Disaster Relief

The last year saw our coasts hit hardest by Hurricanes Michael and Florence where communities continue their recovery efforts months after the storms. Through the Disaster Legal Services Program of the Young Lawyers Division, volunteer lawyers were able to lessen the burden as much as they could by providing free, disaster-related legal assistance to survivors in North Carolina and Georgia.

Women In Law

Efforts from groups like the Commission on Women in the Profession led 2018 to be a successful year in establishing best practices to remove barriers for women in the workplace, increasing retention of those practicing 20+ years and inspiring future generations of women lawyers.

Health and Wellness

The health and wellness of lawyers is something that can often be brushed to the side amidst the noise of everyday life. Fortunately, the past year saw a number of working groups and commissions take the extra step to educate and raise awareness surrounding mental health and well-being in the profession.

Immigration

The ABA Commission on Immigration and the Immigration Justice Project led the way in insuring families and asylum-seekers at the U.S. – Mexico border received fair treatment and due process in their time of hardship.

Work With Veterans

The ABA Military Pro Bono Project continued to proudly represent servicemembers throughout the year by providing legal assistance and guidance in civil legal issues with the help of volunteer lawyers.