When the American Bar Association decided two years ago to abandon its position of neutrality on abortion, several thousand of the organization’s members resigned in protest. In response to the ABA’s endorsement of Roe v. Wade and the subsequent resignations by members who deplored the ABA’s action, a group of pro-life attorneys met in St. Louis and formed National Lawyers for Life. The purpose of this organization was to provide a national network to facilitate communication between pro-life attorneys on matters of common interest.
In June of this year, the Board of Directors of National Lawyers for Life decided to embrace a course of growth which would allow the organization to become an alternative professional association offering significant services to its members. Although now called the National Lawyers Association, the organization ‘s president, Mario Mandina, states that it will remain unequivocally pro-life.
National Lawyers Association now has members in 41 states and the District of Columbia. Dues are currently $50 annually. Attorneys wishing additional information may contact Mr. Mandina at City Center Square, P.O. Box 26275, Kansas City, Missouri 64194. Telephone: (8 16) 221- 1617 Fax: (816) 471-1181.