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Legal and Law Enforcement Associations

This page provides a directory of legal and law enforcement associations that are an excellent place to make industry contacts and connections that could help you find your next job. To find a complete list of professional associations please visit our professional associations section.

Legal and Law Enforcement Associations

  • American Bar Association – with over 400,000 members the American Bar Association (ABA) is the largest legal association in the world. The ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, lawyer support programs and services, and public initiatives. The website offers jobs, directory of ABA divisions, job hunting resources for attornies, and more.
  • American Bar Association, Law Student Division – offers job listings and a variety of useful career resources.
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel – offers a membership directory that is very useful for networking.
  • American Corporate Counsel Association – has more than 16,500 members in more than 53 countries representing over 7000 corporation, with 45 chapters. Their membership represents 49 of the Fortune 50 companies and 98 of the Fortune 100 companies. Offers a membership directory that is very useful for networking (for association members only).
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association – has over 16,000 members, mostly composed of intellectual property lawyers in private & corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. The website offers information on meetings and provides a lot of useful information.
  • American Law Institute – offer a useful newsletter that will keep you up-to-date on a variety of new legal topics.
  • American Society for Industrial Security – includes more than 33,000 members and is the preeminent international organization for professionals responsible for security, including managers and directors of security. The website offers information on local association chapters, industry events, and provides a variety of professional development resources.
  • American Society for Law Enforcement Training – has approximately 5,500 members. Website offers information on association conferences and other resources.
  • American Society of International Law – has over 4,000 members from 100 countries and includes attorneys, academics, corporate counsel, judges and representatives of foreign governments. The website offers information on association events and career resources.
  • American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics – members include attorneys, physicians, nurses, ethicists, educators, allied health professionals, hospital and public administrators, risk managers, pharmacists, social workers, and students. The website provides a lot of useful information.
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America – includes more than 56,000 members worldwide, and a network of United States and Canadian affiliates. The website offers information on association conventions, a useful member directory, discusion forums and more.
  • Center for Public Resources Institute for Dispute Resolution – offers a useful directory of practioners and a few other useful resources.
  • Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas (CLEAT) – membership includes more than 14,000 police officers, deputy sheriff’s, and is associated with 80 local law enforcement organziations. Provide a number of resources for law enforcement professionals. Website offers conference information and links to resources.
  • Computer Law Association – is one of the largest international organizations of information technology law professionals. Their website offers access to industry information as other useful resources.
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association – include over 20,000 federal agents from over 50 different federal law enforcement agencies. The association website provides information on meetings, conferences, and the industry.
  • International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators – has over 1,600 members and includes over 1,000 colleges and universities located in twenty countries. Website provides access to jobs, provides information on local chapters, meetings, and conferences.
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police with over 19,000 members in 90 countries is the oldest and largest nonprofit organization of police executives in the world. The website provides job openings, information on conferences and meeting, and a variety of other useful resources.
  • JURIST – is produced for the legal education of its readers and law student staffers, and uses the latest Internet technology to track important legal news and materials. Website provides access to news, resources, and information.
  • Law Enforcement Associations – large directory of law enforcement associations in the state of California and throughout the United States.
  • Legal Associations – directory of legal associations located throughout the United States.
  • Legal Marketing Association – is a non-profit assocation that serves the needs of individuals involved in marketing within the legal profession. The website offers job listings, as well as information on local chapters, conferences, and more.
  • Maritime Law Association of the U.S. – provides information on events, committees, and also provides quite a few other useful resources.
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  • National Association for Legal Professionals – this association is dedicated to meeting the needs of legal support staff. The website provides information on local chapters, committees, and other useful resources.
  • National Black Police Association – provides information on local association chapters that could be useful for networking in select geographies.
  • National Federation of Paralegal Association – is dedicated to provide support to paralegal professionals. The website offers useful resources for networking, job listings, and more.
  • National Law Enforcement Recruiters Association – is the largest law enforcement, corrections, military and private security human resources organization in the United States. The websites offers a variety of useful resources including information on upcoming events, conferences, law enforcement jobs.
  • National Association of Police Organizations – membership includes more than 2,000 police unions and associations, 236,000 law enforcement officers, 11,000 retired law enforcement officers and more than 100,000 citizens. Websites includes information on conferences, associations meetings, and provides a number of useful resources.
  • National Sheriffs’ Association – provides a variety of resources for law enforcement officers.
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association – The Texas Trial Lawyers Association is a member organization comprised of plaintiff’s attorneys for the state of Texas.