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The ABA Retirement Funds Program has been serving the retirement needs of the legal community for 50 years.  In 1963, the ABA Retirement Funds Program ("the Program") was established to offer unique retirement solutions exclusively to the legal community.  The Program encourages lawyers to save and plan for retirement and leverages its size to bring together premiere service providers.

  • Investment fiduciary, trust and custody services from Northern Trust Investments, Inc. and its affiliate The Northern Trust Company ("Northern Trust"), a leading global asset manager that services 74% of the top 100 corporate retirement plans1
  • Recordkeeping services from Voya2, one of the largest Defined Contribution recordkeepers in the industry
  • Self-directed brokerage account through TD Ameritrade3
  • No out-of-pocket expense to law firms regardless of size

As one of the longest standing member benefits affiliated with the American Bar Association, the Program helps more than 37,000 legal professionals meet their retirement needs.  The Program is committed to offering a low cost, flexible, and comprehensive retirement plan solution that meets the oversight, investments, and service needs of law firms.






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The 2010 Retirement Date Fund will terminate after the close of business on March 27, 2015 in accordance with its investment strategy and objective.  Please see the letter mailed to all Program participants, which can be accessed here, for more information.  Please also refer to the Plan- and Investment-Related Disclosure that was included with the mailing.

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We are pleased to inform you that a Glossary of Investment Terms has been added to the Program's website. The glossary is intended to assist Program participants, beneficiaries, and those eligible for the Program, better understand the Program's investment options. To access the glossary click here.

View a recording of our latest webinar: Administering Your Firm’s Retirement Plan Best Practices.

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Administering your firm’s retirement plan, one of many important responsibilities you have, can be a complex and time consuming aspect of your job. The firm may look to you to understand your plan’s provisions, fee structure and operational requirements. All of this within a backdrop that usually includes multiple providers and ever-changing governmental regulations. Join this session to explore some of the best practices implemented by the ABA Retirement Funds Program. Whether your firm has a plan, or is considering establishing one, hear how to navigate the complex and shifting world of retirement plan administration.
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 April 16-18
ABA Solo, Small firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo)
NAPABA Western Regional Conference
Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa
Honolulu, HI

April 17-18
The West Virginia State Bar, Annual
The Resort at Glade Springs
Daniels, WV

April 18
Nebraska Bar, Barrister’s Ball
La Vista Embassy Suites
La Vista, NE

April 30-May 1
Ohio State Bar Association, Annual Meeting
Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
Sandusky, OH

April 30-May 1
NJAJ Educational Foundation
Boardwalk Seminar

Bally’s Atlantic City
Atlantic City, NJ

May 13-15
New Jersey State Bar Association, Annual
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Atlantic City, NJ

June 7-12
Louisiana State Bar Association, Annual
Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
Destin, FL

June 10-13
Arkansas Bar Association, Annual
Hot Springs Convention Center
Hot Springs, AR

June 11-12
Missouri Solo Small Firm Conference
Branson Convention Center
Branson, MO

June 15
Connecticut Bar Association, Annual
Connecticut Convention Center
Hartford, CT


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