COVID-19

ABA workforce response and meeting cancellations

March 16, 2020

The ABA continues to monitor the rapidly changing guidance from various health officials regarding how best to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Association takes the health and safety of our members and staff seriously. We also know that lawyers are being called upon to serve clients and others in need with the legal services necessary to protect themselves and their communities.

At this time, based on guidance provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and U.S. state and local health authorities, the ABA will remain open, operating and providing - virtually - seamless service to members. Thanks to extensive advance planning for such a contingency, most ABA staff can perform their duties for an extended period by working remotely. While the ABA’s offices in Chicago and D.C. offices will remain open for the foreseeable future, staff will be working remotely unless required to be in the office for a specific task. To reduce the risk to those staff members who do come into the office, we are unable to host visitors until further notice.

The Association continues to work with its business partners to address the best way to provide quality continuing legal education at the time when travel and large gatherings are restricted. As decisions are made about the status of our in-person meetings, it will be posted to this page describing the impact of coronavirus on ABA events.

The ABA offers online continuing legal education regarding the pandemic as well as CLE on hundreds of other topics.

Learn more about ABA resources on disaster response and preparedness

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