Community Spotlight

American Bar Association

Klinedinst is honored to shine a spotlight on the organizations making a difference in our community. One of the organizations that we are proud to feature is the American Bar Association (ABA).

The ABA is one of the oldest and largest voluntary bar associations in the United States. The ABA plays a significant role in advancing both state and federal laws, reforming the justice system, and evaluating nominees who plan to serve as federal judges. The organization has over 288,000 active members, including lawyers, law students, recent law school graduates, paralegals, and law librarians. One of the primary goals of the ABA is to advocate for pro bono and public service initiatives, while promoting legal education among members and training on ethical conduct and professionalism.

Klinedinst attorneys have a long history of active engagement within the ABA. CEO and President Heather L. Rosing was selected in 2022 to lead the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability, which provides information on legal malpractice statistics, insurance for lawyers, and malpractice prevention tips. She has served in numerous other positions and sub-committees, including the ABA Standing Committee on Specialization, and has chaired several national conferences for the organization. Shareholder David M. Majchrzak serves on both the Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, as well as the National Conference on Professional Responsibility Planning Committee.Teresa M. Beck is Co-chair of the Book Subcommittee of the Woman Advocate Committee, which provides opportunities to network with women trial lawyers and exchange ideas on a wide variety of professional and personal issues confronting women lawyers. Shareholder Bonnie L. Lutz previously served as Vice-Chair of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Animal Law Committee (ALC).

The ABA has also featured the work of the firm. In 2021, the ABA Journal wrote a feature article on the firm’s groundbreaking remote work policy, which allowed for permanent hybrid work schedules for both attorneys and staff members. To review the full article, click here.

Klinedinst ABA Members 

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Klinedinst PC is not affiliated with the American Bar Association and provides this information as a service to the community.  For current statistics and information, please visit their website.

Facts at a Glance

Number of Members: 288,000
Executive Director: Jack L. Rives
Year Founded: 1879
Phone: (800) 285-2221
Address: 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654


Our mission is to serve equally our members, our profession and the public by defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession.  

Major Programs

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.

ABA Bi-Annual National Legal Malpractice Conference

ABA Bar Leadership Institute

External Links

American Bar Association Website