MBBA Events

We provide our members with diverse programs to meet their personal and professional needs while also meeting the needs of the members of our community. Recent programs include:

Continuing Legal Education

  • Counseling Clients in Crisis
  • MBBA and NYSBA present New Developments in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Anti-Bribery Laws
  • MBBA and the Brooklyn Bar Association Present Never Too Old To Learn And Never Too Young To Teach Bridging The Generational Gap (Ethically) Between The Seasoned Lawyer and The Rising Star
  • The Fundamentals of Sport Sponsorship, Media Rights Agreement and Salary Cap 101 at Barclays Center
  • Hon. Theodore T. Jones Trial Advocacy Workshop
  • MBBA and NYSBA present Diversity in the Dispute Resolution Process – The Final Frontier
  • MBBA and NYCLA present How to Conduct Legal Research on the Internet
  • MBBA and ABWA Present Let's Be Reasonable:” Questions, Concerns and Practical Considerations of Accommodating Employees with Mental Disabilities
  • MBBA and NESBLA present 360 Degrees of Sports Law
  • How to Conduct Legal Research on the Internet

Diversity Initiatives

  • Becoming a Prosecutor /Assistant District Attorney
  • Diversity in Global Marketplace: Careers in Antitrust Enforcement and Consumer Protection
  • MBBA and NY Law School’s Black Law Student Association present Black Careers in Law: Many Paths, One Goal! (Panel Discussion + Networking)
  • Getting Appointed to a Criminal Justice Act (“CJA”) Panel for the Second Circuit and the Eastern (“EDNY”) and Southern (“SDNY”) Districts of New York”

Pipeline Initiatives

  • Excelling in Law School Study Course
  • Becoming a Prosecutor /Assistant District Attorney
  • Blazing Your Own Trail - How to Successfully Transition into a Leadership Role
  • Speednetworking with a Purpose!
  • Lessons Learned from “The Good Black: A True Story About Race in American” by Paul Barrett

Professional Development

  • Gun Law Legislation and Obstacles to Effective Gun Control
  • MBBA and NY City Bar Association present the Hon. George Bundy Smith Lecture Series with Prof. Neal Katyal discussing The Justice Department in Times of War: Lessons from the World War II Cases.”
  • Banking In the Internet Age: The Importance of A Personal Banker
  • Cooperative Economics: Building Banking Business Partnerships (A Small Business Seminar)
  • MBBA, MCCA and Morgan Stanley present “Careers in Compliance Workshop”

Community Service Initiatives

  • Developing Greener Pastures – School Community Garden Project
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Pro Bono Attorney Training and Consultations.
  • Joint Black Bar Association Pro Bono Initiative - Uncontested Divorce Project (CLE with volunteer service)
  • Voter Protection – Training, Poll Watching and Bus Trip to Pennsylvania
  • Voter Protection Training and Phone Bank
  • Project Safe Surrender
  • Voters' Rights Forum: An Update on Election Procedures and Voting Laws
  • Joint Minority Bar Association Judicial Screening Panels
  • Mayoral Forum at the House of the Association of the City Bar

Networking Events

  • The Life of Judge Jane Bolin, Daughter of the Empire State Book Reading and Reception (Reading and Book Signing)
  • Networking Reception for Diverse Attorneys in Intellectual Property at Chadbourne & Parke LLP
  • MBBA, MCCA and NBA Region II Celebrate the Minority Corporate Counsel Association's Annual Creating Pathways to Diversity Conferences
  • MBBA's Intellectual Property and Technology Committee's Mixer at Croton Reservoir Tavern
  • The MBBA and the Haitian American Lawyers Association Membership Drive and Networking Event at Highland Park New York, New York.