President's Message

Dear NSMBA Members, Partners, and Sponsors,

It is with great pleasure, pride and excitement that I begin my term as President of the Norman S. Minor Bar Association (NSMBA).

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The History of the Norman S. Minor Bar Association

The Norman S. Minor Bar Association (NSMBA) was founded in 1980 as Cleveland's first full-fledged African American bar association. It grew out of the merger of four African American professional groups and is named in honor of one of Cleveland's foremost trial attorneys, African American attorney Norman Selby Minor.

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Save the dates!

January 10, 2016

Annual Bench Bar Memorial - April 4, 2016 - CMBA

January 11, 2016

April 21, 2016 - Strengthsfinder (R) CLE featuring Erica Merritt @ CMBA - 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - 2.0 General CLE Credits Pending

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NSMBA Charity Bowling Challenge


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Upcoming Events

MAY 13, 2016
MLK High School's 3Rs Field Trip to Stokes Federal Courthouse
MAY 20, 2016
CMBA Diversity and Inclusion Conference
JUNE 16, 2016
Greater Cleveland Foodbank Community Service Event
JUNE 26, 2016
NSMBA Run for the Future! 5K/1 Mile Walk/Run
JULY 7, 2016
Panel Discussion and Cocktail Hour hosted by Jones Day
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NSMBA Run for the Future 5K/1 Mile Run/Walk - Sunday June 26, 2016, 7am - 10am at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Come have a fun-filled family day at the Zoo and "Run for the Future"! Join us as we run, walk, and raise funds for educational scholarships for minority students, all while enjoying family and friends at the Zoo!

The event registration fee includes Zoo admission for arrivals during event hours and before 10:00a.m.. It also includes discounted Zoo admission fees for spectators and children!  Register Now!

All proceeds raised will directly benefit local minority high school, college and law school students who are interested in pursuing careers in the legal field. Additional donations to the The Norman S. Minor Bar Scholarship Fund to support student scholarships are welcome.

Help us invest in the future with Family Day at the Zoo! 

Click here for information about sponsorship opportunities.