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Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice

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Gain insight into trends in government regulation from the Supreme Court to municipal agencies. Participate in a committee or task force to monitor, review and develop recommendations in the foundational and emerging issues of administrative law—such as homeland security, health care access, energy and environment, freedom of information and the role of the ombudsman. Periodicals included: Administrative Law Review, Developments in Administrative Law and Administrative & Regulatory Law News

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Affordable Housing and Community Development

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Gain insight into tax credits, municipal bonds and infrastructure. Stay current on trends in housing, urban, community and economic developments. Work with other ABA groups on overlapping issues to broaden your perspective—and referrals—on the issues that affect your practice. Periodical included: Affordable Housing and Community Development Law Forum

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Air and Space Law

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Advance your understanding of defense industries, international regulations and national security. Stay on the forefront of trends in transportation, space technology and hospitality services. Work with other ABA groups on overlapping issues to broaden your perspective—and referrals—on the issues that affect your practice. Periodical included: The Air & Space Lawyer

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Antitrust Law

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Know all the latest domestic and foreign competition laws, as well as consumer protection laws. Participate in any of our nearly 200 call-in programs or 28 committees that encompass all aspects of competition and consumer protection law. Access innovative analysis of legal and policy issues and other activities that seek to advance both antitrust and consumer protection learning and jurisprudence. Periodicals included: Antitrust Law Journal, Antitrust Magazine and The Antitrust Source

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Navigate the world of mergers and acquisitions, securities, financing, banking and corporate laws. Stay current on the latest developments in business transactions and trade regulations with two free online CLE programs a month. Join a global network of 50,000 business law professionals interested in expanding their knowledge and engaging with their professional communities. Periodicals included: The Business Lawyer and Business Law Today

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Stay up to date on emerging topics in professional responsibility—from managing internal communications with a represented party to offering legal advice through social media. Contribute to the discussion on judicial disqualification, prosecutorial misconduct and technology’s impact on the legal profession. Periodical included: The Professional Lawyer

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Take an in-depth look at human rights, civil liberties and social justice in a changing and diverse society. Participate in a committee focused on bioethics, privacy protection or economic justice. Share your ideas, opinions and discourse on due process, poverty and discrimination. Periodicals included: Human Rights Magazine and IRR E-Newsletter

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Exchange information on media law, privacy law and the First Amendment with practitioners in the field. Stay current on trends in cyberspace, publishing and open source software. Work with other ABA groups on overlapping issues to broaden your perspective—and referrals—on the issues that affect your practice. Periodicals included: The Communications Lawyer and Journal of International Media & Entertainment Law

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Construction Law

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Expand your expertise in fidelity and surety law, bonds and insurance, and infrastructure and zoning. Stay current on trends in procurement, arbitration and public contract law. Work with other ABA groups on overlapping issues to broaden your perspective—and referrals—on the issues that affect your practice. Periodicals included: The Construction Lawyer and Under Construction

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Criminal Justice

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Join judges, private criminal defense attorneys, prosecutors, public defenders, academics and other professionals to discuss, analyze and address today’s most pressing criminal justice issues. Gain a comprehensive view to succeed more effectively in your role. Periodicals included: Criminal Justice Magazine, Criminal Justice Section Newsletter and Leadership Connection

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Dispute Resolution

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Acquire the latest information and techniques in arbitration, collaborative law, mediation, negotiation and expanded conflict resolution processes. Monitor and encourage the development of ADR in specific practice areas from construction to health care. Periodicals included: Dispute Resolution Magazine and Just Resolutions

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Entertainment and Sports Industries

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Expand your expertise in media law, libel law and labor law. Stay on the forefront of trends in gaming, ecommerce and cultural property. Work with other ABA groups on overlapping issues to broaden your perspective—and referrals—on the issues that affect your practice. Periodical included: Entertainment and Sports Lawyer

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Join your colleagues in the ever-changing practice areas of environment, energy, and resources law. Stay current with emerging issues and developments, including those in air and water, environmental transactions, energy production, and natural resources. Expand your network and connect with colleagues across the country. Periodicals included: The Year in Review, Trends and Natural Resources & Environment

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Connect with colleagues in specialties such as adoption, divorce, custody, military law, alternative families, elder law and assisted reproductive technology. Get the state-by-state and national perspective on both traditional and developing issues from leaders in the field. Periodicals included: Family Law Quarterly, Family Advocate, Family Law Case Update and Family Law e-Newsletter

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Gain insight into business development and trade regulation. Stay current on trends in hospitality services, small businesses and accounting/billing. Work with other ABA groups on overlapping issues to broaden your perspective—and referrals—on the issues that affect your practice. Periodicals included: Franchise Lawyer and Franchise Law Journal

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Stay on the forefront of emerging issues in public interest, governmental affairs and public service. Contribute to the legal discussion on elections, terrorism and reform. Access office management resources and CLE programs devoted to unique challenges of public lawyers. Periodicals included: Pass It On and The Public Lawyer

