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Zimmerman's Research Guide


American Bar Association

The American Bar Association is the principal national association of attorneys. The ABA Web site posts a lot of information about the ABA, its programs and its publications.

To see if the ABA sells a particular publication, or to buy one, visit the ABA Web Store. To get new reports, etc., by the ABA, search the online Newsroom, especially the Press Releases page. If they mention it, they'll probably tell you where to get it.

If what you want isn't on the ABA website, try Westlaw, Lexis or Hein Online which has most ABA journals. Note: Reports of the ABA Business Law Section are often published in the Business Lawyer, a law review edited at the University of Maryland law school.

Some ABA books are available through Bloomberg Law and the Lexis Digital Library.

If that doesn't work, try other sources readily available in your area (e.g., your local county law library) and check Worldcat.

If that doesn't work either, getting ABA publications can be a drag. Try calling (a) the ABA Service Center to order it (1-800-285-2221); (b) the Northwestern University Law School Library to borrow it (312-503-0316; the ABA told me Northwestern has the best collection); or (c) the ABA (312-988-5000) to speak with someone who worked on it.

Ethics Opinions: For information on ABA Ethics opinions, see "Legal Ethics."

See Also
Bar Admission
Law Firms
Legal Ethics

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