Persons: ABA Leader (President or Committee Chair)

Persons below served in a top leadership role with the national American Bar Association (ABA), either as President or Chair of an important committee.

Longtime Executive Director of Colorado Legal Services who was on many ABA committees and also special counsel to LSC President Helaine Barnett.
Senior positions with OEO Legal Services, LSC, NLADA. Later on LSC Board for nine years.
President of LSC for six years. Previously spent 37 years with Legal Aid Society in NYC and headed its civil division. Later a leader in legal aid in NY state.
Chaired U.S. CFTC. Co-founder of National Women's Law Center. SCLAID member. Chaired ABA’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary.
LSC board member. Served on Maine Supreme Court 1993-2007. Championed legal services for the poor.
President of NLADA. Chaired LSC. Led ABA committees. Board member of Legal Aid Society of St. Louis. Private practice.
Private practice lawyer who co-founded Bar Leaders for the Preservation of Legal Services in 1980s. Chair of SCLAID. Member of ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service.
Helped create the OEO Legal Services program and LSC. President of ABA. President of the International League for Human Rights.
Former president of the ABA during creation of the LSC, about which he dealt with President Nixon. Smith previously served on the ABA Committee on the Availability of Legal Services. Committed to civil legal aid.
Private practice partner who was President of ABA. Played key role in creating Florida's IOLTA program and Florida Legal Services as state backup center.
First Black director of Cook County Public Defender office. Chaired ABA Criminal Justice Section.
Private trial lawyer in Texas. Chaired SCLAID. Honored by NLADA.