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.

IABA is a non-profit organization under section 501(c6) of the Internal Revenue Code.

IABA has recruited distinguished members of the Iranian American Legal Community as members of its Board of Directors, who uphold the highest level of professional integrity and excellence.

The activities engaged in by the Board of Directors on behalf of IABA are conducted solely in their individual and private capacity, and on a volunteer basis. Any references to employers, organizations or other affiliations in the Directors’ biographical information are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to represent any affiliation between those named employers and organizations and IABA.

The Board of Directors is currently made up of thirteen (13) members: one for each existing Chapter, three representatives elected from the membership at large, and one Student Director. Each Chapter also has its own board or equivalent governing body. July 1 is the beginning term for each board.