Lawyer Associations

    • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA)
      The Alabama Defense Lawyers Association is the State membership organization of all lawyers involved in the defense of civil litigation. As such, the ADLA wishes to express its strong commitment to the goal of diversity in its membership. Our member attorneys conduct business throughout the United States, and the ADLA values highly the perspectives and varied experiences which are found only in a diverse membership. The promotion and retention of a diverse membership is essential to the success of our organization as a whole as well as our respective professional pursuits. Diversity brings to our organization a broader and richer environment which produces creative thinking and solutions. As such, the ADLA embraces and encourages diversity in all aspects of its activities. The ADLA is committed to creating and maintaining a culture that supports and promotes diversity in its organization.


    • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
      The Mission Of The American Association For Justice Is To Promote A Fair And Effective Justice System – And To Support The Work Of Attorneys In Their Efforts To Ensure That Any Person Who Is Injured By The Misconduct Or Negligence Of Others Can Obtain Justice In America’s Courtrooms, Even When Taking On The Most Powerful Interests.


    • American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
      The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is a national organization of approximately 2,600 lawyers elected to membership by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors.


    • Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
      The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world’s largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations around the globe. We promote the common interests of our members, contribute to their continuing education, help them succeed in their careers and provide a voice on issues of national and international importance.


    • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
      The American Immigration Lawyers Association Is The National Association Of Immigration Lawyers Established To Promote Justice, Advocate For Fair And Reasonable Immigration Law And Policy, Advance The Quality Of Immigration And Nationality Law And Practice, And Enhance The Professional Development Of Its Members.


    • Appellate Lawyers Association (ALA)
      Our Mission Is To: Systematically Review All Pertinent Legislation And Rules Of Court Affecting Jurisdiction And Procedure In The Appeal Of Cases To Achieve Greater Clarity, Fairness And Comprehensiveness. Facilitate Closer And More Effective Liaisons Between Lawyers Concentrating On The Appeal Of Cases, The Appellate Bench And The Legislature. Improve The Standards Of Quality And Competence In The Preparation Of Cases On Appeal. Exchange Ideas And Techniques, Resolve Common Problems, And Discuss Matters Of Mutual Interest To Those Focused On This Field.


    • Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM)
      The Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization of over one hundred Asian American lawyers, judges, and law professors. Since its incorporation in 1984, AALAM has devoted its energy and resources to a variety of civic and professional activities at the local, state, and national levels.


    • Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
      Discuss And Take Action On Questions Of Law And Justice That Affect The Lgbt Community;strengthen Professional And Social Ties Among Lgbt Members Of The Legal Profesion;build Coalitions With Other Legal Organizations To Combat All Forms Of Discrimination;promote The Appointment Of Lgbt Attorneys To The Judiciary, Public Agencies And Commissions In The Bay Area; And Provide A Forum For The Exchange Of Ideas And Information Of Concern To Members Of The Lgbt Legal Community.


    • Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA)
      The Boston Patent Law Association (bpla) Is An Association Of Intellectual Property Professionals, Providing Educational Programs And A Forum For The Interchange Of Ideas And Information Concerning Patent, Trademark, And Copyright Laws.


    • Chicago Council of Lawyers
      The Chicago Council Of Lawyers Is A Non-partisan Public Interest Bar Association That Is Dedicated To Improving The Quality Of Justice In The Legal System By Advocating For Fair And Efficient Administration Of Justice. The Chicago Council Of Lawyers Works For Effectiveness, Accountability And Equity In The Law So That Everyone Has An Equal Chance For Justice. We Accomplish Our Mission With The Help Of A Dedicated Staff Made Up Of Lawyers, Non-lawyers And Volunteers In The Cook County Area Who Contribute Their Knowledge Of Law, Passion, And Resources. The Chicago Council Of Lawyers’ Mission- To Promote Justice For All Individuals Locally And Nationally- Is Exhibited By Taking Public Positions On Critical Issues, Writing Legislation, Working To Create And Pass Bills At The Local And State Levels, Speaking Out Through The Media, Collaborating With Other Organizations And Holding Public Forums, And Expressing Our Viewpoints Directly To Policymakers.


    • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
      The Purpose Of Consumer Attorneys Of Los Angeles Is: To Represent The Interests Of Plaintiffs’ Trial Lawyers And Their Clients. To Improve The Quality Of Legal Representation By Educating Trial Lawyers And Other Legal Professionals. To Encourage Cooperation Among Members. To Promote The Highest Standards Of Ethical Conduct And Integrity Among Trial Lawyers. To Protect The Rights Of Injured Victims. To Promote The Public Good Through Concerted Efforts To Secure Safe Products, A Safe Workplace, A Clean Environment, Eliminate Discrimination, And Quality Health Care. To Improve The Administration Of Justice. To Preserve The Constitutional Right To Trial By Jury.


