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ABA Fund for Justice and Education

The American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education (ABA FJE), the 501(c)(3) charitable fund of the Association, has many pro bono, public service, and education programs that improve access to justice.


Providing free, accessible legal advice for those in need.

92% of civil legal needs reported by low-income Americans receive insufficient or no help. Cost is most often the barrier, however, many struggle to access legal services due to geographic, transportation, or scheduling constraints. provides legal guidance online at no cost to those in need. Over 10,000 volunteer attorneys stand ready to assist with employment, housing, family, consumer rights, and other civil legal matters.

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Improving legal systems that impact children and families.

More than 600,000 children spend time in foster care every year. Most children reunify with family, while others need legal assistance to navigate the complex child welfare system. The ABA Center for Children and the Law works tirelessly on legal advocacy and court improvements that reduce the need for and shorten the time spent in foster care. The Center develops legal solutions on a variety of topics that improve the outcomes for children and families.

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Disaster Legal Services

Solving legal issues so survivors can rebuild from disaster.

Fires, floods, and hurricanes destroy communities and the legal crisis following the natural disaster can be just as devastating. The ABA Young Lawyers Division, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, recruits and trains volunteer attorneys to operate a free legal services hotline in the aftermath of presidentially-declared disasters. For nearly 50 years, the ABA has helped disaster survivors rebuild their lives through access to legal services.

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Show the World You Stand for Justice.

Claim your FREE ABA Stickers. Share your name and address and you'll receive a set of ABA stickers to show you stand for justice!

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ABA Giving Day 2022

Save the date for ABA Giving Day on Thursday, October 27, 2022! ABA Giving Day engages our entire community of members, donors, volunteers, and the public to learn about and donate to some of the ABA’s most impactful programs. ABA Giving Day will feature 17 programs that advance democracy, equity, and justice.

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Legal service delivery has immediate and long-term impact on individuals and communities. You can provide access to pro bono attorneys and other legal resources for our society’s most vulnerable members. Your gift enhances programs already in place across the country and supports the development of innovative new services to increase access to justice.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The public service, policy and education programs of the ABA are supported through the ABA Fund for Justice and Education (FJE) with gifts from generous donors. Read our FAQ to learn more.

A diverse and inclusive legal profession will improve our justice system

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship

The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship awards up to 20 diverse students with a scholarship to attend law school. The ABA is investing in diversifying the legal profession so that people of color are represented in all aspects of the justice system.

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Please contact the ABA Fund for Justice and Education (FJE) with questions or for more information.