The AAARA is a nationwide associaton of attorneys in the field of adoption law that promotes reform and spreads information about ethical adoption practices.

859 Riverside Drive, #11
Greenwood, IN 46142-4147
Tel: (317) 407-8422

The AAML is comprised of more than 1,600 attorneys in all 50 states who represents individuals in all facets of family law.

209 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 602
Chicago, IL 60606-6997
Tel: (312) 263-6477
Fax: (312) 263-7682

The AAJ provides trial attorneys with professional support, information, and networking oppourtunities so they can best represent their clients.

777 6th Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20001-3707
Tel: (800) 424-2725
Tel: (202) 965-3500

To read member profiles, visit the association’s Web site.

For information on membership and continuing education, contact

66 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 600
Alexandria, VA 22314-1583
Tel: (703) 739-0800
Fax: (866) 921-1027

For more information about law education, careers, publications, and job listings, contact

321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654-4714
Tel: (800) 285-2221
Tel: (312) 988-5000

For information on certification for bankruptcy lawyers, contact

225 2nd Street, SE, Suite 314
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1415
Tel: (877) 365-2221
Tel: (319) 365-2222
Fax: (319) 363-0127

For information about membership and the Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers, contact

PO Box 4646
Austin, TX 78765-4646
Tel: (512) 343-1808

This is a professional organization for attorneys, physicians, dentists, health care professionals, administrators, and scientists “concerned with addressing issues that arise at the interface of law and medicine.”

1061 East Main Street, Suite 300
East Dundee
Rosemont, IL 60118-2431
Tel: (847) 752-5355
Fax: (847) 447-1150

For information about membership, contact

11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 903
Rockville, MD 20852-3034
Tel: (301) 816-9811
Fax: (301) 816-9786

For information on union membership, contact

80 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001-1583
Tel: (202) 737-8700

For information on health law, contact

1620 Eye Street, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006-4010
Tel: (202) 833-1100

For information on immigration law, contact

1331 G Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20005-3142
Tel: (202) 507-7600
Fax: (202) 783-7853

To learn more about intellectual property, visit the AIPLA Web site.

1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22202-4154
Tel: (703) 415-0780
Fax: (703) 415-0786

For information on AALS members and answers to FAQs about law education, contact

1614 20th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009-1001
Tel: (202) 296-8851
Fax: (202) 296-8869

For information on continuing education, job listings, and details on membership, contact

1001 G Street, NW, Suite 300W
Washington, D.C. 20001-4557
Tel: (866) 868-9092
Tel: (202) 293-4103
Fax: (202) 293-4701

To learn more about our legal system as it relates to family law, contact

6525 Grand Teton Plaza
Madison, WI 53719-1083
Tel: (608) 664-3750
Fax: (608) 664-3751

For information about the legal profession in Canada, contact

66 Slater Street, Suite 1200
Ottawa, ON ON K1P 5H1
Tel: (800) 267-8860
Tel: (613) 237-2925
Fax: (613) 237-0185

For information on publications and membership, contact

3005 Tollview Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-3726
Tel: (312) 240-1400
Fax: (847) 584-3939

The council is “committed to diversifying the legal profession by expanding legal education opportunities to minority, low-income, and disadvantaged groups.” It is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The council offers a variety of publications, programs, and other resources for college students who are interested in exploring law careers. Visit its Web site for more information on available programs and applying to law school.

1101 Mercantile Lane, Suite 294
Largo, MD 20774-5363
Tel: (240) 582-8600

This organization represents the professional interests of defense attorneys and in-house corporate counsel.

222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1870
Chicago, IL 60606-5824
Tel: (312) 795-1101
Fax: (312) 795-0749

For more information about public interest law, the Public Defender Corps, career fairs, and job listings, contact

1730 M Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20036-4511
Tel: (202) 466-3686

The FBA provides support for lawyers and judges involved in federal practice. Visit its Web site to read selected articles from The Federal Lawyer and to learn about the Public Service Career Fair.

