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ABA CLE Resources
The ABA Center for CLE offers information and insights into the latest CLE and career guidance provided to you through a variety of vehicles, from the traditional to the latest such as videoconferencing, teleconferences, and webcasting.

Business Development Resources

• Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA)
MCCA was founded in 1997 to advocate for the expanded hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys in corporate law departments and the law firms that serve them.

Minority Law Firm Resources

• National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF)
NAMWOLF encourages major corporations and public entities to utilize the services of minority and women-owned law firms. NAMWOLF also assists its Law Firm Members in developing strategic alliances, coalitions, and affiliations.

Business & Legal News Resources

• The American Lawyer Magazine
• Corporate Counsel Magazine
• Black Enterprise Magazine

Minority Bar Association Resources

• ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession
• Hispanic National Bar Association
• National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
• National Bar Association (African-American)

Minority Law Student Organizations

• ABA Law Student Division
• National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA)
• National Latino/a Law Student Association (NLLSA)

Pipeline Diversity Program Resources

• ABA Presidential Advisory Council on Diversity and the Law School Admission Council's Pipeline Diversity Directory
Created by the ABA and the Law School Admission Council in response to the critical need to increase diversity in the educational pipeline leading to the legal profession, the Directory is an ever-growing online searchable database of projects, programs and initiatives that encourage and equip minority students to pursue legal careers. It includes programs sponsored by law schools, law firms, in-house counsel, bar associations, other organizations, and collaborations that promote law careers for racially and ethnically diverse students across the nation.

• Urban Debate League (for High School Students)
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues exists to improve urban public education by empowering youth to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and active citizens who are effective advocates for themselves and their communities. Urban Debate Leagues (UDLs) organize interscholastic debate as an academic competition.

• Law School Admission Council (for College Students / Law School Applicants)

• ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund (for College Students / Law School Applicants)
The mission of the Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance, totaling $15,000, to ensure that these students have the opportunity to attend law school.

• ABA Judicial Internship Opportunity Program (for Law School Students)
The Judicial Intern Opportunity Program is a full-time, six-week minimum, summer internship open to all first – or second-year minority or financially disadvantaged law students who want to do legal research and writing for state or federal judges in participating cities. Interns will receive a stipend of $1,500.

• ABA Judicial Clerkship Program (for Law School Students)
The Judicial Clerkship Program (JCP) is a joint effort of the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession and the ABA Judicial Division, with the generous support of LexisNexis. The program is designed to bring judges and minority law students together through structured networking activities. Students are able to demonstrate their knowledge and research skills in a small group setting while interacting with the judges in a team building effort.

• Practicing Attorneys for Law Students Program (PALS)
PALS offers mentoring and career guidance services to minority law students attending the thirteen law schools located in the New York City metropolitan area. PALS is perhaps best known for its one-on-one mentor program which matches minority law students with volunteer lawyers who serve as mentors.