Statement from the ABA Immediate Past President

ABA Immediate Past President Martinez decries violence against George Floyd, Black community

Lawyers have a special duty to address injustices done in the name of law. ABA President Judy Perry Martinez pledges action in her statement.

Justice Reform

US Capitol Building

ABA Bail Policy: Taking Steps to Achieve Reform

Resolution 112C, which urges jurisdictions to release defendants unless secured bond is necessary to ensure appearance in court, was adopted by the ABA House of Delegates in August 2017. Since then, the ABA continues to take a leading role in bail reform.