ABA Decline: Why Are Fewer Lawyers Joining The Club?

Law360 (July 24, 2018, 10:42 AM EDT) -- The American Bar Association’s leadership is working to figure out why fewer lawyers are joining the association now than in previous decades and how to remedy that decline, but the group could be fighting against an overarching, generational shift that has plagued other professional associations and has shown no signing of ebbing.

The organization raked in $84 million from dues revenue in 2009, during the depths of a major recession, and in the years since those statistics were released, the ABA’s membership and consequently the dues it collects from those members has persistently fallen, landing at $68.7 million in the 2017...

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