The American Bar Association recognizes that it has a duty to properly represent the legal profession and the interests of justice. To fulfill these responsibilities, the ABA set forth four goals, which range from sustaining the integrity of the legal profession to providing information and support services.
Goal III, adopted by the ABA House of Delegates in 2008, states:
GOAL III: ELIMINATE BIAS AND ENHANCE DIVERSITY.
1. Promote full and equal participation in the association, our profession, and the justice system by all persons.
2. Eliminate bias in the legal profession and the Justice System.
This Goal is of great importance to the Commission and its own mission "to promote the ABA's commitment to justice and the rule of law for persons with mental, physical, and sensory disabilities and to promote their full and equal participation in the legal profession."