Loren Miller Bar Association

Welcome to the Loren Miller Bar Association’s (LMBA) website. LMBA is a statewide organization and local affiliate of the National Bar Association (“NBA”), which is the oldest minority bar and the largest organization of African-American attorneys in the United States. For more than 40 years, the Loren Miller Bar Association has thrived in its efforts to advance the social and economic well-being of our membership, while improving relations between the legal profession and community at-large. The legal profession is experiencing a time of enormous transformation and change. The Loren Miller Bar Association will continue to provide leadership, networking opportunity and understanding of complex issues as we continue to wade through what have been tumultuous economic times. This site will help you to remain informed, get involved, and stay connected. Browse through these pages and you will find many opportunities throughout the year to become active in our programs and events.


LMBA Job Search Strategy Panel

Date: April 26, 2014

Time: 10-12pm

Location: Seattle University School of Law

Join us for a panel presentation exploring job opportunities and job seeking strategies in several areas of our ever-changing legal profession.

The panel presentation will be followed by a one-hour resume work shop.

Confirmed panelists include: Darby DuComb, Chief of Staff for the Seattle City Attorney; Karen Summerville, founder of Legal Career Management;  Erika Uhl, Attorney Recruitment Coordinator for the Assistant Attorney General for the Washington Attorney General’s Office; Alisa Tazioli, the Managing Director at the legal recruiting firm of Major, Lindsey, & Africa; and Michael Walker, who will also facilitate a practical “how to” workshop on building a winning resume, interviewing techniques and avoiding common mistakes. Please expect additional details in the following weeks!

We hope you can join us on April 26 at SU Law.


Philip Burton Scholarship

The Loren Miller Bar Foundation provides the Philip L. Burton Memorial Scholarship to deserving third-year law students of African/African-American descent and/or law students who possess a demonstrated commitment to improving the African-American community. The scholarship funds are provided expressly to offset the recipient’s Washington State Bar Exam preparation course expenses. The amount of the award varies from year to year.


The scholarship committee will evaluate the information provided by each applicant in order to determine the recipients of the scholarship.


The Scholarship Application Deadline is May 9, 2014 and should be mailed or faxed with confirmation of receipt to the contact listed on the application. Download Application Now.


For questions, please contact Scholarship@LMBA.net. The scholarships are awarded at LMBA’s annual dinner in May of each year.