The Northwest Indian Bar Association (NIBA) is a non-profit organization of attorneys, judges and Indian law practitioners in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, & Washington. NIBA aspires to improve the legal and political landscape for Pacific Northwest Indian communities. The purposes and goals of NIBA are:
• To represent and foster the education and welfare of Native American attorneys, paralegals and tribal court personnel of the Pacific Northwest;
• To provide role models and mentors in the legal profession for Indian people, particularly Native American youth and law students; and
• To encourage and promote pro bono legal work and civic involvement that benefits Indian people on reservations and in urban areas throughout the Pacific Northwest.
NIBA depends on individuals, firms, tribes, and organizations to fund several important initiatives that help NIBA accomplish its mission.
NIBA's Tribal Referral List is designed to aid individuals and entities in identifying attorneys who may be able to assist in legal issues involving Indian Law.