The is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public. The Mission of the American Bar Association is to be the national representative of the legal profession, serving the public and the profession by promoting justice, professional excellence and respect for the law.

The website includes extensive information and resources for members but a great deal of public information as well, including: a Public Eduction section which offers such topics and services as Summer Teacher Institute, Silver Gavel Awards, ABA Dialogue Program, Conversation on the Constitution, Conversations on Inalienable Rights, and Youth Court Resources, a Legal Topics section with topics such as Children and the Law, Client Protection Directories, Consumer Legal Issues, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning, Wills, Probate and Trusts, Family Law, Homelessness and Poverty, Human Rights, Immigration, Intellectual Property Law Pro Bono Resources in the U.S, Mental and Physical Disability Law, Protection for Online Shopping, State Programs for Older Persons, and Tax Tips, a section on How To Find Legal Help, a database of Consumer Publications including Books, Booklets, Brochures, Videotapes, Courts and Constitutional Issues, General Publications, Videotapes, and Posters (includes Bill of Rights and Celebrity Series), a Lawyer Locator form, an excellent article on the process of making a formal complaint against a lawyer, a section on Approved Law Schools, and a section on the Rule of Law.