You're right, it's not worth the risk.
Right, because ABA probably wouldn't notice either. But that's not the point.
The point is you get into your career. You get some high profile cases. You become the DA of wherever-you-live. You get tough on crime and make the right PR moves. Suddenly you're Governor of wherever-you-live. Some more tough on crime, kind on poverty, good PR moves, and you're running for president!
Your opponent breaks out the hate-ad campaign, "Candidate Whoever lied on his law school application!"
You're absolutely funny.