1220 North Fillmore Street, Suite 444
Arlington, VA 22201-6501
Tel: (571) 481-9100
Fax: (571) 481-9090

This is a professional organization for Hispanic lawyers, law students, judges, law professors, and legal assistants. Its foundation offers a Summer Law Institute for high school students who are interested in learning about law education and careers.

1020 19th Street, NW, Suite 505
Washington, D.C. 20036-6108
Tel: (202) 223-4777

For information on membership, contact

For more information on intellectual property, contact

1818 N Street, NW, 8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036-2406
Tel: (202) 355-7900
Fax: (202) 355-7899

This organization of students and lawyers promotes the study and practice of international law. It offers several interesting publications (including the ILSA Guide to International Law Moot Court Competition), information on study abroad programs, and other resources.

701 13th Street, NW, 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005-3962
Tel: (202) 729-2470
Fax: (202) 639-9355

For information on membership and continuing education, contact

For information on the Law School Admission Test, choosing and paying for law school, and its law school database, contact

662 Penn Street
Newtown, PA 18940-2176
Tel: (215) 968-1001

The Legal Aid Society was founded in 1876, and is the nation’s “oldest and largest provider of legal services to the indigent.” Visit its Web site for more information on legal advocacy careers.

Tel: (212) 577-3300

For information about legal secretarial careers, contact

2951 Marina Bay Drive, Suite 130-641
League City, TX 77573-2735

For information on diversity issues, job listings, and membership, contact

1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004-2541
Tel: (202) 739-5901
Fax: (202) 739-5999

For information about educational and licensing programs, certification, and paralegal careers, contact

7666 East 61st Street, Suite 315
Tulsa, OK 74133-1150
Tel: (918) 587-6828
Fax: (918) 582-6772

NALS... the association for legal professionals represents paralegals, legal assistants, legal administrators, office managers, lawyers, and other legal professionals. Visit its Web site for information about certification for legal support professionals, careers, and membership for students at the postsecondary level.

3502 Woodview Trace, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46268-3183
Tel: (918) 582-5188
Fax: (918) 582-5907

For information on elder law, continuing education, and membership, contact

1577 Spring Hill Road, Suite 310
Vienna, VA 22182-2223
Tel: (703) 942-5711
Fax: (703) 563-9504

To learn more about personal injury law, contact

1629 K Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006-1631
Tel: (855) 384-6285
Tel: (202) 827-9985

This is a professional organization for Asian Pacific American lawyers, law students, judges, and law professors. Visit its Web site for information about moot court competitions and scholarships for law students.

1612 K Street, NW, Suite 510
Washington, D.C. 20006-2849
Tel: (202) 775-9555
Fax: (202) 775-9333

For information on choosing a law school, law careers, salaries, alternative law careers, and its NALP Directory of Legal Employers, contact

1220 19th Street, NW, Suite 401
Washington, D.C. 20036-2405
Tel: (202) 835-1001
Fax: (202) 835-1112

This is a professional organization for attorneys and accredited, nonprofit, degree-granting institutions of higher education. Visit its Web site for information on practice areas, important professional skills, and employment settings.

One Dupont Circle, Suite 620
Washington, D.C. 20036-1134
Tel: (202) 833-8390
Fax: (202) 296-8379

For information on membership and continuing education, contact

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 4th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20037-1731
Tel: (800) 499-9040
Fax: (866) 408-9515

For information on certification, membership, and The Advocate newsletter, contact

1600 Downing Street, Suite 410
Denver, CO 80218-1533
Tel: (888) 828-6222

This is a professional organization for defense lawyers, including those who practice indigent law. It offers membership for law students and “allied non-lawyers,” and The Champion magazine.

1660 L Street, NW, 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036-5603
Tel: (202) 872-8600
Fax: (202) 872-8690

For information on membership and free publications such as the Law School Application Guide and LSAT Accommodations Guide, visit

For information on patent law, membership, continuing education, and certification, contact

701 Exposition Place, Suite 206
Raleigh, NC 27615-3359
Tel: (919) 230-9635

This is a professional organization for female judges, judicial clerks, attorneys, and law students. Male law professionals are also invited to become members. It offers scholarships, internships, and membership for law students.

