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The American Bar Association is a powerful force that strives to ensure the legal needs of all individuals – regardless of race, income, gender, or nationality – are addressed. By donating, you joined a proud group of individuals committed to closing the justice gap.

The immediate and long-term impact of legal services can be life-changing…or even life-saving.

ABA Death Penalty Representation Project

The ABA Death Penalty Representation Project is the only national program working to recruit and train pro bono lawyers when the ultimate penalty is on the line. The ABA neither supports nor opposes capital punishment, but it does believe that criminal defendants, regardless of their innocence or guilt, must have access to competent lawyers. For Damon Thibodeaux, an inept attorney cost him nearly 15 years and almost his life before he was exonerated. Through donor support, more than 85 death row prisoners like Damon have been saved because of the tireless efforts of our volunteers.

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More than 60 million Americans have family incomes at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Level, including 10 million rural residents.

ABA Free Legal Answers

ABAFreeLegalAnswers.org connects lawyers with low-income clients with civil legal questions online. In four years, over 100,000 questions have been submitted through this virtual legal clinic and more than 7,000 pro bono attorneys have registered to volunteer. This platform serves thousands nationwide and also helps address the justice crisis in rural America where a disproportionate percentage of people live in poverty. Online interaction eliminates rural families having to travel long distances to find a lawyer or be constrained by legal aid office hours.

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