The Jackson County Bar Association (JCBA) is a voluntary bar association comprised primarily of African-American attorneys from throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. JCBA was established at a time when African-American lawyers were not allowed to join the American Bar Association (ABA) or the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA). The purpose of the JCBA, then and now, is to be a resource for its members; to work to ensure justice and equal opportunity for the African-American community; improve the administration of justice; preserve the independence of the judiciary, improve the economic conditions of all citizens of Missouri; uphold the honor of the legal profession; and protect the civil and political rights of the citizens and residents of the State of Missouri.
Access to member only job posting from local and national firms.
Opportunities to Build a National Network via programs that bring lawyers and judges together, both nationally and internationally, opening doors to an array of business development opportunities.
Through JCBA committees, affiliations, and strategic partnerships. There are ample opportunities for members to develop and exercise leadership skills.
Continued Learning with bimonthly FREE continuous education classes on topics that matter most.