Who we are: The National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL) is an association of lawyers, scholars, judges, legal workers, law students and legal activists.  We are associated for the purpose of enhancing our professional strength and skill for the benefit of the Black community in its struggle for full social political and economic rights.  NCBL is a bar association, but its program focuses on matters of critical concern to the broader Black community.  We seek to utilize the vehicles of the law to advance the fight against racism and the inequities it produces.

Mission: The National Conference of Black Lawyers' mission is to serve as the legal arm of the movement for Black Liberation, to protect human rights, to achieve self-determination of Africa and African Communities in the Diaspora and to work in coalition to assist in ending oppression of all peoples.


  • Providing legal support to individuals and groups consistent with its mission.
  • Providing professional development support to legal workers, including lawyers, legal assistants, law students and others involved in work consistent with its mission.
  • Developing and participating in delegations to national and international conferences or programs that address issues pertaining to the organization’s mission.
  • Creating educational programs for the public on matters of concern consistent with the organization’s mission.
  • Working in coalition and cooperation with other organizations, groups and individuals who support the principles and mission of the NCBL.