- American Bar Association
American Bar Association, 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.
The ABA is comprised principally of practicing lawyers, judges, court administrators, law teachers, public service attorneys and many non-practicing lawyers who are business executives, government officials, etc. The ABA represents state and local bar associations as well as practitioners in specialized areas of the law. It represents affiliated, law-related organizations and groups with specialized interests or needs such as administrative law judges, lawyers in the armed forces, and minority and women's bar associations. Attorney Hanishi Ali has served as a Diversity Liaison (2008-2009); Serves on the Commission on the Immigration (2008-2010) and is the Chair of the Women in the Profession Committee of the Young Lawyers Division (2009-2010).
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of over 11,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA Member attorneys represent U.S. families seeking permanent residence for close family members, as well as U.S. businesses seeking talent from the global marketplace. AILA Members also represent foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis. Founded in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 36 chapters and over 50 national committees.
- International Bar Association
The International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, is the world’s leading organization of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world. It has a membership of more than 35,000 individual lawyers and 197 bar associations and law societies spanning all continents. It has considerable expertise in providing assistance to the global legal community.
- Boston Bar Association
BBA has roughly 9,500 members drawn from private practice, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, the courts, and law schools. It traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, the lawyer who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the second president of the United States.
- New York Bar Association
The New York Bar Association has a membership of more than 70,000 lawyers, representing every town, city and county in the state. The New York State Bar Association is the oldest and largest voluntary state bar organization in the nation.
- Law Society of England and Wales
The Law Society of England and Wales is the professional association that represents the solicitors’ profession in England and Wales. It provides services and support to practicing and training solicitors as well as serving as a sounding board for law reform. Members of the Society are often consulted when important issues are being debated in Parliament or by the executive. The society was formed in 1825.
- Law Society of Scotland
The Law Society of Scotland is the governing body for Scottish solicitors. It was established by the Legal Aid & Solicitors (Scotland) Act in 1949. In essence, the Society promotes the interests of the solicitors' profession in Scotland and the interests of the public in relation to the profession.
- Bombay Bar Association
Established in 1862, the Bombay Bar Association (BBA) is one of the oldest in the country. It is an association of lawyers practicing on the Original Side of the Bombay High Court. The BBA has produced some of India’s greatest judges, lawyers and jurists. Indeed, a list of its past and present members would read like a Who’s Who of the law in India. The Bar Association has given the country several Chief Justices of India, Attorney-Generals, Solicitor-Generals and Advocate-Generals of the State