Join The MBLA


2017-2018 Rates

  • Judiciary: Honorary
  • Students: Free
  • Academia, Government or Legal Service: $50
  • Practicing less than 5 years: $75
  • Practicing more than 5 years: $150
  • Lifetime member: $1,500

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The MBLA membership year runs April 1 – March 31.

The 2016-2017 term expires on March 31, 2017.
The new 2017-2018 term begins on April 1, 2017.


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Five Reasons to Become a Member of the MBLA:

Sharpen Your Practice Skills – Whether you are beginning your career, developing new practice areas, or starting your own firm, the MBLA’s seminars can help you gain the knowledge and skills you need. The programs feature expert speakers and comprehensive written material that will be useful to you in your practice.

Stay Informed – The MBLA newsletter contains information on legal newsmakers, announcements of upcoming programs, and information exclusively for members. The MBLA newsletter is emailed directly to you.

Expand Your Client Base – For those in private practice, client development is critical. There is no better place to network than the MBLA. Participation in MBLA activities offers many opportunities to meet fellow African-American lawyers and develop new business relationships.

Obtain Help Finding a Job or Changing Careers – The MBLA offers a variety of ways for you to search for your first job or a new opportunity. The MBLA periodically circulates professional opportunities, especially those employers reaching out to the African-American legal community.

Help Improve The Image of African-American Lawyers – Gain valuable experience and assist the community by volunteering for the MBLA’s community service activities. No time commitment is too small and our help can really make a difference to someone else.

Contact Us

Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association
c/o The Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108


  • MBLA Annual Meeting and Call To Leadership - April 18, 2017

    The MBLA 2017 Annual Meeting, at which Officers and Directors will be elected, will be held on Tuesday, April 18, at the Boston Bar Association, 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108 at 6:00 p.m. The MBLA is now accepting applications for Officer, Director and Board Committee leadership positions for the 2017-2018 administrative year. Application materials for elected positions must be submitted by Friday, April 7, at noon EST. For appointed positions, the submission deadline is Friday, April 21, at noon EST. When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 6:00 p.m. Where: Boston Bar Association, 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108

  • 8th Annual MBLA Clambake - August 19, 2017

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