Minority Bar Associations in Washington

Asian Bar Association of Washington

Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle 

The Cardozo Society

Northwest Indian Bar Association

Filipino Lawyers of Washington

Pierce County Minority Bar Association

GLBT Bar Association

Slavic Bar Association of Washington

Korean American Bar Association

South Asian Bar Association of Washington

Latina/Latino Bar Association of Washington

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington

Loren Miller Bar Association

Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association

Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington

Washington Women Lawyers


Washington State Veterans Bar Association

Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW) 

The Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW) is a professional association of attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students who are interested and involved in matters of concern to the bar and Asian Pacific American community in Washington. For more information, or to join ABAW, please contact:

Diana Young, President (1/2014-12/2014)
F5 Networks, Inc.
401 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, Washington 98119
Direct: 206-272 6705

Lisa Dickinson, President-Elect
Dickinson Law Firm PLLC
1320 N Atlantic St Ste B
Spokane, WA  99201-2304

The Cardozo Society

The Seattle Cardozo Society is a society for Jewish attorneys. The Society sponsors programs that integrate legal and Jewish concerns to demonstrate the unique contributions the legal profession can make to improve the Jewish community. Programs sponsored by the society are open to all attorneys and their guest and to others who share common goals or interest. For more information, or to join The Cardozo Society, please contact: cardozo@jewishinseattle.org

Aric Bomsztyk, Co-president
Barokas Martin & Tomlinson
1422 Bellevue Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
206-621-9907 (fax)

Daniel Swedlow, Co-president
Teamsters Local 117
14675 Interurban Ave. S
Tukwila, WA  98168-4614
206-441-4860, ext. 1244
206-441-3153 (fax)

Filipino Lawyers of Washington (FLOW)

The Filipino Lawyers of Washington (FLOW) is a professional association of lawyers in the Filipino community dedicated to fostering the exchange of ideas and information among and between its members and other members of the legal profession, the judiciary and the community; promoting the professional growth of its members; assisting in efforts to diversify the legal profession; cooperating with other organizations of minority attorneys; celebrating Filipino culture; and providing a vehicle and forum for the expression of opinions and positions about current social, political, economic, legal or other matters or events that concern the members of the association. For more information, or to join FLOW, please contact: filipinolawyers@gmail.com

Jerilynn Gonzales, President
Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Gonzales
888 SW 5th Ave., Suite 650
Portland, OR 97204
503- 274-1680 
503-274-1214 (Fax)

Elaine Edralin Pascua, President-elect
Law Offices of William J. O'Brien
800 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3810
Seattle 98104
206 515 4846

Rommel de las Alas, Past president
787 Maynard Ave. S.
Seattle, WA  98104

GLBT Bar Association (QLaw)

The GLBT Bar Association of Washington, affectionately known as "QLaw," is an association of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) legal professionals and their friends, serving as a voice for GLBT lawyers on issues relating to diversity and equality in the legal profession, in the courts, and under the law.  For more information, or to join QLaw, please contact: membership@q-law.org (membership inquiries only)

Jason Holloway, President
Stokes Lawrence, P.S.
1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3000
Seattle, WA 98101-2393
phone: (206) 626-6000

Korean American Bar Association (KABA)

The mission of the Korean American Bar Association of Washington (KABA) is to provide professional development, networking and mentorship opportunities to its members and serve the community as a resource by hosting professional, educational, and community events. KABA is committed to leadership, community, and service. For more information, or to join KABA, please contact:

Daniel Shin, President
Phillips Burgess 
PLLC 505 Broadway, Suite 408
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 292-6640

Steven Kim, Past President
Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
516 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Latina/o Bar Association of Washington (LBAW)

Formerly the Hispanic Bar of Washington, the purpose of the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington (LBAW) is to represent the concerns and goals of Latina/o people of the State of Washington. Membership is available to attorneys, judicial officers, law faculty, legal staff, and students. For more information, or to join LBAW, please contact:

David Mendoza, President (2014-2015)
Washington State House of Representatives
158 11th Ave, Apt. #3
Seattle, WA 98122
206 992 7705

Chach Duarte White, President-elect (2014-2015)
7683 SE 27th St. #179
Mercer Island, WA 98040-2804
206 499 1681 

Emily Gonzalez, Past President
Smith Alling, P.S
1102 Broadway #403
Tacoma, WA 98402

Loren Miller Bar Association (LMBA)

The Loren Miller Bar Association is an affiliate member of the National Bar Association whose purpose is the advancement of the social and economic well-being of its largely African-American membership; improving relations between the legal profession and the community at large; promoting understanding, goodwill and cooperation among lawyers and the interests of the legal profession; aiding in reforms for the economic and social welfare of all people in a manner consistent with the principles of a free democratic society; and improving the educational, social and economic status of the African-American community to eliminate discrimination. For more information, or to join LMBA, please contact:

Nyjat Rose-Akins, President-Elect

Jamal Whitehead, President 

Loren Miller Bar Association
P.O. Box 21964
Seattle, WA  98111 

Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington (MELAW)

The Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington (MELAW) is a non-profit legal organization for attorneys and law students of Middle Eastern descent, along with friends and supporters. MELAW seeks to advance the goals of its members, provide a legal voice for the Middle Eastern community in Washington, address and educate the public on legal and political issues facing Middle Easterners, and offer resources as well as networking and mentorship opportunities for its members and the public. For more information, or to join MELAW, please contact info@melegal.com, visit the website, or facebook page.

