July 17, 2018

Contact Us

Division for Public Services
American Bar Association
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Tel. 202-662-1695
Fax 202-638-3844

The Division for Public Services is not able to help people with specific legal problems or cases. 

If you seek assistance with a legal problem, please consider contacting your state or local bar association. Many state bar associations have directories that enable you to locate a lawyer. Click here to find your state. You can also visit findlegalhelp.org to find free legal help or hire a lawyer. The site provides tools to find legal aid, pro bono lawyers, free legal answers and other resources. If you are a veteran, a list of pro bono resources by state can be found here.

If you would like to file an ethics complaint, an agency in each state is responsible for investigating complaints about lawyers. Click here to find your state‚Äôs agency.  Note: Lawyer discipline agencies cannot help you recover fees you have paid the lawyer, or make the lawyer pay you for a loss you have suffered because the lawyer made mistakes in handling your case. 

Elissa Lichtenstein, Director
 Division for Public Services

Elizabeth Yang, Deputy Director
 Division for Public Services, and Director
 Special Committee on Bioethics and the Law
 Standing Committee on Election Law


Amy Horton-Newell, Director
 Commission on Homelessness and Poverty
 Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress
 Coordinating Committee on Veterans Benefits and Services

Meredith Linsky, Director
 Commission on Immigration

Holly McMahon, Director
 Standing Committee on Law and National Security
 Cybersecurity Task Force