Employment Opportunities at the American Bar Association

During this current situation with COVID-19, the ABA will continue to accept and process applications for job opportunities.  We will conduct our recruitment process via alternative means (virtual interviews) for the time being.

Full- and Part-Time Jobs

The ABA recruits employees seeking opportunities for challenging and substantive work defending liberty and pursuing justice in the U.S. and around the world. Not all of our employees are lawyers. Opportunities are available for individuals with a variety of backgrounds in administration, program management, event planning, finance, information technology, publishing, communications and marketing. 

ABA employees receive competitive employment benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k), commuter benefits, and more. 

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If you experience issues with our online application system, view our Applicant FAQ.


The ABA’s Law Student Division maintains a list of Internships, Fellowships and Clerkships available from the American Bar Association, including onsite opportunities and opportunities sponsored by the organization.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with the American Bar Association please call 312-988-5188.

Verification of Employment Eligibility

The ABA participates in E-Verify.

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Top Five Reasons to Work at the ABA

We possess a small organization atmosphere, while having the influence of a large organization. For more than 135 years, the ABA has shaped the legal community throughout the world by defending liberty and pursuing justice as the leading national representative of the legal profession.

We offer a comprehensive and affordable benefits package with medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, generous annual leave, and 401 K.

We provide learning and development opportunities that include tuition reimbursement, career development and unlimited access to more than 1,900 online learning courses, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs) and continuing professional education credits (CPEs).

We cultivate an innovative work environment built on respect, integrity and professionalism.

We ignite passion for the law and doing what is right. We are dedicated to building the legal profession and making a difference in the world.