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Health Law

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Access all legal issues related to health. Connect with the latest legal developments in public health, federal health care regulations, managed care, Medicare or health care fraud, as seen from a national perspective. Join a community of 10,600 members from across the United States, representing all segments of the health care industry—from physicians and third-party payers to managed care organizations and device manufacturers. Periodicals included: The Health Lawyer, Health eSource and HLbytes

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Infrastructure and Regulated Industries

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Join your colleagues in legal specialties affecting energy, communications, transportation and water. Stay up to date with the latest developments in corporate governance, restructuring of the electricity industry and protection of the water supply. Periodicals included: Infrastructure, Bi-Annual Committee Reports and Annual Report - Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law

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Intellectual Property Law

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Explore the latest analysis, news and commentary about patent, trademark and copyright legislation. Access more than 60 substantive committees to advance your IP practice, legal career and profession. Periodicals included: LANDSLIDE® magazine, enews and Legislative Updates

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International Law

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Keep up to date on the development of policy and participate in the promotion of the rule of law. Join international humanitarian efforts like the International Legal Exchange Program (ILEX) and the International Legal Resource Center. Engage with more 60 regional and special interest committees. Periodicals included: The International Lawyer and International Law News

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Stay current on emerging trends in appellate practice, forensic science and technology for judges. Educate the public and students on the importance and relevancy of the Constitution, as well as help illuminate paths to the bench for the future of judiciary. Join the discussion that is shaping judicial ethics. Periodicals included: The Judges' Journal and Judicial Division Record

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Join members who represent all perspectives of labor and employment law: management, union, plaintiff, neutral and public. Stay current on the wide range of issues and trends encompassed by labor and employment law through the authoritative Section publications. Periodicals included: ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law and Labor & Employment Law Newsletter

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Gain the essential tools needed for the business of practicing law through marketing, management, technology and finance. Serve your clients more effectively with resources on technology that works, e-lawyering, alternative billing methods, quality of life and more. Periodicals included: Law Practice Magazine, Law Practice Today Webzine and Law Practice News

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Access resources on topics like diversity in legal education and the profession, the impact of technology and globalization on legal education and excellence in legal writing. Lead the discussion on law school development, facilities planning and renovation, and law school administration. Join colleagues from across the country and around campus dedicated to legal education and bar admissions. Periodicals included: Syllabus and Annual Report

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Litigation

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Get the latest news, information and thinking on legal strategy from every side of the courtroom for a comprehensive view of the profession. Gain insight into all areas of litigation including—from depositions and discovery to evidence and expert witnesses, from appellate practice to civil procedure. Periodicals included: Litigation and Litigation News

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Public Contract Law

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Participate in comprehensive examinations of every aspect of public procurement, including source selection decisions, bid protests, contract administration, audits, claims and disputes. Gain in-depth, targeted, scholarly analyses of new initiatives and timely procurement topics. Periodicals included: Public Contract Law Journal and The Procurement Lawyer

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Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

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Understand upcoming trends and pertinent information in real property, estate planning and trust law. Join a working group, task force or committee to drive the national discussion on land use, leasing, elder law and employee benefits. Periodicals included: Probate & Property, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal and RPTE e-Report

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Science and Technology Law

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Get access to information and policy on bioethics, biotechnology, open source software, data security and digital evidence. Discover new job and client opportunities and learn innovative business techniques. Stay on the forefront of fast-emerging topics. Periodicals included: Jurimetrics Journal, The SciTech Lawyer and SciTech e-Merging News

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Access webinars and discussion forums that feature substantial and succinct information on technology trends, business development and more. Explore resources on how to market and run your law practice more efficiently and cost effectively. Work with other ABA groups on overlapping issues to broaden your perspective—and referrals—on the issues that affect your practice. Periodicals included: Portfolio, GPSOLO magazine and GPSolo eReport

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Connect to share ideas and best practices with colleagues involved in urban, state and local government law and policy. Access the latest expert information on issues such as government liability, election law, lobbying and public contracts. Work with other ABA groups on overlapping issues to broaden your perspective—and referrals—on the issues that affect your practice. Periodicals included: The Urban Lawyer, State & Local News and E-Newsletter

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Navigate the world of tax law with frequent updates and expert tax analysis on the latest regulations and guidance. Keep ahead of changes in the law that affect reporting, withholding, stock options, pension plans, distribution of income and more. Periodicals included: The Tax Lawyer and ABA Tax Times

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Stay at the forefront of emerging issues and technologies in tort and insurance law. Join plaintiffs, defense, corporate and in-house counsel for a comprehensive view of issues in areas like animal law, products liability, medical malpractice and all areas of insurance. Gain exclusive access to resources and over 50 hands-on programs designed to enhance your practice. Periodicals included: TORTSOURCE, The Brief, eTIPS and Tort Trial & Insurance Law Journal

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