About Us

The Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association (LVNBA)

is an active affiliate of the National Bar Association, which was formally organized in 1925. The National Bar Association is the oldest and largest association of predominantly African-American lawyers, judges, law professors, and other legal professionals.

Our Affiliations Include:



  • Promote education, professionalism, and the pursuit of equal opportunity and justice for all.

  • Advance the science of jurisprudence through education, scholarly analysis and commentary, and professional leadership and development.

  • Improve the administration of justice, preserve the independence of the judiciary, and uphold the honor and integrity of the legal profession.

  • Promote social dialogue among the members of the bar.

  • Advance policy that improves health care, economic and education opportunities, and use of the franchise guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States.

  • Protect civil and political rights of the citizens and residents of the United States.


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Brittnie T. Watkins, Esq., LL.M., Ph.D.
Caleb Green
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Loline-Marie Djidade, Esq.
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Jonathan Lee, Esq.
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Click here for a description of each committee and a current list of committee members.

Community Outreach & Voter Initiatives


MLK Drum Major for Justice Advocacy Competition

Fundraising & Corporate Sponsorship

Back to School Campaign

Pro Bono

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NBA & LVNBA Foundation


Career Advancement & Networking


Gala Co-Chair

Gala Co-Chair

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Committee Chairs work with community partners to facilitate LVNBA objectives in the community.

Scroll down for an introduction to our community partners.



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The Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association (LVNBA) was originally incorporated in 1981 and reincorporated in 2005.  Over the years, the LVNBA has grown from a small group of fourteen trailblazing attorneys and judges to a large and vibrant organization.

The National Bar Association (National Bar) was founded in 1925 when there were fewer than 1,000 African-American lawyers in the nation, and less than 120 belonged to the (National Bar). By 1945, there were nearly 250 members representing 25% of the African-American members of the bar. Over the past 75 years, the National Bar has grown enormously in size and influence.

When the LVNBA was founded in 1981, there were fewer than 20 African-American attorneys in state of Nevada. Currently in Nevada, circa 125-150 African-American attorneys comprise approximately 1% of the membership of the State Bar of Nevada. Since its founding, the LVNBA has grown in size and influence and LVNBA members own their own law firms, are partners and associates at small, medium, and large size firms throughout Clark County, are students and law professors at community colleges and the University of Nevada, pursue justice for clients as prosecutors and public defenders, serve in the Nevada Legislature, are members of the Nevada judiciary, and represent cities, counties, the Attorney General’s Office, and the Department of Justice. 





The LVNBA works together with
a wide range of community partners on projects of common interest.
Most of the organizations are either predominantly law-related, have a predominantly African-American membership, or have have a mission that is in alignment with the LVNBA’s mission.  
Our past and present partners include:

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Las Vegas Chapter of the
National Bar Association (LVNBA)
P.O. Box 1236
Las Vegas, NV 89125


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