Center for Public Interest Law

Carrying the ABA motto of “Defending Liberty and Pursuing Justice” one step further, the Center for Public Interest Law is committed to “Making Justice Real” for people and communities across the country, at the border and around the world through advocacy, research and education. 

ABA Annual Meeting | August 8-13, 2019

Details coming soon on CPIL's programming to be held at this year's Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

"Making Justice Real" through Advocacy, Research and Education!

"Making Justice Real" through Advocacy, Research and Education!

Get Inspired

The Center for Public Interest Law is committed to “Making Justice Real” for people and communities across the country, at the border and around the world through advocacy, research and education. Get inspired by ABA and learn more about the initiatives of the CPIL's 11 entities.

Meet the - CPIL Team

Get Ahead

Get Ahead with ABA! Explore Pro Bono career opportunities, the Commission on Immigration's Law Academy, the Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence's competitions and awards, and many more valuable resources of the Center for Public Interest law.

CPIL Opportunities

Explore ABA's Center for Public Interest Law's fellowships, internships, trainings, and networking opportunities.

Get Involved

Get involved with ABA by learning about who we are, Pro Bono opportunities, Grassroots Advocacy and the variety of benefits offered through ABA membership.

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Get Informed

Get Informed! Explore the Center for Public Interest Law's Initiatives, e-Newsletter, upcoming CLE events, Pro Bono opportunities, trainings, and Library Resources.

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Make a Difference by Volunteering in a CPIL initiative such as the Children's Immigration Law Academy, Homeless Youth Network, ProBar, & much more.

Public Interest Law

The practice of public interest law encompasses protection of individual rights, advancement of justice, and improvements for the good of the general public. All of these important objectives can be accomplished through a variety of means and settings. The Center for Public Interest Law is committed to providing programming and other resources to help lawyers accomplish these important goals.

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