Black Lawyers Matter

Supporting the MBBA equals supporting Black lawyers.

We welcome all individuals to join as members, from admitted attorneys, current law students & recent law students awaiting admission, to paralegals and other legal professionals. Non-lawyers who embrace and want to promote the mission of the Association are also encouraged to join.

Professional Development

Member only opportunities to develop and further your career objectives.

Members are welcome to join a Committee, Section or Division to further their professional goals and objectives. For more information about joining a Committee, Section or Division click here.

Networking Opportunities

Members have access to our network of over 1,000 attorneys.

Membership provides a number of opportunities for networking with other attorneys in the Metropolitan area, whether at our CLE classes, lectures, workshops and seminars, or other special events like our Annual Scholarship Gala. We are also an affiliate of the National Bar Association.

Advocacy Opportunities

Members have opportunities to support our communities with legal advocacy.

MBBA Members make a difference by analyzing and commenting on proposed legislation and rules; presenting testimony at hearings and other public forums, screening candidates for judicial office and publishing recommendations concerning their suitability for election or appointment, as well as, coordinating and volunteering at free legal clinics.

Leadership Opportunities

Apply to chair a section, division, or committee to plan programs & events.

Some opportunities include: Sponsoring programs, lectures, workshops, & seminars on substantive legal & professional development topics. Hosting events for the development & strengthening of professional & social relationships, & organizing & supporting community projects such as Toys-For-Tots, Adopt-A-School, & community legal clinics.

Community

Join our online community to connect with attorneys & legal professionals.

Create a profile, for inclusion on our online “Find A Lawyer” directory as well as our member only virtual community, for referrals and to establish personal networks. Search by firm, committee, practice area, firm size, law school, and more.