The purpose of the NBA is “to advance the science of jurisprudence, uphold the honor of the legal profession, promote social intercourse among the members of the bar, and protect the civil and political rights of all citizens of the United States.”
The Loren Miller Bar Association is a Region IX Affiliate of the National Bar Association. Region IX includes Hawaii, Oregon, California, Arizona, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Washington and Guam.
For all a listing of all Region IX affiliate events, please visit National Bar Association — Region IX.
The ABA strives to provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to expand your career. From ABA-sponsored workshops, meetings, seminars and CLE sessions to the widest variety of respected and up-to-date publications, the ABA is your association, dedicated to helping you advance your career and the legal profession.
The purpose of the WSBA website is to provide information to both lawyers in Washington State and to the public. Within the WSBA website, you will find information about being admitted to practice law in Washington, about the licensing and continuing legal education requirements for lawyers, and information about the lawyer discipline process.
The NAACP seeks remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes. This mission is accomplished by seeking the enactment and enforcement of federal, state and local laws securing civil rights, and by informing the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination.
The mission of the Urban League movement is to help African- Americans attain social and economic equality. More concretely, the bottom line goal of the National Urban League is to enable those who are striving toward the mainstream become economically self-reliant, responsible and equal citizens under the law.
The National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), founded in 1968, is a national organization formed to articulate and promote the needs and goals of black law students and effectuate change in the legal community. As the largest student run organization in the United States with over 6,000 members, NBLSA is also comprised of chapters or affiliates in six different countries including The Bahamas, Nigeria, and South Africa.
Organized into six regions (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southern, Mid-West, Rocky Mountain and Western Region), the organization has over 200 chapters and is present in all but a few of the nation’s accredited law schools, as well as unaccredited law schools. The headquarters of NBLSA is located in Washington, D.C. NBLSA encourages the development of talented, social conscious lawyers of tomorrow.
Each year, the organization holds an annual convention to engage in legal activism and prepare new generations of black lawyers to “effectuate change.” Additionally, the Frederick Douglass Moot Court and Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competitions are held during its Annual Convention. Notably, NBLSA assisted in the formation of the Black Law Students Association of Canada (BLSAC), The National Latino/Latina Student Association (NLLSA), National Association of Law Students with Disabilities (NALSD), and The National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (NAPALSA).
Local Chapters of NBLSA:
Black Law Student Association, Seattle University School of Law
Black Law Student Association, University of Washington