The Loren Miller Bar Association (LMBA) is a Washington statewide organization and the 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 50 years, the LMBA 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 Loren Miller Bar Association seeks to continue to provide leadership, networking opportunities and an outlet to address complex issues in our community.
Your contribution helps further our mission. Thank you!
LMBA’s programs are facilitated through our Committees and SubCommittees. Volunteers are welcomed to help support us in this important work.
We offer memberships for students, solo practitioners/small firms public/government/academia, judges, and large firms.
No in-person events at this time
Due to the pandemic, LMBA cancelled all its spring and summer 2020 events and meetings, including the May 8th Annual Dinner (read Immediate Past President Raina Wagner's letter on the cancellation here) and the annual Founders' Picnic.
We rallied with online General Body and JEC meetings, joined other minority bar associations for a virtual mentoring session, and most notably, conducted a virtual fundraiser for the Scholarship Fund. The virtual event raised about $25,000! Thanks to presenting sponsor Microsoft; Diamond Sponsors Amazon, K&L Gates LLP, and Emery Reddy, PLLC; and Gold Sponsors Kenneth C. Burton Law Offices, Connelly Law, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, Starbucks, the Hon. Frank Cuthbertson (ret.) and Jackie Beery, and Catherine Delostrinos. We also had support from more than 60 individual donors. Thank you!
LMBA 50th Anniversary Film
LMBA Statement Supporting Protests and Black Lives Matter
The redesign and maintenance of this website were funded by the generous donations in memory of LMBA Founder The Hon. Donald D. Haley. The donations also support a legal scholarship in Judge Haley's name. Find more information on our Scholarships Page.