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The ABA recognizes the second Thursday of October as Ombuds Day to highlight the ombuds profession. The goals of Ombuds Day are to improve public awareness of ombuds, to connect ombuds in their respective communities, and to encourage greater use of ombuds programs and services.

2023 Ombuds Day

The 2023 Ombuds theme this year is “Ombuds: Diverse in Role, United in Service.”

Listen to the Resolutions podcast and learn more about Ombuds Day

Just Resolutions Newsletter Ombuds Editions

The Ombuds Committee publishes an annual edition of Just Resolutions, the DR Section’s monthly newsletter. Read the past ombuds editions here.

Ombuds Committee Newsletter

Read the first editions of the Ombuds Committee Newsletter here.

More Resources

  • K-12 Ombuds Toolkit: Arm yourself with a basic knowledge of the blueprints and architecture of a K-12 ombuds office.
  • ABA Resolutions: The ABA’s House of Delegates adopted these Resolutions encouraging the use of ombuds to manage conflict.  Review our profession’s founding documents.
  • Law Firm Toolkit: Considering an ombuds for your law practice?  Here are the necessary documents to set yourself up for success.

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