ABA Anniversary Celebration
(September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016)
Our innate human right to life and liberty cannot be earned, bought, or bartered. However, in many places across the United States and around the world, they are denied. At the American Bar Association, we are proud to celebrate the anniversaries of four ABA entities committed to ensuring that the legal needs of all individuals are addressed.
ABA Section on Civil Rights & Social Justice - 50th Anniversary: Born during the height of the American Civil Rights movement, the Section continues to address complex individual rights and civil liberties issues in a changing and diverse society.
ABA Death Penalty Representation Project – 30th Anniversary: The Project recruits volunteer attorneys and conducts comprehensive training to help ensure that defendants facing a death sentence receive access to lawyers with the resources to be effective advocates.
ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ROLI) – 25th Anniversary: With roughly 700 professional staff working around the world, ROLI helps build sustainable institutions and societies that deliver justice, foster economic opportunity, and ensure respect for human dignity.
ABA Death Penalty Due Process Review Project – 15th Anniversary: Established in 2001, the Project strives to meaningfully implement the ABA’s policy calling for a suspension of executions until jurisdictions administer death penalty cases fairly and impartially.
FJE Annual Fund: A yearly giving opportunity to provide unrestricted charitable support on behalf an array of ABA public service and educational programs having an impact where we live and practice.
The mission of the ABA Fund for Justice and Education (FJE) is to develop and provide financial resources that advance the public service and educational endeavors of the American Bar Association. The FJE qualifies as an exempt fund under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and all contributions to the FJE are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.