Office of the President

The Office of the President assists the ABA presidential officers as they promote the legal profession. Judy Perry Martinez is the President of the ABA (2019-2020).

President Judy Perry Martinez

Judy Perry Martinez of Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn in New Orleans is president of the American Bar Association.

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President-Elect

President-Elect

Patricia Lee Refo

Patricia Lee Refo, a partner at Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix, is president-elect of the American Bar Association and, in August 2020, will become president of the largest voluntary association of attorneys and legal professionals in the world.

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Presidential Committee Appointments 2020-2021

The on-line nomination system for Presidential Committee Appointments is open now through February 21st. This year, ABA President-Elect Patricia Lee Refo will make approximately 600 appointments to ABA Standing and Special Committees, Commissions and Task Forces. The nomination website includes information on the committees and the appointments process.

Immediate Past President

Immediate Past President

Bob Carlson

Bob Carlson, a shareholder with the Butte, Montana, law firm of Corette Black Carlson & Mickelson, P.C., is immediate past president of the American Bar Association.

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International Visitors Program

The ABA Professional Program for International Visitors is a special part of our overall international involvement.

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