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This is an unprecedented era of female leadership at the American Bar Association. Women are leading our Board, task forces, committees and practice specialty groups. Paulette Brown proudly serves as ABA President and is pleased that the next two presidents will also be women. We need your help to continue forging a more inclusive legal profession.

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Paulette Brown

ABA President

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Patricia Lee Refo

ABA Chair, House of Delegates

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Linda Klein

ABA President-Elect

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Mary Torres

ABA Secretary

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Hilarie Bass

ABA President-Elect Nominee

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Deborah Enix-Ross

ABA Chair-Elect Nominee, House of Delegates

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Michelle Behnke

ABA Treasurer-Elect Nominee

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Mary Smith

ABA Secretary-Elect Nominee


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