1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1138
Washington, D.C. 20036-5522
Tel: (202) 393-0222
Fax: (202) 393-0125

This professional organization for both female and male lawyers offers career development programs for new lawyers, publications, a mentorship program, and membership for law students.

Tel: (312) 988-6186

This organization represents the professional interests of African-American lawyers. Visit its Web site for information on membership and association events.

PO Box 90500
Washington, D.C. 20090-0500
Tel: (202) 842-3900
Fax: (202) 842-3901

For information on board certification, contact

850 Franklin Street, Suite 8
Wrentham, MA 02093-2406
Tel: (508) 384-6565

The NCBJ is an “association of the bankruptcy judges of the United States which has several purposes: to provide continuing legal education to judges, lawyers, and other involved professionals; to promote cooperation among the bankruptcy judges; to secure a greater degree of quality and uniformity in the administration of the bankruptcy system; and to improve the practice of law in the bankruptcy courts of the United States.”

954 La Mirada Street
Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3751
Tel: (949) 497-3673, ext. 1300
Fax: (949) 497-2623

For information on juvenile and family courts, contact

PO Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507-8970
Tel: (775) 507-4777

For information on certification and court reporting careers, contact

12030 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 400
Reston, VA 20191-3484
Tel: (800) 272-6272
Tel: (703) 556-6272
Fax: (703) 391-0629

This is the oldest and largest professional association for prosecutors in the world. Visit its Web site for information on membership, continuing education, and <i>The Prosecutor</i>.

1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 330
Arlington, VA 22202-4156
Tel: (703) 549-9222
Fax: (703) 836-3195

For information about certification in elder law, contact

6336 North Oracle Road, Suite 326, #136
Tucson, AZ 85704-5457
Tel: (520) 881-1076

For information on employment law, membership, and continuing education, contact

1800 Sutter Street, Suite 210
Concord, CA 94520-2500
Tel: (415) 296-7629
Fax: (866) 593-7521

The National Lawyers Association is a volunteer organization that helps to support and improve the legal profession and the justice system in the U.S.

5830 North Spruce Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64119-4660
Tel: (844) 917-1787

The NLG has a mission to unite lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers with the common cause of using law for the people, enacting progressive legal reform at the local, national, and international levels.

132 Nassau Street, Suite 922
New York, NY 10038-2439
Tel: (212) 679-5100

This organization is the largest nonprofit membership association for public defenders and other equal-justice professionals. It offers membership for law students and private citizens who share its goals. Visit its Web site for information on membership, careers, Guild Notes newsletter, and the Directory of Legal Aid & Defender Offices and Resources.

1901 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20006-3406
Tel: (202) 452-0620
Fax: (202) 872-1031

This is a professional organization for Native American lawyers, law students, judges, law professors, and attorneys who practice American Indian law.

PO Box 11145
Tempe, AZ 85284-0020

For information about employment networks and school listings, contact

PO Box 406
Solebury, PA 18963-0406
Tel: (215) 297-8333
Fax: (215) 297-8358

This professional fraternity for law school students is the oldest legal organization in the United States. It “promotes legal ethics and academic distinction in the law schools and the profession at large.”

PO Box 11570
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1570
Tel: (202) 223-6801

For more information on the work of bail bondsmen and links of interest, visit the PBUS Web site.

1320 North Semoran Boulevard, Suite 108
Orlando, FL 32807-3552
Tel: (800) 883-7287
Tel: (202) 783-4120
Fax: (202) 783-4125

This professional organization for law faculty and law school administrators is "committed to advancing teaching excellence, social justice and diversity.” Visit its Web site for more information on earnings for law professors.

7214 St. Charles Avenue, Box 902
New Orleans, LA 70118-3538
Tel: (504) 533-4874

For information about copyright law, contact

101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C. 20559-6000
Tel: (877) 476-0778
Tel: (202) 707–3000

For information about intellectual property, job opportunities, and press releases, contact the USPTO. Its Web site offers a link designed specifically for creative students interested in invention and includes contest information.

600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-5790
Tel: (800) 786-9199
Tel: (571) 272-1000