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The Center

About Us

Who We Are

The Center has a governing council consisting of leaders in technology, innovation, design thinking, and the legal services industry.

What We Do

OUR MISSION: Encourage and accelerate innovations that improve the affordability, effectiveness, efficiency, and accessibility of legal services.

OPERATING PRINCIPLES: The Center for Innovation enables the profession, including law firms of all sizes, corporate legal departments, courts, legal services lawyers, lawyers in the criminal justice system, law schools and bar associations, to be creative, daring and powerful forces for change. The Center is entrepreneurial, experimental and agile in its work. Looking beyond traditional collaborators and projects, the Center encourages and supports new kinds of partnerships and initiatives that may succeed, or fail, but will all add to the base of knowledge needed to generate true innovation in the delivery of legal services.

In the News

A collection of Center appearances in the Media can be found here.

Social Media

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Contact Us

Mailing Address

ABA Center for Innovation
American Bar Association
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Phone: 312-988-5192
Contact: Email

Center Staff

Joseph Gartner, Director

Lanita Thomas, Office Manager

Benjamin Woodson, Sr. Specialist Membership and Marketing