About Us

The John Mercer Langston Bar Association is Columbus, Ohio's affiliate member of the National Bar Association whose purpose is to be a facilitator for excellence within the legal profession while also encouraging community service for those in need. The JMLBA achieves these goals by providing valuable information, networking opportunities, mentoring opportunities, and CLE programs.

We are excited to continue the JMLBA Speakers' Series this year. This exciting and innovative program is in its second year and promises to continue to provide members with the occasion to learn from prominent African-American leaders in the City of Columbus on a wide variety of topics in a small setting. The program will also provide intimate networking opportunities for those in attendance. Please visit our Calendar page for specific details.

Member Achievements

Be sure to check our Member Achievements tab -- our membership has been very busy and involved with the community and we like to highlight their accomplishments.

Membership Benefits
  • Inclusion in the Columbus Black Legal Directory
  • Regular email updates from JMLBA and the JMLBA Newsletter
  • Invitations to social events hosted and/or sponsored by JMLBA
  • Networking opportunities with other legal professionals
  • Inclusion on the JMLBA mailing list
  • Ability to join the National Bar Association as an affiliate member (JMLBA is the local affiliate of the NBA) and a reduced dues structure for the Columbus Bar Association
Membership Application and By-laws



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