The ABA's Response to COVID-19

The ABA takes the health and safety of our staff and members seriously; it is our first priority.

The ABA is monitoring a variety of sources, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, U.S. state and local health authorities, and, when appropriate, public health authorities in other nations, for the latest updates and recommendations affecting our operations and programming.

The decision whether to attend an ABA event is a personal decision based upon your current health and in consultation with medical professionals when appropriate. As more is learned regarding the current conditions in a meeting or office location, the ABA will endeavor to share information, make decisions, and update this statement regarding whether an event will occur, or if ABA offices will be directly impacted. Check for more information about ABA meetings that have been cancelled, and applicable cancellation refund policies. For more information on the coronavirus, please visit the CDC, WHO, and Johns Hopkins University.

The ABA is a source for more than information regarding ABA-sponsored events. We know that you and your clients need help in dealing with this outbreak. We are offering the webinars listed below at no charge to members.

We will be offering more COVID-19 programming over the next few weeks so look for future announcements. In addition, the ABA Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness educates lawyers, bar associations and the justice system to help them prepare for and respond to disasters, and provides resources to assist lawyers and the public recover from disasters.

We will continue to monitor matters as they develop. I wish you, your families and colleagues the best as we progress through these challenges.

Judy Perry Martinez
President, American Bar Association