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Public Service

Give back to your community and the profession, and advance issues that are important to you.

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Justice for All

Improve and increase the availability of pro bono and low-cost legal services for lower-income and other vulnerable persons.

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Children's Rights

Expand access to justice, engage pro bono lawyers, and improve outcomes for children who come into contact with the legal system.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Profession

Volunteer time or resources to help support law student interns who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

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Impact Litigation

Connect with legal organizations involved in impact litigation addressing systemic issues.

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Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law

Protect judicial independence and the rule of law, preserve fair and impartial courts, and respond to unjust criticism of the judiciary and the media.

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Good Works Initiatives

The Litigation Section proudly supports and promotes a number of good works projects created by the ABA.

Death Penalty Representation Project

We are the ABA’s expert on issues related to legal representation in death penalty cases. Learn more about our work to educate the public, train defenders, recruit volunteers, and reform counsel systems.

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Commission on the American Jury

The Commission on the American Jury began in 2003 under the leadership of ABA President-Elect Robert J. Grey, Jr. His vision was to bring four ABA groups together to focus on the importance of the jury in the American democratic tradition as practiced at the beginning of the 21st Century by addressing key aspects of jury composition, comprehension, and culture.

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Military Pro Bono Project

Learn how the ABA Military Pro Bono Project is delivering access to justice for military families and how you can get involved. It is an innovative online program that accepts civil case referrals directly from military attorneys (JAGs) worldwide, and then connects the referred service member clients with volunteer attorneys where representation is needed in the United States. The Litigation Section has proudly supported the ABA Military Pro Bono Project since its launch in 2008.

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ABA Free Legal Answers

ABA Free Legal Answers is a virtual legal advice clinic in which qualifying users post civil legal questions to be answered by pro bono attorneys licensed in their state. Question topics include Family, Divorce, Custody, Housing, Eviction, Homelessness, Consumer Rights, Financial, Work, Employment, Unemployment, Health and Disability, Civil Rights, Income Maintenance, Juvenile and Education Law.

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Litigation Public Service

The Benjamin R. Civiletti Justice Endowment

To ensure that his legal legacy of justice for all continues for years to come, the ABA Litigation Section established the Benjamin R. Civiletti Justice Endowment in 2014 to help support its Public Service Initiative, dedicated to assisting underrepresented or marginalized populations.

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