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The Fund for Justice and Education

The ABA Fund for Justice and Education (FJE) is the 501(c)(3) charitable fund that supports the public service, policy, and education work of the American Bar Association.

The Power of your Philanthropy

Legal services are human services. Your gift will provide and support the provision of legal services that benefit individuals by protecting their livelihoods in ways that only our profession can.

ABA Giving Day Raised Over $400,000!

Thank You For Supporting Legal Services that Change Lives

ABA Giving Day was a huge success thanks to donors like you who invested in ABA charitable programs that advance democracy, equity, and justice. ABA Giving Day ensures that underserved and underrepresented communities are lifted up by free and innovative legal services.

ABA Impact Report

The 2023 ABA Impact Report is available. Generous charitable gifts from individual and institutional donors ensure the success of the vital legal service programs of the American Bar Association. This report, while not exhaustive, reveals the depth of expertise across our 3,000+ committees and groups. This vital work ranges from time-honored initiatives to cutting-edge projects calling for visionary leadership.

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Legal Services are Human Services

About the Fund for Justice and Education

The public service, policy and education programs of the ABA are supported through the ABA Fund for Justice and Education with gifts from generous donors. These efforts that support best practice legal service delivery and increased access to justice have an immediate and long-term impact on individuals and our communities. Your gift enhances efforts already in place across the country and supports the development of innovative new services.

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Thank You Generous Donors

Thank you to our individual and institutional donors. Your support of the ABA’s public service, policy and education efforts help maintain these valuable programs at a time when our legal expertise is needed more than ever.

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American Bar Endowment grants nearly $3.7 million to ABA FJE

Generous Support for Legal Services

With generous support from the ABE and its insurance participants, the ABA improves access to justice and provides life-saving legal services to individuals and families in need. The ABA FJE remains grateful for the ABE’s current grant of nearly $3.7 million and its unwavering generosity for nearly 60 years. This investment helps to support critical law-related projects and programs that are important to the profession and the public.

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Giving Opportunities

We believe that service is central to our professional calling as lawyers. There are many ways to make your gift now and in the future to ensure successful charitable programming.

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ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship

Hundreds of Scholars Changing the Profession

The American Bar Association awards an annual Legal Opportunity Scholarship to first-year law students. These scholarships encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and provides financial assistance while these scholars earn their Juris Doctor. Generous donors make this Scholarship possible.

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Contact Us

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Donor Privacy Statement

In efforts to protect our donors’ privacy, the FJE will not sell, share or trade our donors' names or personal information with external institutions, nor will the FJE send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

State Fundraising Disclosures

The ABA Fund for Justice and Education (FJE) is required to display certain State Fundraising Disclosures when registered to solicit charitable gifts from current and prospective donors that reside in those states.

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