Federal Judicial Externship & Scholarship Program

Attention Latino/a 1L and 2L students. The application for MABA’s Federal Judicial Externship & Scholarship Program is now available. To download the application click here. Applications will be accepted beginning Decembe....

MABA Political Endorsements

MABA encourages everyone to #vote in the #election on November 6th and urges its members & supporters to support the following judicial candidates: MABA is pleased to share its endorsement of Xavier Becerra for California Attorney General! To support Attorney General Becerra, please visit https://xavierbecerra.com/ MABA is pleased to share its endorsement of Harley Rouda for #CA48! To s....

MABA 2018 Elections ~ Candidacy Intent & Statements Due October 24!

Are you interested in serving on the 2019 MABA Board? If so, please read on for important information about the upcoming election. Please also click here for an informational flyer with key dates. Candidacy Information & Requirements: Per MABA's Bylaws, a candidate must be a 2018 dues p....

Mexican American Bar Association and the Los Angeles Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates Joint Mixer

Attention all Trial Lawyers and all attorneys planning to try cases. We have a special event for you!!! Please join the Mexican American Bar Association (MABA) and the Los Angeles Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) as we host the first-ever Joint Mixer. Thursday October 25, 2018 6:30pm Home of David Lira 420 S. Hill Ave. Pasadena, CA 91106 This event is free and open to all members....

VOLUNTEER IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS NEEDED! MABA & UFCW Local 770 Legal Fair October 20

Now, more than ever, it is important to continue the empowerment of our community! In partnership with United Food and Commercial Workers Union, MABA will be hosting a legal fair to provide free legal consultations. MABA seeks volunteer attorneys to provide legal assistance in matters pertaining to immigration law. If you are available to volunteer for this event, please email the MABA administrator at: mabalaco19....

Update: ACLU Call for volunteers

The ACLU has been challenging the Trump Administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policies across the country. We recently achieved two major victories here in Southern California. First, because the government's "zero tolerance" policy has resulted in the detention of far more immigrants and refugees than it has normally held at any given time, the government has been imprisoning immigrants at federal prison....

MABA Partners with Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law to Provide Legal Assistance to Children Detained by the Trump Administration.

MABA is pleased to announce its partnership with the Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law (“CHRCL”) to coordinate missions to detention centers where children have been detained by the Trump Administration. The CHRCL has been granted access through the Flores settlement to interview children held in detention centers located in San Ysidro, California; Ajo, Arizona; Santa Teresa, New Mexico; and Southwest ....

STATEMENT: The Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles County Responds to the Supreme Court’s Decision in Trump v. Hawaii

The Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles County Responds to the Supreme Court’s Decision in Trump v. Hawaii June 27, 2018 The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Trump v. Hawaii, 585 U.S. ___ (2018) marks a disturbing and shameful development in our nation’s history. The Supreme Court was presented with the opportunity to rein in the president's anti-Muslim Travel Ban, and it failed to answer the....

URGENT – CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

As a follow up to last week’s statement regarding Trump’s Executive Order to Jail Families in Place of Separating Children From Their Parents we have two amazing opportunities for members to lend support for migrants affected by the administration’s policies. 1. There is an immediate need to support ACLU and ImmDef to represent immigrant detainees, including asylum seekers, who have been transferred from imm....

STATEMENT: The Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles County Calls for an Immediate End to Trump’s Inhumane “Zero-Tolerance” Immigration Policy

The Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles County Calls for an Immediate End to Trump’s Inhumane “Zero-Tolerance” Immigration Policy The Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles County (“MABA”) calls on the Trump administration to immediately end its inhumane immigration policy of separating thousands of children from their families. It is a policy borne out of a disregard of our nation....