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About Us

Welcome to the ABA's Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division!

Welcome to the ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division (GPSLD.) Every day, talented public lawyers work hard to improve our communities and protect the rule of law. GPSLD supports you in your daily duties with resources that will enrich your career journey and enhance your professional stature:  

  • Learn from trusted experts on topics such as ethics, writing skills, negotiation tactics, and government sponsored social media through CLE programs, podcasts, practice pointers, and articles - all specially created for the unique needs of public lawyers.
  • Be a published author for GPSLD periodical, blog or website.
  • Serve on a GPSLD committee including one that recognizes outstanding government lawyers and one that promotes pro bono work.
  • Attend networking events and meet your colleagues from across the country.
  • Be a speaker/panelist at a GPSLD program.
  • Organize a law school program – work with GPSLD staff and government lawyers to present a public lawyer career program at a school near you.
  • Be a featured government lawyer – tell colleagues about your professional journey in GPSLD’s newsletter.

As a federal government lawyer, I understand the challenges you face. I also know how important it is to belong to a community that appreciates your important work. I look forward to connecting with you at a GPSLD meeting or event. If you have any questions, please contact Shamika Dicks at [email protected]. We warmly welcome your participation in our collegial group of dedicated public lawyers.


Adele Rapport

More about GPSLD

Officers and Council

Mission Statement

Diversity Plan

Contact Us

American Bar Association
Government & Public Sector Lawyers Division
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-662-1020
Fax: 202-662-1751
Email: [email protected]

For general inquiries, please contact the ABA Service Center at 1-800-285-2221 or [email protected]