State & National Bar Organizations

National Bar Association
The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation’s oldest and largest association of African American lawyers and judges.

California Association of Black Lawyers
The California Association of Black Lawyers held its first meeting in 1977 and was founded to provide a statewide presence for African American lawyers and judges.

John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles
The John M. Langston Bar Association has been representing the interests of African American attorneys and judges in the Los Angeles community for more than 50 years and is named after an historic abolitionist, leader and United States Congressman in the 19th Century.

Charles Houston Bar Association

The Charles Houston Bar Association is the organization representing African American attorneys and judges in northern California and promoting access to justice throughout the community.

Wiley Manuel Bar Association

The Wiley Manual Bar Association is the Sacramento area Bar Association founded in 1977 to support legal professionals  and to advance the economic, political, educational and social interests of the community.

Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles
The Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles was founded in 1975 to address the need for a specific entity to focus on the needs of African American female attorneys and judges.

American Bar Association
Formed in 1878, the American Bar Association represents the interests of the legal community generally across the United States.

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