ABA Copyright & Intellectual Property Policy

All materials contained on the ABA Websites as defined in the Terms of Use are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of the ABA, or in the case of third party materials, the owner of that content. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. You may, however, download material from ABA Websites one machine readable copy and one print copy per page for your personal, non-commercial use only.

Links to websites other than those owned by the ABA are offered as a service to our users. The ABA was not involved in their production and is not responsible for their content. For further information, see Section 12, Terms of Use. The ABA also has no responsibility for content generated by third party users such as comments and on discussion boards. The Terms of Use for these services are found here.

It is the ABA’s policy in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may be repeat infringers of the copyright and intellectual property rights of others.

Notice For Claims Of Intellectual Property Or Copyright Infringement; Agent For Notice Of Infringement

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide ABA's Copyright Agent the following information:

  • an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
  • a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  • a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the ABA site;
  • your address, telephone number, and email address;
  • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; AND
  • a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.

The ABA's Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:

By mail:

Office of the General Counsel
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60654

Reprints, Licensing & Permissions

Any reprint or permission requests to use any ABA publications and materials must be in writing to the following email address: copyright@americanbar.org.  Learn more about reprints, licensing and permissions

Revised: June 24, 2015