Office of the President

The Office of the President assists the ABA presidential officers as they promote the legal profession. Bob Carlson is the President of the ABA (2018-2019).

President Bob Carlson

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

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Making a Difference With ABA Day and Law Day

From April 9-11, ABA Day will bring together ABA leaders with state and local bar members from across the country to take the message of lawyers to Congress. Less than three weeks later, we will celebrate Law Day 2019, with this year’s topical theme of “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society.”

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President-Elect

President-Elect

Judy Perry Martinez

Judy Perry Martinez of Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn in New Orleans is president-elect of the American Bar Association and will become president of the more than 400,000-member organization in August 2019.

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Immediate Past President

Immediate Past President

Hilarie Bass

As Co-President of international law firm Greenberg Traurig and a prolific trial attorney with a highly successful 30-plus year career, Hilarie Bass is one of the most recognized women attorneys in the United States.

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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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