The Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) was formed in 2000 in the District of Columbia. Having begun with one chapter and only four founding members, IABA has grown to include nine chapters nationwide and a membership of prominent attorneys, law students, and members of the judiciary.
IABA is a professional organization that seeks to educate and inform the Iranian-American community about legal issues of interest and to ensure that the American public at large, our local representatives, and other government officials are fully and accurately informed on legal matters of interest and concern to the Iranian-American community. IABA also strives to foster and promote the achievements of Iranian-American lawyers and other legal professionals. IABA is an independent, non-religious, and apolitical organization. IABA is not a lobbying or advocacy group; it is primarily an educational organization and is categorized as a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Orange County Chapter of IABA (IABA-OC) hosts various MCLE, community outreach, legal clinics, and networking events, including a holiday Toy Drive, beach clean-up, and an Annual Fundraiser Gala to raise money for scholarships. This year, IABA-OC looks forward to hosting IABA’s National Conference, which will include prominent key note speakers.
This year, we aim to work with other Affiliate Bars in order to learn more about one another and enhance our community of Orange County lawyers. IABA-OC is open to all attorney members and law students, and one does not need to be of Iranian descent to join.