April 07, 2020

Benefits of ABA Membership for Paralegals and Paralegal Faculty

ABA Membership for Paralegals

Join the world’s largest legal organization, an impressive community of people who share your passion for the rule of law and the legal profession. Membership gives you access to the ABA’s unparalleled resources.

  • Receive the ABA Journal, the most widely read legal magazine in the country. New app available!
  • Enrich your career through practice specialty groups and the ABA Free Career Advice Series.
  • Build your expertise through legal education courses led by national authorities, publications offering in-depth legal analysis and ABA’s ethics research service.
  • Save money with discounts on brand-name products and services plus special pricing on books and CLE through shopaba.org

Join online or call the ABA at 800-285-2221

Are you a student? Join now as a Student Member! 
Students Join for Free!

A new membership category is available for students in college or university level post-secondary educational studies who have an interest in the work of the American Bar Association.

Professional Development, Events & CLE Info

As a member, access an on-demand CLE library with over 450 titles.

Access online communities including discussion lists, blogs, listservs.


Some ABA Career Resource Offerings

Legal Research Webinar

Job Board and Articles on Career Advancement and Choices

Substantive Legal Resources from Sections, Divisions, Centers and Forums

Educational Resources

Visit the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education for information on substantive and cutting edge legal issues and the ABA Law Practice Management Section for information on law practice management, technology publications and targeted articles.

The ABA Center for Professional Responsibility (CPR) website includes information relating to legal & judicial ethics, professional regulation and more.

ETHICSearch is a free search tool provided by CPR. Search for citations, ethics opinions  and other ethics-related resources.

Access the ABA Webstore form library page containing practice manuals, guidelines, checklists and best practices.

Listen to  ABA Journal Podcasts for current legal news and topics.


Technology Resources

The ABA Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC) maintains information on the following: Tech EZ; Discounted products and services; Training Tuesdays; Demonstrations of latest technology in discrete, targeted format; Library of practical training sessions.

Visit Lawlink for access to free online law reviews and law journals.

Check out the LTRC’s Law Technology Today blog for information on legal technology and the latest technology news.

Attend the ABA TechShow. An annual technology conference for legal professionals.