About the MBA
"Lawyers associated for justice, service, professionalism, education and leadership for our members and our community."
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For over 100 years, the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) has provided a forum for lawyers to gather together for collegiality, to improve the justice system, to provide law-related community service and to access services and benefits that strengthen professionalism, satisfaction and success.
The MBA has over 4,100 members - primarily lawyers from the Portland metropolitan area, including judges from the local, state and federal courts. Membership is free for first year bar admittees and there are discounted rates for under- or unemployed young lawyers and "senior" lawyers. Associate memberships are available for administrative staff who work in the profession, e.g. legal assistants, paralegals, legal administrators, etc. To join the MBA or to renew, click here.
The organization is committed to representing its members' interests. To get involved or connected, contact MBA leaders and staff. Also look for the Volunteer Opportunities form that is included in the Multnomah Lawyer newsletter each spring. We encourage members' communication and active participation - this is your organization and we pride ourselves in being responsive and in touch.
The MBA's success is due to the commitment of its loyal volunteers. Our leaders are well respected in the profession and community, and include lawyers and judges from various practice areas, courts, firm sizes, etc. Current-year leaders are listed on the MBA Board of Directors page and on the Young Lawyers Section Board of Directors page.