Professional/Bar Associations and Organizations

District of Columbia


District of Columbia Bar Association (No Student Memberships)

Bar Association of the District of Columbia


Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, DC Area

Capital Area Muslim Bar Association

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Attorneys of Washington

Greater Washington Area Chapter Women Lawyers Division National Bar Association

Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Native American Bar Association of DC

South Asian Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Vietnamese American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, DC Area, Inc. 

Washington DC Chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum

Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Washington Bar Association

Specialty/Practice Area:

Federal Bar Association, Capitol Hill Chapter

Federal Bar Association, D.C. Chapter  

Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association

Trial Lawyers Association of the Metropolitan Washington, DC

Washington Council of Lawyers

Washington International Trade Association

Washington Foreign Law Society



Maryland State Bar Association


The Bar Association of Baltimore City

The Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland

Baltimore County Bar Association

Prince George's County Bar Association 


Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Maryland

Gloria Richardson Bar Association

J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, Inc.

Maryland Hispanic Bar Association

Monumental City Bar Association

St. Thomas More Society of Maryland

Women's Bar Association of Maryland

Specialty/Practice Area:

Maryland Association for Justice

Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association



Virginia State Bar (No Student Membership)

Virginia Bar Association


Alexandria Bar Association 

Arlington County Bar Association

Charlottesville-Abemarle Bar Association

Chesterfield County Bar Association

Fairfax Bar Association

Fauquier County Bar Association

Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association

Prince William County Bar Association

The Bar Association of the City of Richmond

Virginia Beach Bar Association


Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia, Inc.

Hispanic Bar Association of Virginia

Metro Richmond Women's Bar Association

Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association

Old Dominion Bar Association

Virginia Women Attorneys Association

Specialty/Practice Area:

Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association

National Associations/Organizations


American Bar Association

American Bar Association Law Student Division

American Inns of Court

Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity


American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists

Black Entertainment and Sport Lawyers Association

Christian Legal Society

Corporate Counsel Women of Color

Hispanic National Bar Association

Iranian-American Bar Association

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (NAPALSA)

National Asian Pacific Women's Forum

National Association of Women Lawyers

National Bar Association

National Conference of Black Lawyers

National LGBT Bar Association

National Native American Bar Association

Specialty/Practice Group:

ABA Business Law Section

ABA Criminal Justice Section

ABA Health Law Section

ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice

ABA Section of Antitrust Law

ABA Section of Dispute Resolution

ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

ABA Section of Family Law

ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law

ABA Section of International Law

ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law

ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy

American Health Lawyers Association

American Immigration Lawyers Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

American Society of International Law

American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics

DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar

Energy Bar Association

Environmental Law Institute

Federal Bar Association

Federal Circuit Bar Association

Federal Communications Bar Association

Inter-American Bar Association

International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association 

Judge Advocates Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National District Attorneys Association

National Employment Lawyers Association

National Lawyers Association

National Lawyers Guild

National Legal Aid & Defender Association

Sports Lawyers Association


International Bar Association

The Online Bar 

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