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.
Over the years MABA's membership has evolved to include members of various 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. MABA awards scholarships to law students through the MABA Foundation. In addition, MABA members mentor students interested in pursuing a higher education in the legal profession or government.