The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation's oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges. It represents the interests of approximately 65,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students.The NBA is organized around 23 substantive law sections, 9 divisions, 12 regions and 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and around the world.  

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Register today for the NBA 95th Convention & Exhibits delivered virtually!

For the first time in the National Bar’s proud history, we will deliver a totally digital experience for our 95th Annual Convention & Exhibits in July 2020. We intend to deliver the extraordinary content, context, and incomparable uniqueness of the joyful experience that is the well-known hallmark of the NBA Annual Convention.

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NBA CELEBRATES 2020 LAW SCHOOL GRADUATES AND BROWN V. BD OF EDU

On Behalf of the NBA Board of Governors: Congratulations to the 2020 law school graduates!
America and the NBA needs you! On May 17, 1954, the first African American U.S, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, a former National Bar Association Treasurer, and others stood on the steps of the United States Supreme Court celebrating an extraordinary legal victory. Read more...

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Dear Board Members: Our President works tirelessly to promote the National Bar Association. She has exhibited incredible energy in promoting our organization. In order for our subsequent leaders to have a successful bar year, we must continue to constantly raise funds to support the programs and objectives of our organization. This guarantees the NBA’s long-term fiscal stability and allows us to consistently carry out our important mission. Read more...
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2020 NBA NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Submit your nominations today for the 2020 NBA Board, Fred Gray Hall of Fame, and Regions and Affiliates!

REGISTER FOR OUR WEBINAR SERIES

The National Bar Association presents a series of webinars with topics ranging from COVID-19 and its impact on the legal profession, small business, employment and the world overall. We are excited to bring these programs, in cooperation with stellar educational and leading law firms in the country.
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The National Bar Association presents a series of webinars with topics ranging from COVID-19 and its impact on the legal profession, small business, employment and the world overall.  We are excited to bring these programs, in cooperation with stellar educational and leading law firms in the country.

Where: Virtual, DC
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For the first time in the National Bar's proud history, we will deliver a totally digital experience for our 95th Annual Convention & Exhibits in July 2020. We intend to deliver the extraordinary content, context, and incomparable uniqueness of the joyful experience that is the well-known hallmark of the NBA Annual Convention.

When: July 25–29, 2020
Where: Virtual

SECTIONS & DIVISONS - IMPORTANT NOTICE

CONTACT INFORMATION
To section and division chairs, please review the published contact information about your section and division on the NBA WEBSITE. If the information is incorrect please email membership@nationalbar.org to request a change.

SEMINAR REQUIREMENTS
NBA Sections and Regions are constitutionally required to conduct CLE Seminars (which can include Webinars) each bar year. Hosts must submit a proposal for each seminar or webinar they wish to host by contacting membership@nationalbar.org.

SECTIONS: Chapter VII, Section 4 of the NBA Bylaws states, “Each section shall conduct a minimum of two substantive seminars during the Association year”. 
REGIONS: Chapter VI, Section 54 of the NBA Bylaws state, “each Region shall conduct at least one continuing legal education program within the Region during the Association year.”
Other NBA Entities Which May Recommend CLE Topics:
(1) the ad hoc committee
(2) the amicus brief ad hoc committee
(3) NBA members


DIVISIONS: NBA Divisions are not required to host seminars but are encouraged to do so.