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Finding Aid for the Mexican American Bar Association (MABA) Records
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Mexican American Bar Association (MABA) Records
    Collection number: 132
    Creator: Mexican American Bar Association (MABA) 1959 -
    Extent: 21 linear feet
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: The Mexican American Bar Association (MABA) was founded in 1959 by a group of Mexican American attorneys who saw the need to create an organization committed to empowering and educating the Latino community. It is one of the most prominent and largest Latino bar associations in the nation.



    Researchers who would like to indicate errors of fact or omissions in this finding aid can contact the research center at www.chicano.ucla.edu
    Physical location: COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library for paging information.
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English, Spanish

    Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library for paging information.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to the Chicano Studies Research Center Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Mexican American Bar Association (MABA) Records, 132, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of the Mexican American Bar Association and its membership including, Armando Duron.

    Biography

    The Mexican American Bar Association (MABA) was founded in 1959 by a group of Mexican American attorneys who saw the need to create an organization committed to empowering and educating the Latino community. It is one of the most prominent and largest Latino bar associations in the nation. It is a volunteer entity with success resting on the commitment of members and supporters. Members include attorneys, judges, elected officials, law school students and business people of many ethnic backgrounds. Its members provide support, educational assistance, charity and fund-raising to further Latino causes.
    MABA supports higher education and diversity in the legal community. It awards scholarships to law students through the MABA Foundation. In addition, members mentor students interested in pursuing a higher education in the legal profession or government.
    MABA also provides low-cost legal assistance to members of the community through its Lawyer Referral Information Service (LRIS). Members consistently donate their time at no cost to the community by providing legal and professional assistance.
    MABA members have drafted legislation to help protect the rights of the Latino community and have championed legislation to eliminate the illegal practice of law by non-attorneys, who have targeted the immigrant community seeking residency or citizenship status. Because MABA members have earned the recognition and respect of various government and community leaders, it has become a dependable resource when addressing issues affecting the Latino community.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    MABA
    The Mexican American Bar Association