Associated Business Lawyers (ABL) is an association of independent lawyers. It is a nonprofit, non-partisan, membership organization devoted to advancing the legal services that are provided by our members. Without regard for politics or prevailing fashion, we dedicate our work to the belief that there is an imperative to improve professionalism of lawyers and the quality of legal advice.
ABL is a community lawyers, legal scholars, professors, law students and other legal and policy professionals committed to expanding liberty, increasing individual freedom, promoting justice and strengthening the rule of law based on jurisprudence of original intention.
Our mission is to preserve, protect and promote the principles of universal justice and law system; to improve the image of the legal profession by encouraging members to maintain the highest of ethical and moral standards; to provide services, benefits, technology, education, guidance and professional assistance to its members; to encourage members and the legal community as a whole to earn the respect and trust of the clientele by conducting themselves with utmost professionalism and integrity at all times.
ABL is led by a Board of Governors, each of whom is elected for a two year term. Each Board member must affirm the statement of purpose of ABL and agree to abide in all respects to the ABL policies and commit to the values of the ABL. The Board of Governors meet each year for an annual meeting, but holds quarterly and special meetings as required. The ABL officers include a President, Vice-President and Coordinator, each elected by the Board at the annual meeting for a two year term.
ABL Board also has a standing Executive Committee comprised of the Senior and Junior Members, and enacts other standing or special committees as needed to manage the operations of ABL. The aim of the ABL Steering Committee is to ensure successful delivery of projects including maximizing the benefits from the projects and ensuring that approved methodology is followed.
ABL members are diverse in their background, areas of practice areas and setting. Members of ABL include professionals in legal and advisory services in both public and private sector in the fields of Banking law, Insurance Law, Business Oriented Law, Company Law, Anti-trust & Competition Law, International Law & International Commercial Law, Contract Law, Tort Law, Intellectual Property Law and Land Law. Learn more about the benefits of membership in ABL by visiting the Membership page.
- Collective Representation of a Client
- Yearly General Assembly
- Regular Conferences
- Guidelines – a Training Package
- Couching – Learning-by-Doing Package