About Us

The Marion County Bar Association (“MCBA”) was originally founded in 1925 and is the Indianapolis affiliate of the National Bar Association (“NBA”), America’s oldest and largest national network of predominantly Black attorneys and judges. MCBA is a member of NBA Region VII, which is comprised of local NBA affiliates in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. MCBA is proud that Region VII was recognized as the NBA 2014 Region of the Year for its members’ active involvement in their local Associations.
The vision of MCBA is guided by the fundamental principles of FAIRNESS, JUSTICE, and EQUALITY for all. MCBA’s mission is to support the professionalism and collegiality of attorneys, judges, and law students in the Indianapolis area by providing a forum for meaningful political involvement, positive economic development, broad opportunities for continuing legal education, and active participation in social justice initiatives that impact people of color within our local community. MCBA has a special interest in supporting the ongoing development of minorities within our legal community.
MCBA is an entirely volunteer bar association with a membership of more than 200 individuals across Central Indiana.