The ABA Division for Bar Services is organized under four objectives: to serve as the primary communications link between the ABA and other bar associations; to provide education, training and management support services for bar leaders; to provide staff support and/or liaison for key bar-related organizations; and to serve as coordinating agency for ABA services to bar associations.
In addition, the Division serves an internal purpose as the ABA's coordinating entity for communication with bar associations.
The Division continually seeks to improve its efforts to serve state and local bar associations, identify national trends, and inform bar leaders of developments in issues of importance to the legal profession.
Among the activities and programs it supports are:
- Information Clearinghouse and Library
- Bar Leadership Institute
- Consulting Services Program
- Bar Leader Magazine
- State and Local Bar Benchmarks Survey and other publications
- Staff support to the National Association of Bar Executives, National Conference of Bar Presidents, and the National Conference of Bar Foundations.