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“Never before has there been a more urgent need for the American Bar Association to stand for the democratic principles on which our country is based.”

-ABA President Hilarie Bass 

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Dive deeper into the stories of lawyers and volunteers who are changing lives through ABA initiatives.

Melba Pearson

 Deputy Director, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Florida, Inc.   I was a prosecutor for 16 years and president of the National Black Prosecutors Association.  Because of the work I…

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Kari Petrasek

Attorney at Petrasek Law, PLLC I was very involved in both the ABA YLD and the Washington State YLD. Around 2009, the ABA YLD public service project was “Serving Our…

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Deanna Adams

Deanna M. Adams, Esq. I stand for social justice. Equal treatment and equal opportunity can allow all of us to live healthy, prosperous lives, which set the foundation for our…

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Kimberly D. Rice

Member of the Section of Science and Technology I stand for diversity, inclusion, and engagement in law and in life.  Diversity is beautiful and broad; Diversity of thought, background, life…

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