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New Website Launches

May 14, 2008, Press releases

The American Bar Foundation has launched its new Website. The re-vamped went “live” on May 14, 2008 after a year in development. Designed to serve the organization’s many and varied constituents, the Website is envisioned by ABF leadership as the gateway to the Foundation’s scholars, findings, and publications. “The ABF intellectual product is unparalleled,” said Robert L. Nelson, Director of the American Bar Foundation, “and we finally have the means to spread the word to our academic colleagues, our supporters, and the world.”

 Developing an infrastructure that effectively addresses the needs of the research faculty, the 9,000 – strong membership society, The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, and external users has been an enormous challenge.  “But we have met it,” said Eileen C. Gallagher, Assistant Director for Governance, Liaison, and Legal Affairs. “The site is very flexible, and our staff can provide updates that are immediately ‘live.’  Our internal and external ABF users get the information they need from our site and they know that everything is up to date. It reflects our organization’s momentum.”

The American Bar Foundation is the nation’s leading research institute for the empirical study of law.  An independent, nonprofit organization, for more than fifty years the ABF has advanced the understanding and improvement of law through research projects of unmatched scale and quality on the most pressing issues facing the legal system in the United States and the world.

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