Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association
Access to Justice & Support
The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association is dedicated to helping at-risk communities access effective legal representation and advice. To that end, we sponsor events like our popular Neighborhood Law School.
These courses are designed to give useful legal information on a variety of topics to the public, including employees, business owners, landlords, renters, or anyone who lives or works in San Diego.
Preserving Our History
The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association was originally founded in 1976 as the Association of Black Attorneys of San Deigo County.
The Association was dedicated to advancing the political, economic, educational, social, legislative and legal interests of the African American community in San Diego County—a mission we proudly carry to this day.
Increasing & Fostering Diversity
The Earl B. Gilliam Foundation is our Association’s charitable arm. It aims to help diversify the legal community by providing scholarships for law students and support for African-American legal professionals.
To find out more about the Earl B. Gilliam Foundation, or to donate, please visit the Foundation’s website by clicking here.
The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association is a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit organization and its mission is to advance the political, economic, educational, social, legislative and legal interests of the African American community in San Diego County.
It is committed to defend the legal and human rights of all citizens, promote the administration of justice, eradicate the root causes of racism, promote the professional and personal interests of its individual members and preserve high standards of integrity, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession.