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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 ING2, 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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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: How is Washington, D.C. impacting my retirement plan?

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There are many conversations taking place in Washington that may result in changes for retirement plans. This e-Seminar is designed to provide you with up-to-date information that you may need to administer your plan, including:

  • Upcoming document restatements – what they mean to you
  • New proposals out of Washington – how they affect how you administer your plan
  • The latest focus from the DoL and IRS – what you have to watch out for
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August 5-7
National Association of Bar Executives, Annual
Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA

August 7-9
National Counsel of Bar Presidents, Annual
Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA

August  8-10
American Bar Association, Annual Meeting
Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

August 11-12
Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Solo & Small Firm
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
Duluth, MN

August 13
ALA Greater Phoenix, Valley of the Sun Chapter, Educational and Business Partner Expo
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

August 14
Atlanta ALA Business Partner Expo
Cobb Galleria Centre
Atlanta, GA

August 27
ALA New Orleans Chapter
ALA Business Partners’ Mardi Gras Expo
Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, LA

September 4-6
ALA, Business Law Conference
Hilton Portland & Executive Towers, Portland, OR

September 11-13
ALA, Business Law Conference
Palmer House, Chicago, IL

September 11-14
The State Bar of California, Annual
Grand Hyatt San Diego, San Diego, CA

September 16
New Jersey Association of Legal Administrators
Business Partner Exposition
Mayfair Farms, West Orange, NJ

October 6-8
ALA, Business Law Conference
Renaissance Worthington, Ft. Worth, TX

October 8-10
Indiana State Bar Association, Annual
Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN

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