President's Letter

Dear MBBA Family,

What a time to be a Black attorney in America. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined such a battle for the soul of our nation when I was first elected. Despite these challenging times, I am excited and resolute as I step into the role of being the President of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association. 
Our communities are at the crossroads of two pandemics. The first, a global health crisis that has highlighted the impact of systemic racism on our communities and has literally cost us our lives.
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In the spotlight...


Fireside Chat with Breon S. Peace, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 2020 MBBA Private Practitioner of the Year
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fireside Chat with Breon S. Peace

Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

2020 MBBA Private Practitioner of the Year

Thursday, October 29th 6-7PM

Celebrate & Learn with the Metropolitan Black Bar Association
Since 1984, the MBBA has advanced equality and excellence in the pursuit of justice, aided the progress of Black attorneys in the profession, addressed legal issues affecting our community, and fostered the personal and professional development of young lawyers and law students. This year will be no exception and we are having virtual gatherings over a series of events!
MBBA Leap Career Forum: Bankruptcy Law
Nov 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Leap Career Forum: Bankruptcy Law

Wednesday, November 11th
12:30 – 1:30pm


Rashida Adams
Vice President, Counsel Athyrium Capital Management LP

Camille Bent
Senior Associate BakerHostetler
Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Group

Jamila Willis
Partner, DLA Piper

Denisse Mira
MBBA Student Liaison Coordinator
Pre-Law & Law Student Division Chair

The MBBA LEAP Career Forum is a monthly series focused on a particular area of law. The objective of the Career Forum is to provide Pre-Law and Law Students, as well as Young Lawyers, with information about the varied work done by attorneys in a specific practice area. Join us as we spotlight Bankruptcy attorneys.



Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Meeting
Nov 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

ADR Section Meeting
Wednesday, November 11th

Join the MBBA’s newly formed Alternative Dispute Resolution Section for its first section meeting. Learn how you can become involved and hear about upcoming events for this year.


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Membership Info

Benefits of Membership

  • Free admission to general meetings and receptions with prominent legal scholars and public speakers.
  • Continuing legal education through workshops and seminars that provide growth and professional development.
  • Increase professional advancement and networking opportunities.
  • Opportunities to positively impact the community through seminars, workshop and mentoring.
  • Affiliation with the National Bar Association.

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MBBA Highlights

2017 MBBA Anniversary Awards Gala

2017 MBBA Anniversary Awards Gala

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