Collaboration with National Affinity Bar Associations

Joint Exhibit Program

Joint Exhibit Program


What is the Joint Exhibit Program?

Each bar year, the Diversity and Inclusion Center actively markets the American Bar Association to thousands of diverse lawyers, judges, and law students attending the various National Affinity Bar Association Conferences.  By participating in the program, ABA Sections, Divisions, Forums and other entities are provided with a unique opportunity to directly engage and have their entities’ value proposition shared with this critical audience and potential members.

In specific, the Diversity and Inclusion Center secures and staffs an ABA exhibit table that displays ABA and entity marketing collateral and giveaways at the annual conferences for the Hispanic National Bar Association; National Asian Pacific American Bar Association; National Native American Bar Association; and National Bar Association. This year, we are exploring expanding the program to also exhibit at the annual conferences for the National Association of Women Lawyers and National LGBT Bar.

How can my entity participate?

  • First step is to click on the following link to access and complete the online sign-up form.  The cost per bar year is $850—significantly less than the cost for an individual ABA entity to exhibit at the National Affinity Bar Association Conferences.
  • Second step is to drop off/ship up to 100 copies of your entity’s marketing collateral (e.g. brochures etc. that we are free to distribute throughout the bar year); up to 40 copies of any seasonal materials (e.g. magazines, meeting advertisements etc.); and any “swag” or “giveaways” to office #17030 in the Chicago Office.

Participating Associations

Participating Associations

Upcoming Conferences

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is a 501(c)(6) organization representing Hispanics in the legal profession, including attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistant and paralegals, and law students in the United States and its territories.

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the preeminent professional development organization and voice for 50,000 Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students.

The National Native American Bar Association (NNABA) represents the interests of all populations indigenous to the lands which are now collectively the United States : American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. NNABA meets in conjunction with the Federal Bar Association Indian Law Section Conference each year. The ABA exhibits at this conference.

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The National Bar Association (NBA) was founded in 1925 and is the nation’s oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges.

Since 1899, the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) has been empowering women in the legal profession, cultivating a diverse membership dedicated to equality, mutual support, and collective success.

The National LGBT Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal organizations.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and deafblind attorneys, judges, law school graduates, law students, and legal professionals. 

The National Federation of the Blind is the umbrella organization for the National Association of Blind Lawyers, whose purpose is to serve as a resource for blind lawyers, paralegals, and law students, those blind people interested in a career in the legal profession, and others interested in techniques used by blind attorneys in practice. Discussions focus on blindness-related aspects of the practice of law, legal employment, technical resources for the legal profession, law school admissions, and law school admissions tests and bar examinations, as well as a means of sharing information about laws and cases that affect the blind and for disseminating information about programs and activities of the National Federation of the Blind.