American Bar Association launches new COVID-19 website to assist lawyers

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2020 – The American Bar Association today announced the launch of the Practice Forward website, which will serve as a clearinghouse of ABA-related information and resources to support and advance the practice of law and the judicial system amid potential long-term changes due to COVID-19.

“The ABA formed Practice Forward to get ahead of the changes that are occurring in the delivery of legal services when we finally emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic,” ABA President Judy Perry Martinez said. “We are getting out front of the issues and rethinking what may or may not be essential in both the civil and criminal justice arenas. The website will disseminate ABA resources — seminars, publications, best practices and more — as well as information from partners in state, local and specialty bar associations to help determine how the legal workplace will function and optimize client service.”

The website, which can be accessed at, is part of the work of the Coordinating Group on Practice Forward, which was created to leverage the power of the entire ABA by coordinating pandemic-responsive resources throughout the association. The tools, information and thought leadership offered address topics such as law practice management, the practice of law and professional development.



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