    • Decalogue Society of Lawyers
      The Decalogue Society Is A Bar Association Of Attorneys Who Are Interested In Maintaining Ties With The Jewish People. Members Are Located Primarily In Illinois, As Well As Other States And Israel. The Society’s Members Seek To Combine Aspects Of Their Lives Unique To Being Both Attorneys And Jews. Decalogue Serves As A Crucial And Unique Forum To Combine Those Attributes In The Activities, Goals, And Strength Of A Bar Association.


    • Its Goals Remain The Same:to Promote A Level Playing Field In Civil Litigation And To Foster Our Members’ Growth As Professionals.we Do This Through Our Publications, Quality Cle Programs, Networking And Support Of Fellow Members, And Collegial And Social Membership Meetings. Our Interests Span Such Diverse Issues As Law Practice Economics, Legislative Developments, Influencing Substantive Law, Developing Professional Referrals, Sharing Expert Information, Supporting Members On Statewide Committees And Elected Offices . . The List Is Long.


    • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL)
      Our Mission: To Promote Fairness And Justice Through Member Education, Services And Support, Public Outreach, And A Commitment To Quality Representation For All.


    • International Lawyers Network
      The ILN is an association of 89 high-quality, full-service law firms with over 5,000 lawyers world-wide. The Network provides clients with easily accessible legal services in 69 countries on six continents. ILN member firms offer expertise in a broad range of practice areas, including: Corporate and commercial law; Securities law; Taxation Commercial litigation; Employment and expatriate law; Government contracting; Intellectual property law; Estate planning and administration; Alternative dispute resolution


    • International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA)
      The International Municipal Lawyers Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the interests and education of local government lawyers. IMLA champions the development of fair and realistic legal solutions, and assists members on the vast and cutting edge legal issues facing local government lawyers today. Our successful CLE Events, expansive network of legal professionals, and our local government specific information channels make IMLA the essential organization for any advancing local government attorney.


    • Italian American Lawyers Association (IALA)
      The Italian American Lawyers Assn. (iala), A Los Angeles-area Bar Association, Was Founded In 1977. It Is Known For Its Outstanding Speakers, Authentic Italian Meals, And A Zip No Other Bar Association We Know Of Has. Annual Events Include The Installation Ball, The “gaelic And Garlic Night” Held In Conjunction With The Irish American Bar Assn., “a Night With The Supreme Court” Featuring Members Of Our State’s High Court, And “marco Polo Night” Held Jointly With The Southern California Chinese Lawyers Assn. And The Japanese American Bar Assn.


    • Korean American Lawyers Association (KALAGNY)
      Kalagny Is A Non-profit Organization Established In 1986 To Promote The Interests And Benefits Of Its Members Made Up Of Mostly Korean-heritage Attorneys Practicing In Greater New York. Its Membership Is Open To Not Only Korean-speaking Attorneys Of New York But Also Any Attorneys Duly Licensed To Practice In The State Of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut And Beyond, Regardless Of Their Age, Sex And Heritage.


    • La Raza Lawyers Association of California
      La Raza Lawyers of California is an non-profit association organized in 1977 to support Chicano and Latino Lawyers in California and serve as a statewide network for local affiliate La Raza Lawyers Groups. We meet quarterly at various locations around the state and represent 16 different local organizations with over 2,000 attorneys.


    • Lesbian and Gay Law Association
      The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And Transgender Law Association Of Greater New York (legal) Is An Association Of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgendered (lgbt) Legal Community In The New York Metropolitan Area.


    • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (LACDL )
      The Louisiana Association Criminal Defense Lawyers—founded In 1985 By Criminal Defense Lawyers, For Criminal Defense Lawyers—is A Very Active Organization Of Almost 400 Members. One Of The Most Important Features Of Lacdl Is The Understanding That With The Organization “you Are Not Alone.”


    • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL)
      Macdl Is Formed Exclusively For Charitable, Scientific And Educational Purposes Which Include, But Are Not Limited To, The Following Urposes: A. To Provide Support For Criminal Defense Lawyers In The Practice Of Their Craft, Including, But Not Limited To, A Strike Force, Amicus Briefs, And Other Services Which Will Improve The Quality Of Representation Of The Accused; B. To Protect The Individual Rights Of The Citizens Of The Commonwealth As Guaranteed By The Declaration Of Rights Of The Massachusetts Constitution And The United States Constitution, Including, Most Particularly, The Right To Counsel; C. To Promote The Exchange Of Experience, Legal Precedent, And Research Among Criminal Defense Lawyers Throughout The Commonwealth; D. To Enlighten The Public About The Legitimate Role Of Criminal Defense Lawyers In Society; E. To Maintain The Integrity And Independence Of Criminal Defense Lawyers; F. To Preserve The Adversary System Of Justice; G. To Coordinate Efforts With National And Local Bar Associations That Are Concerned With Criminal Justice.


    • Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association (MBLA)
      Since 1973, the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association (MBLA) has provided a valuable network and visible presence for attorneys of color within the Massachusetts legal community. The MBLA is responsible for providing its membership professional development and career advancement through trainings, continued education and mentorship programs.



    • Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (MELA)
      The Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (mela) Is A Non-profit, Unincorporated Association Of Lawyers Dedicated To Advancing The Rights Of Individual Employees In The Workplaces Of Massachusetts. Mela Is Affiliated With The National Employment Lawyer’s Association. Like Our National Counterpart, Our Purpose And Goal Is To Protect And Promote The Rights Of Working People Through Litigation And Advocacy On Behalf Of Our Clients And Through The Important Work Done By Our Standing Committees.


    • Meritas Law Firms Worldwide
      Meritas is a global alliance of business law firms that deliver localized legal service of the highest quality on a fully coordinated basis. In 1990 a lawyer became frustrated with the lack of quality control in hiring business law firms outside his jurisdiction. He set about developing his own system for selecting and evaluating firm performance. He then began inviting like-minded firms worldwide to join a non-profit organization for their mutual benefit. Today, that organization is Meritas with over 170 firms located in more than 60 countries and encompassing 5,700 lawyers. Membership in Meritas is growing and continues to be extended by invitation only.


    • Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL)
      The Minnesota Association Of Black Lawyers (mabl) Is The Leading Minority Bar Association Organized To Promote And Support The Professional Development Of Black Lawyers, Judges, And Law Students In Minnesota. To This End, Mabl Is Committed To The Overall Goal Of Representing The Interests Of Black Citizens And Their Community In The Legal Profession And In The Judicial System Throughout The State.


    • Minnesota County Attorneys Association (MCAA)
      It Is The Mission Of The Minnesota County Attorneys Association To Improve The Quality Of Justice In The State Of Minnesota. To Provide Leadership On Legal And Public Policy Issues Related To The Duties Of County Attorneys; To Enhance Communication And Cooperation Between County Attorneys And The Judiciary, County Government, The Bar, And Other Public And Private Organizations Concerned With The Administration Of Justice; To Foster Professionalism And Competency By Providing Training, Education, And Support To County Attorneys, Assistant County Attorneys And Other Key Constituencies In The Justice System; And, To Enhance Mutual Cooperation And Support Among County Attorney Offices.


    • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA)
      The Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (mdla) Is An Association Dedicated To Serving The Needs Of Lawyers Engaging Primarily In The Defense And Trial Of Civil Disputes. Mdla Is Affiliated With The Minnesota State Bar Association And Dri — The Voice Of The Defense Bar.


    • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA)
      Organized in 1965, the MDLA is proud to sponsor this web site containing links and resources most frequently needed by members of the Mississippi Defense Bar and those involved in the Defense practice. The MDLA is a proud organization comprised of over 600 Mississippi defense attorneys practicing primarily in the defense of civil litigation in Mississippi State and Federal Courts.


    • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL)
      The Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the only organization in Missouri dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of criminal defense attorneys and their clients. MACDL is an affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers based in Washington, D.C.


    • Nassau Lawyers’ Association of Long Island
      The Nassau Lawyers’ Association Of Long Island, Formed In 1947, Is An Organization Of Attorneys Joined Together For Fellowship. Its Purpose Is To Aid In The Administration Of Justice And Render Assistance, Wherever Possible, To The Practicing Attorney. With Over Two Hundred Fifty Members, The Nassau Lawyers’ Association Ranks As One Of The Largest Bar Associations Of Its Kind In The Country. Our Membership Is Made Up Of Distinguished Members Of The Bar, Who Specialize In Fields Such As Matrimonial Law, Tort Law, Corporate Law, Construction Law, Trusts And Estates, And Real Estate Law. The Members Are Always Available To Assist Each Other And Offer Advice In Their Particular Field.


    • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
      We On The Board Of Illinois Nela Are Dedicated To The Mission Of Giving Our Members The Best Value They Can Ever Find In A Lawyers’ Organization, While At The Same Time Looking Out For Our Members’ Interests On Judicial Nominations And Legislation.


