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Whatever your area of specialization, CRSJ has a place for you. By joining us today, you can help ensure that the world’s largest voluntary professional association continues to uphold the Bill of Rights and the ideals it embodies.

Joining Civil Rights & Social Justice

Created in 1966 during the height of the civil rights movement, the Section is the only membership entity within the ABA dedicated solely to civil rights, civil liberties, and human rights issues.

Policy Development

Policy Development

For over 50 years, the Section has sponsored or co-sponsored hundreds of resolutions adopted by the ABA House that address a broad range of concerns.

Amicus Curiae Briefs

Amicus Curiae Briefs

The Section also draws upon ABA policy as bases for amicus briefs it develops on behalf of the ABA for filing with the U. S. Supreme Court or federal appellate courts.

Programming

Programming

The Section regularly sponsors educational programs that focus on “cutting edge” civil and human rights and civil liberties issues.

Publications

Publications

The Section's premier publication, the Human Rights magazine, is one of the first legal periodicals devoted exclusively to civil rights and social justice issues. We also publish a quarterly e-Newsletter and several stand-alone publications.

Committee Participation

Committee Participation

Active engagement in one or more of our 21 substantive committees allows members of CRSJ to become more deeply involved with the issues they care most about.

Civic Responsibility

Civic Responsibility

Through its activities and publications, the Section nurtures a sense of responsibility on the part of lawyers, both personally and professionally, to help ensure equality of justice for all.

Section Leadership

The following groups comprise the leadership of the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice: the Officers and Council members, who govern on behalf of the Section; past Section Chairs; and Committee leaders, who the backbone of the Section.

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