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American Bar Association meetings are open to all members of the Association and representatives of the media, except executive sessions. Communications & Media Relations will screen and qualify reporters, handle media registration, and issue "news media" badges for meetings of interest to media outlets.
ABA media credentials are available to reporters, editors working as reporters, producers, camera operators and still photographers who present official proof of employment. Exceptions must be approved by the Director of the ABA Communications & Media Relations Division or his/her designee. Visit the Media Credentials homepage for more information about credentialing for media access to events.
Airfare and car rental discounts for ABA meetings are available through ABA Orbitz for Business. To book online, go to Member Discounts > click on the Orbitz for Business logo at the top of the page > read the instructions under the “Travel Paid by Self” box. For assistance with reservations using the ABA Orbitz for Business website, call toll-free 877-222-4185.
Attendance Requirements for CLE Credit
In-Person Attendance Requirements
All attendees seeking CLE credit, including faculty, must sign the appropriate attendance forms based on their licensure. Attendance cannot be verified by registration records alone.
- Standard (Uniform) Attendance Form – All attendees
- Delaware/Illinois Attendance Form – DE/IL attendees, including faculty, must sign in for each session
- New York Attendance Form – NY attendees, including faculty, must sign in and out for each session attended.
The ABA directly applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA programs in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MS, MO, MT, NH, NM, NV, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WI, and WV. These states sometimes do not approve a program for credit before the program occurs. Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states.