Thurgood Marshall Bar Association

TMBA Statement Updated April 2024

Thurgood Marshall Bar Association (TMBA) was founded in 2012. TMBA is a contemporary bar association committed to connect, support, and increase the Black legal community in Orange County. TMBA strives to promote diversity and inclusion, professional improvement, and the advancement of justice through positive community involvement and excellence in the practice of law for the Black legal community, allies, and the Orange County legal community at large. Everyone is welcome to join and encouraged to support TMBA.

TMBA’s leadership team includes fifteen dedicated Board Members and Officers who volunteer their time, resources, and talents to support TMBA’s mission, while at the same time leading active careers in various sectors of our legal community. We are sincerely grateful for our 2024 servant leaders who include: Honieh Udenka, Tremayne Wilson, Precious Odum, Cinnamon Carr, Moriah Denton, Justin Glenn, Melonie Jordan, Nyja Prior, Denetta Scott, Shannon Winston, Christopher Lawrence, Elia Naqvi, and Hollie Washington.

In 2024, our organization is committed to celebrating, honoring, and displaying “Black Excellence,” which is our theme for the year. TMBA’s core mission of increasing the racial diversity of the Orange County legal community will be amplified by programming and events centered around connection. The organization has and will continue to serve as a platform for professional advancement through networking opportunities, coaching, mentorship, continuing education, and career placement.

TMBA will also continue to be a place of community for Black lawyers and law students in Orange County. To that end, programming and events will, to the extent possible, shift back to the in-person format to allow us to reconnect with and reignite our village. And, by serving one another with compassion, TMBA will continue to extend itself to the most vulnerable of those in our community through our charitable initiatives.

We are excited about 2024! We are invigorated by our incoming leadership and look forward to continuing and building on the incredible legacy of this very worthy association. Please visit www.thurgoodmarshallbarassociation.org for more information about TMBA.

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