advocacy is not a one-time event, and there is always more work to be done.

Advocacy is not a one-time event, and there is always more work to be done.

On March 27-29, 2023, legal professionals from all over the country gathered in Washington D.C. for ABA Day, an event dedicated to advocating for diverse issues of importance to  the legal profession. This year, participants introduced almost 90 new members of Congress to the American Bar Association and urged their congressional delegation to provide robust funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) so that it can disseminate much needed federal funds to legal aid organizations in every state.   

If you were unable to attend the event in person, you can still get involved and make sure your voice is heard.   

One of the highlights of ABA Day was the web broadcast, which featured messages from members of Congress, ABA leadership, and others. If you missed the broadcast, don't worry! You can still watch it on the ABA's website and catch up on all the latest developments in the effort to support legal aid funding and hear from the champions leading the fight.

Another way to get involved is by using the toolkit available at This toolkit includes resources to help you contact your members of Congress and urge them to support robust funding for LSC. You can use our messaging portal to send messages to your elected representatives, and our social media toolkit to share images and updates online. When crafting your message, be sure to personalize it as much as possible. Explain why LSC funding for your state’s legal aid offices is important to your member’s constituents and their communities. Share your personal stories and experiences.

In addition to our messaging portal and social media kit, you can join the ABA's Governmental Affairs Office's Grassroots Action Team, which provides updates and opportunities to take action on many important issues affecting the legal profession.

Advocacy is not a one-time event, and there is always more work to be done. The Legal Services Corporation provides critical legal services to millions of low-income Americans each year, and it is up to all of us to ensure that it receives the funding and support it needs to continue its important work.

So, whether you attended ABA Day in person or followed along from afar, please continue to make your voice heard. Contact your members of Congress, share your stories, and join us in the fight to support the Legal Services Corporation. Together, we can make a difference and ensure that all Americans have access to the civil legal help they need. 

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