    • The Following Mission Statement* Was Adopted By The Board On November 11, 2003: The Association Is Organized And Shall Be Operated As A Bar Association Exclusively For Charitable And Educational Purposes With The Primary Object Of Promoting The Public Interest By: Advancing The Science Of Jurisprudence; Promoting The Administration Of Justice And Reforms In The Law In The Public Interest; Elevating The Standards Of Integrity, Honor And Courtesy In The Legal Profession And Fostering The Spirit Of Collegiality Among Members Of The Association And Throughout The Bar; Applying Its Knowledge And Experience In The Field Of Law To The Promotion Of The Public Good; Arranging For The Provision By Its Members Of Free Legal Services For Indigent, Low Income And Other Persons In Need; Ensuring Access To Justice For All; Advocating For A Strong And Independent Judiciary; Encouraging Diversity Throughout The Legal Profession; Maintaining High Ethical Standards For The Bench And Bar; Promoting High-quality Legal Education And Other Resources For Law Students And Lawyers; And Such Other Charitable And Educational Activities Appropriate To A Bar Association As Will Primarily Promote The Public Interest.


    • New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA)
      The NYIPLA currently serves as a vehicle to promote the development and administration of intellectual property interests. The NYIPLA strives to educate the public and members of the bar in this particular field and continually works with foreign associations to harmonize the substance and interpretation of international conventions for the protection of intellectual property. Today, the NYIPLA exceeds 2000 intellectual property attorneys practicing throughout the United States and abroad.


    • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NYSACDL)
      The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the largest private criminal bar association in New York State. We are dedicated to assuring the protection of individual rights and liberties for all. We are responsive to the needs of private practitioners and public defenders and are committed to the fair administration of criminal justice and the zealous defense of individuals accused of crime. We endeavor to provide the highest quality legal representation to assure Liberty and Justice for all.


    • New York State Defenders Association (NYSDA)
      The New York State Defenders Association, A Not-for-profit, Membership Organization, Has Been Providing Support To New York’s Criminal Defense Community Since 1967. Its Mission Is To Improve The Quality And Scope Of Publicly Supported Legal Representation To Low Income People.


    • Pima County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
      The Pima County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division is a group of attorneys who have been in practice less than 5 years and/or are under the age of 36. By joining the Pima County Bar Association you are automatically a member of the Division. In addition to membership in the Young Lawyers Division, PCBA membership affords opportunities for networking, professional growth and a myriad of community service programs in which you can participate. Although the PCBA/YLD is a division of the Pima County Bar Association, it is governed by its own Board of Directors.


    • San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association (SFLRLA)
      Our Mission Is To Serve The Public Interest By Cultivating The Science Of Jurisprudence; Promoting Reform In The Law; Facilitating The Administration Of Justice; Advancing The Standing Of The Legal Profession; Preserving The High Standards Of Professionalism Among Latino Attorneys; And Cooperating With Other Professional And Community Organizations In The Furtherance Of Our Mission.


    • Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA)
      Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (sccla) Provides Mutual Support For Chinese And Asian American Lawyers, Jurists And Law Students In Los Angeles And Orange Counties. Our Goals Are: To Advance The Professional Growth And Interests Of Chinese And Asian American Lawyers, Jurists And Law Students; To Improve The Access Of The Chinese And Asian American Community To Legal Services; And To Promote The Interests Of The Chinese American And Broader Asian Pacific American Communities.


    • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association (FW-TCYLA)
      Founded In 1928, The Fw-tcyla Is A Voluntary Bar Organization For Young Lawyers Living Or Working In Tarrant County. Fw-tcyla Is A Local Affiliate Of The Texas Young Lawyers Association And The American Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division.


    • The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (tcdla) Is The Largest State Association For Criminal Defense Attorneys In The Nation. Tcdla Started More Than 35 Years Ago As A Small, Non-profit Association And Has Grown Into A State-of-the-art Organization, Providing Assistance, Support And Continuing Education To Its Members. Tcdla Provides A Statewide Forum For Criminal Defense Lawyers And Is The Only Voice In The Legislature Interested In Basic Fairness In Criminal Defense Cases. We Are Proud That Among Our 2600 Members Are Found The “who’s Who” Of The Criminal Defense Profession In Texas.


  • Texas Young Lawyers Associaton (TYLA)
    TYLA is commonly referred to as the “public service arm” of the State Bar. TYLA’s main purposes are to facilitate the administration of justice, foster respect for the law, and advance the role of the legal profession in serving the public. Our programs are designed to assist Texas attorneys in their practice of law and to provide public legal education services to Texans.