ABA Watch August 2013 ABA Watch has a very simple purpose—to provide facts and information on the Association, thereby helping readers to assess independently the value of the organization’s activities and to decide for themselves what the proper role of the ABA should be in our legal culture.  We believe this project is helping to foster a more robust debate about the legal profession and the ABA’s role within it, and we invite you to be a part of this exchange by thinking about it and responding to the material contained in this and future issues.