Omar Nur, President
Nur Law
9924 4th Avenue West
Everett WA 98204

Teebah Alsaleh, Past President 

Miriam Ayoub, Vice President 

Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle (MAMAS)

MAMAS is an organization dedicated to empowering attorney mothers and facilitating their success in the legal profession. MAMAS hosts monthly networking events and brown bag lunches and maintains an active listserv, which serves as a valuable resource to members. The brown bag lunches feature panel presentations of particular interest to mother attorneys, addressing topics such marketing, business development, as re-entry into the legal market, time management, and work life balance. MAMAS's networking events, which members attend with their children, provide a venue for mother attorneys to network, socialize, and problem solve in a supportive and child-friendly environment. For more information, or to join MAMAS, please contact:

Christina Gerrish Nelson, President
CGN PLLC Law Office
888.822.5040 (Fax)

Davina Inslee, Past President 
Vulcan, Inc.
505 5th Ave S., Suite 900
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 342-2580

Northwest Indian Bar Association (NIBA)

The Northwest Indian Bar Association (NIBA) is an organization of Indian attorneys and judges in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, which aspires to improve the legal and political landscape for the Pacific Northwest Indian community. For more information, or to join NIBA, please contact:

Diana Bob, President 

Lee Shannon, President Elect 

Lisa Atkinson, Treasurer

Dana Little, Secretary

Pierce County Minority Bar Association (PCMBA)

The purpose of the Pierce County Minority Bar Association is to facilitate professional development and relationships among the various minority attorneys and legal professionals who reside or practice in Pierce County. It also seeks to foster diversity in the legal community and serve as a conscience of Pierce County minority communities on legal issues affecting them. For more information, or to join PCMBA, please contact:

Joseph Evans, President
949 Market St Ste 334
Tacoma, WA  98402-3696

Gina Duncan, Past President 
705 S. 9th Street
Tacoma, WA 98402 

Slavic Bar Association of Washington  (SBAW)

The Slavic Bar Association of Washington (SBAW) is a professional association of legal practitioners and law students with ties to or interests in Slavic cultures and languages. SBAW is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes: to support members of the Bar and law students with Slavic ties; to educate others about Slavic ethnicity, culture, history, and people; to aid the Slavic community and those within it aspiring to enter the legal field. For more information, or to join SBAW, please contact:
Peter Palubicki, President
Seattle City Attorney's Office
600 4th Avenue, 4th Floor
PO Box 94769
Seattle, WA 98124-4769

South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABAW)

The South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABAW) is an organization of South Asian legal professionals in the Northwest dedicated to providing access to legal resources and support for issues relevant to the South Asian community. SABAW is also committed to identifying and advancing the areas where economic, social and political interests intersect with South Asian legal issues. Finally, SABAW serves as a liaison between South Asian legal professionals and the legal community at large. For more information, or to join SABAW, please contact:

Enoka Herat, President (1/2014-12/2014)
Washington Defender Association
110 Prefontaine Pl. South, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98102

Sumona Das Gupta, President Elect (1/2014-12/2014)
UW Medicine Compliance
Box 358049
Seattle, WA 98195-8049
Phone: 206-221 3318

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW)

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington is a legal society which was formed in 2005 for Vietnamese American attorneys, law students and friends who share its common vision. VABAW strives for legal excellence by facilitating and cultivating both professional and personal relationships among its members, the community and the judiciary. VABAW's goal is to provide mutual support for attorneys in the advancement of their careers, be a trusted guide and resource for students who aspire towards the legal profession, serve as a voice for the local Vietnamese American community, and represent Vietnamese American attorneys within the State Bar. For more information, or to join VABAW, please contact:

Michelle Pham, President
Law Office of Michelle Q. Pham
505 Broadway Avenue E, #344,
Seattle, WA 98102

Ada Wong, President-Elect
Premier Law Group, PLLC
3380 146th Pl SE Ste 430
Bellevue, WA  98007-6480

Tien Nguyen, President-Elect
Pacific Prime Law Group PLLC
4400 168th Street SW, Ste. 101
Lynnwood, WA 98037-3154
425-743-8803 (fax)

Binh Nguyen, Past President
Boeing Employees' Credit Union (BECU)
PO BOX 97050 MS 1049-1
Seattle, WA 98124

Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association

The Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association (WADA) is a minority bar association serving as the voice of attorneys and law students with disabilities in the state of Washington. WADA’s mission is to promote the meaningful inclusion of people with disabilities throughout the legal profession; to eliminate the barriers to inclusion in the legal profession experienced by people with disabilities; and to promote the careers and professional development of WADA’s membership through mentorship, networking, alliances, and cultivation of a strong and vibrant community.

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Please contact us:

Noel Nightingale, Co-Chair

Stuart Pixley, Co-Chair


Washington State Veterans Bar Association (WSVBA)

The Washington State Veterans Bar Association is a networking organization for attorneys and law students who have served in the United States Armed Forces. We are a non-partisan and veteran-centric organization. We seek to provide a voice for the 650,000 veterans of Washington State and address legal, political, and social issues facing veterans. For more information, or to join WSVBA, please visit our website at www.wsvba.org or contact:

John Tymczyszyn, steering committee member


Washington Women Lawyers (WWL)

Washington Women Lawyers believes that privileges and abilities come with an ethical duty to lead and a responsibility to public service. In addition to furthering the advancement of women in our profession, Washington Women Lawyers works for access to justice, education of our youth, and protection of the fragile. WWL's twelve active chapters sponsor educational, social, and charitable events. WWL is a community of women who support one another with opportunities for practical mentoring, leadership, and connection. For more information, or to join WWL, please contact wwl@wwl.org (membership inquiries only).

Naomi Ogan, President
K&L Gates LLP
925 4th Ave, Ste 2900
Seattle, WA  98104-1158

Elisabeth Yandell McNiel, President-Elect 
K&L Gates LLP
925 4th Ave, Ste 2900
Seattle, WA  98104-1158


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