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.


UPCOMING EVENT: Statewide Diversity Conference: “Diversity Is Good Business”

Since 2006, the Minority Bar Associations Collaboration Project (WAMBAC) has presented the Statewide Diversity Conference.  Inspired by the ABA Conference for the Minority Lawyer, WAMBAC’s Statewide Diversity Conference is an opportunity for legal professionals to convene, learn about and discuss ideas, trends, and issues impacting and affecting diversity in the legal profession. The theme for the 2015 conference is “Diversity is Good Business”. 6 CLE credit hours are pending approval. Parking is not included in the cost of registration.

When:             Friday, February 6, 2015
Where:            William H. Gates Hall | University of Washington Law School
Registration:  Register here (Cost: $50)


Philip L. Burton Memorial 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 Application Deadline is May 15, 2015 and should be mailed or faxed with confirmation of receipt to the contact listed on the application. Download the LMBA Philip L. Burton Memorial Scholarship Application Now.

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