About the ABA Journal

ABAJournal.com is the website of the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association.

The site features:

  • Breaking legal news, updated as it happens by our staff of reporters throughout every business day.
  • Analysis from more than 4,000 legal blogs, written by lawyers who are experts in their fields.
  • Stories that go beyond the headlines, from the pages of the nation’s most-read and most-respected legal affairs magazine.

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We welcome your letters to the editor, comments and news tips, inquiries from advertisers, and requests to subscribe to the magazine. More information about the Journal at our FAQ page, which includes our Tips and Pitches guidelines.

For information about our annual Web 100, find FAQs here.

For information about our contests, including our annual ABA Journal/Ross Contest for Short Fiction, the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, and the Caption Contest, visit our contests page here.

The ABA Journal is read by half of the nation’s 1 million lawyers every month. It covers the trends, people and finances of the legal profession from Wall Street to Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue.

The ABA is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With more than 400,000 members, 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.

Our Staff

As provided in Article 33 of the ABA Bylaws, the ABA Journal is published by the:

Board of Editors

  • Alice E. Richmond, Chair, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Judge Herbert B. Dixon Jr. (ret.), Washington, D.C.
  • Joan M. Durocher, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Richard L. Field, Cliffside Park, New Jersey
  • Thomas C. Grella, Asheville, North Carolina
  • Katherine H. O’Neil, Vancouver, Washington
  • Lauren Stiller Rikleen, Wayland, Massachusetts
  • Wilson A. Schooley, La Mesa, California
  • Pervin Rusi Taleyarkhan, St. Joseph, Michigan

Ex Officio

  • Robert M. Carlson, President, Butte, Montana
  • Judy Perry Martinez, President-Elect, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • William R. Bay, Chair, House of Delegates, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Michelle A. Behnke, Treasurer, Madison, Wisconsin

Editor and Publisher

Managing Editor

Assistant Managing Editors

Senior Writers

Legal Affairs Writers

Chief Copy Editor

Copy Editor

Deputy Web Editor

Web Producer

Design Director

Senior Designer

Production Director

Executive Assistant to the Editor and Publisher

VP, Sales: MCI USA

Account Executive: MCI USA

Print Marketplace Ad Sales

Print Classified Ad Sales

In-House Ad Coordinator

  • Rebecca Lass, 312-988-6051