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Welcome HNBA Members

Each year, the ABA's Diversity and Inclusion Center provides an exhibit at National Affinity Bar Association Annual Conferences. At this exhibit table, we provide information about joining and participating in ABA membership and the specific activities and programs of the D&I Center and various Sections, Divisions, Forums, and Commissions of the ABA. Interested in a particular practice area or cause? Learn more about these groups below!

Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities

The Hispanic Commission focuses on developing and supporting initiatives and research to educate lawyers on how best to serve, promote civic responsibility within, and address the key legal challenges facing the Latino community in the United States.

Racial Equity in the Justice System

Central clearinghouse of ABA-related information and resources for attorneys, the legal profession and the public on a wealth of issues addressing bias, racism and prejudice in the justice system and society.

Fellowships for Young Lawyers and Law Students

ABA fellowships put you in a position to grow, learn, and succeed through ABA member group involvement. These fellowships offer hands-on experience and training for law students and young lawyers. Some even fund your travel to join in-person meetings around the country.

Pro Bono Matters for Children Facing Deportation

Thousands of children must face immigration judges each year without appointed counsel. With representation, asylum seekers have a five times greater chance of winning their case.

Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Programs, resources, and information across the American Bar Association

Pro Bono Matters for Families Facing Deportation

explore pro bono opportunities to help families who have been placed on the Family Group Dedicated Docket in eleven different cities nationwide. These families are recent arrivals to the United States who have been placed in Alternatives to Detention (ATD) and put on a special docket where the goal is to resolve their cases within 300 days.

Rights of Immigrants Committee

In response to an immigration crisis of extraordinary proportions, the committee launched a national webinar series exploring the subject at the intersection of national security law, public international law, and US constitutional law.

Need CLEs? The ABA's Got You Covered!

Choose from hundreds of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion CLEs (they can also help you meet your Elimination of Bias/Diversity and Inclusion credits!).

Scholarship Fund

Stay Connected

For the past several years, the ABA D&I Center has connected with judges, lawyers, law students and activists during our exhibits at National Affinity Bar conferences. Stay up to date with D&I Center happenings on social media @ABADiversity. We are excited to build a more equitable and just future together!

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