Resource Spotlight: ABA Resources

The American Bar Association publishes more than 1,000 books, journals, National Institute seminar materials and other substantive works annually, leveraging the expertise of its members as authors and contributors.  Practitioners today rely on the ABA’s robust body of knowledge for timely coverage of emerging issues, subject treatises, practical guides, professional skill building, and even wellness advice.

Did you know that the PLRC is an archive for the ABA’s publications?  Through this arrangement, the Law Library maintains a near complete collection in our “ABA Archives” on the third floor of the library (just past Government Documents by the treadmills). When you’re searching in NU Search, you’ll notice these materials have a special call number: B, ABA.   Whether you’re seeking the latest edition of the Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct, a handbook with form templates and checklists, an update on a specific area of law, or tips for work life balance as an attorney, there is an ABA resource that can quickly provide you with the answers you need at the PLRC.

Search Northwestern’s library catalog, NU Search, for ‘American Bar Association’ as an author or publisher then limit your results to items at the Law Library, or click here to view ABA items at the PLRC published by the ABA in the last ten years. Bonus Tip: Search for your favorite ABA Section‘s items by adding the section’s name to a publisher name search, such as American Bar Association Business Law Section  or American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution

Finally, here a few notable selections to illustrate the breadth of ABA publications available now.

Emerging Issues

Drones Across America: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Regulation and State Laws





Protecting Against Cyber Threats: A Lawyer’s Guide To Choosing a Cyber-Liability Insurance Policy





Social Media Law: A Handbook of Cases & Use





America Votes!: Challenges to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights






Subject Treatises

Cancelled, Delayed, Grounded: Law for the Frustrated Air Traveler





Bankruptcy and Intellectual Property Deskbook: A Guide to IP, the Internet, and Bankruptcy Law





Daubert v. Frye: Admissibility of Expert Testimony: Fifty-State Survey





Beginner’s Guide to the Fair Housing Act






Practical Guides

Collection, Demand, and Commercial Letters for the General Practitioner





Confronting Mental Health Evidence: A Practical Plan to Examine Reliability and Experts in Family Law





Pricing on the Front Line






Professional Skill Building

The Practice Skills Toolkit: Tips on ADR, Discovery and Ethics





 Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling: Using Stories to Advocate, Influence, and Persuade





Mastering the Art of Depositions






Wellness Advice

The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation





Yoga for Lawyers: Mind-Body Techniques to Feel Better All the Time





Accelerating Lawyer Success: How to Make Partner, Stay Healthy, and Flourish in the Law Firm





Get the Most Out of Retirement: Checklist for Happiness, Health, Purpose, and Financial Security






Images courtesy of the American Bar Association Online Bookstore

Clinical Services Librarian, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

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