Washington Bar Associations
Washington Bar Associations - Statewide
- Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), Seattle
The mission of the Washington State Bar Association is to promote justice and to serve its members and the public.CLE
- Asian Bar Association of Washington, Seattle
The objectives of this Association are to foster the exchange of ideas and information among and between the Association members and other members of the legal profession, the judiciary and the community; to encourage and promote the professional growth of the members of the Association; to provide an opportunity for fellowship among the Association's members; to provide service to the general and local community; to develop and encourage cooperation with other organizations of minority attorneys; and to provide a vehicle and forum for the expression of opinions and positions by the Association upon current social, political, economic, legal or other matters or events that concern the members of the Association.
- GLBT Bar Association of Washington, Seattle
To provide opportunities for members of the GLBT legal community to meet in a supportive, professional atmosphere to exchange ideas and information; To further the professional development of GLBT legal professionals and law students; To educate the public, the legal profession, and the courts about legal issues of particular concern to the GLBT community; To empower members of the GLBT community by improving access to the legal and judicial system and sponsoring education programs; and To promote and encourage the advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender attorneys in the legal profession.
- Korean American Bar Association of Washington, Seattle
The objectives of KABA are to foster the exchange of ideas and information among and between KABA members and other members of the legal profession, the judiciary and the community; to encourage and promote the professional growth of the KABA members; to provide an opportunity for fellowship among KABA members; to provide service to the general and local community; to develop and encourage cooperation with other organizations of minority attorneys; and to provide a vehicle and forum for the unified expression of opinions and positions by KABA upon current social, political, economic, legal or other matters or events of concern to the members of KABA.
- Latina/o Bar Association of Washington, Seattle
The purpose of the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington is to represent the concerns and goals of Latino attorneys and Latino people of the State of Washington. To do so, we encourage and promote the active participation of all Latino attorneys throughout the State and seek the involvement of Latino political, governmental, educational and business leaders. Efforts are made to encourage and assist Latino students and to recognize the needs and voice the concerns of Latino people and their communities. Of importance is the need to promote Latino judicial appointments, encourage respect for the integrity of the judicial system, and the pursuit of fairness, justice and equality. It is further our goal to become a unified and active participant within the legal community of the State of Washington and assist in providing solutions to the problems that confront our legal system and communities.
- Loren Miller Bar Association (LMBA), Seattle
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. The NBA’s purpose is the advancement of the social and economic well-being of its largely African-American membership; improving relations between the legal profession and the community at large; promoting understanding, goodwill and cooperation among lawyers and the interests of the legal profession; aiding in reforms for the economic and social welfare of all people in a manner consistent with the principles of a free democratic society; and improving the educational, social and economic status of the African-American community to eliminate discrimination.
- Northwest Indian Bar Association (NIBA), Tulalip
The Northwest Indian Bar Association (NIBA) is a non-profit organization comprised of Indian attorneys and judges in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, and in spirit in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, which aspires to improve the legal and political landscape for the Pacific Northwest Indian Country. The purposes and goals of NIBA are: To represent and foster the education and welfare of Native American attorneys, paralegals and tribal court personnel of the Pacific Northwest; To provide role models and mentors in the legal profession for Indian people, particularly Native American youth and law students; To encourage and promote pro bono legal work and civic involvement that benefits Indian people on reservations and in urban areas throughout the Pacific Northwest.
- South Asian Bar Association, Seattle
SABA is an organization of South Asian legal professionals in the Northwest dedicated to providing access to legal resources and support for issues relevant to the South Asian community. SABA is also committed to identifying and advancing the areas where economic, social and political interests intersect with South Asian legal issues. Finally, SABA serves as a liaison between South Asian legal professionals and the legal community at large.
Washington Bar Associations - Local
- Clark County Bar Association, Vancouver
Support the profession and participate in professional development, increase the profile of good legal practices, and engage in community outreach in lower SW Washington.CLE
- East King County Bar Association (EKCBA), Seattle
EKCBA was formed in 1962 to serve Seattle’s eastside legal community. Among its stated purposes were to cultivate and advance the science of jurisprudence; promote reform in the law; facilitate the administration of justice; uphold and elevate the standard of honor, integrity and courtesy in the profession; encourage education and promote a spirit of cordiality and brotherhood among the members.
- Island County Bar Association (ICBA), Oak Harbor
- King County Bar Association (KCBA), Seattle
The King County Bar Association provides support to its diverse membership; promotes a just, collegial and accessible legal system and profession; works with the judiciary to achieve excellence in the administration of justice; strives to benefit the community through its own efforts and those of its Foundation; and offers opportunities for public service and input into matters of public policy.CLE
- Kitsap County Bar Association, Port Orchard
- Pierce County Minority Bar Association, Tacoma
The purpose of the Pierce County Minority Bar Association is to facilitate professional development and relationships among the various minority attorneys and legal professionals who reside or practice in Pierce County. It also seeks to foster diversity in the legal community and serve as a conscience of Pierce County minority communities on legal issues affecting them.
- Skagit County Bar Association, Mount Vernon
The Skagit County Bar Association is a non-profit organization responsible for keeping Skagit County Lawyers in the know with regard to local legal happenings. We strive to maintain the dignity and honor of the profession; cultivate camaraderie and goodwill among our members; and to benefit the community through public service.
- Snohomish County Bar Association (SCBA), Everett
The purpose of the Snohomish County Bar Association is to: (a) Provide a means of exchange of information of interest to its members; (b) Provide substantive legal education through speakers, CLE courses, and other programs; (c) Provide social opportunities for members to interact with each other and with new members of the local Snohomish County Bar; (d) Promote professionalism, service to the public, including pro bono representation, and furtherance of bench-bar relations; and (e) Perform all other activities that enhance the practice of law in Snohomish County.CLE
- South King County Bar Association, Kent
The SKCBA was formed in 1959 to serve the South King County legal community.
- Spokane County Bar Association (SCBA), Spokane
The Spokane County Bar Association has been in existence since the early 1900s. In 1978 the Board of Trustees and the membership made the decision to establish a Bar Association office. At that time, there was one full time director and one part time law student. The Spokane County Bar Association at that time was approximately 350 members strong. Currently, there are approximately 1,000 members including Associate and Honorary Members.CLE
- Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association (TPCBA), Tacoma
The mission of the TPCBA shall be to maintain the dignity and honor of the legal profession; to promote the administration of justice; to cultivate a feeling of goodwill among its members; and to recommend, advocate and work for the enactment of laws which promote good government.CLE
- Thurston County Bar Association, Olympia
- Whatcom County Bar Association (WCBA), Bellingham
The Whatcom County Bar Association (WCBA) draws its members from the legal community in and around Bellingham, Washington. WCBA exists to promote the administration of justice, to cultivate goodwill among its members and the community, and to support the continuing education goals of its members.