ABA Journal


ABA Journal/The Lawyer’s Magazine

Magazine Editorial Profile

Read by nearly half of the nation’s 1 million-plus lawyers, ABA Journal/The Lawyer’s Magazine is the leading publication for practicing attorneys in all areas of law and in firms of all sizes. It provides in-depth analysis of the trends, people and finances of the legal profession – from Wall Street to Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue.

Magazine Editorial Sections

Opening Statements - A fast-paced section of news, trends, profiles and statistics that opens the magazine
National Pulse - News stories that put the latest court decisions in perspective
Supreme Court Report - Analysis of the nation's highest court that goes beyond the headlines
The Practice - Expert advice on how to become a better advocate
Ethics - Breaking down the latest rules on what attorneys can and cannot do
Business of Law - Coverage of law firm management, solos and small firms, associates, legal technology and work/life balance
Precedents - A look back at a moment in legal history that happened this month

Recent Journalism Awards

American Society of Business Publication Editors

Azbee 2014 Magazine of the Year - ABA Journal

National Gold Award, Best Web News Section, ABA Journal - Law News Now, 2014

National Silver Award, Opening Page/Spread - Photo, "Of Human Bondage," 2014

Regional Gold Award, Online Excellence Photo Gallery/Slide Show, "13 Pioneering Women In American Law," 2014

Regional Gold Award, Opening Page/Spread - Photo, “Of Human Bondage,” 2014

Regional Gold Award, Web News Section, ABA Journal - Law News Now, 2014

Regional Gold Award, Individual Profile - Long, “Meet the Man Who Would Save Guantanamo,” 2014

Regional Silver Award, Front Cover - Illustration, “Can this Lawyer Save Guantanamo?” 2014

Regional Silver Award, Case History, “Should This Toy Be Saved?” 2014

Regional Silver Award, Feature Article Design, “The 25 Greatest Law Novels Ever," 2014

Regional Silver Award, News Analysis, "Crimes In The Lab,” 2014

Regional Silver Award, Opening Page/Spread - Illustration, "The Siege On State Courts," 2014

Regional Bronze Award, Front Cover - Illustration, “Keeping It Civil” 2014

Regional Bronze Award, Feature Article - General Interest, "Death of a Practice," 2014

National Gold Award, Online Excellence, "New Normal," 2013

Lisagor Awards, sponsored by the Chicago Headline Club

2014 Winner, In-Depth Reporting, "Crimes in the Lab," September 2013

Webby Awards

Official Honoree, Law, ABAJournal.com, 2011
Official Honoree, Law, ABAJournal.com, 2009
People's Voice Award, Law, ABAJournal.com, 2008

Extra: Complete list of current and previous awards

Reader Profile

375,000 practicing attorneys receive the ABA Journal each month. Most subscribers are ABA members.


ABA Journal Subscribers

% Male 68.9%   
% Female 31.1%
Average Age 49.9
Median Age 50.9
Average HHI $292,000
Median HHI $215,900
% College Degree 100%
%Partner or Senior/Managing Partner 

Source: ABA Journal Reader Profile Study, June 2007, MRI Market Solutions