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On behalf of the Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA), I am pleased to welcome you to the MLA website. The MLA is proud to provide information about our membership and other matters of legal interest to the worldwide maritime community. We thank you for your interest in our association and its activities and invite your suggestions for posting on our site.
- Harold K. Watson, President

About the MLA

The objectives of the Association shall be to advance reforms in the Maritime Law of the United States, to facilitate justice in its administration, to promote uniformity in its enactment and interpretation, to furnish a forum for the discussion and... [Read More]

Our Members

The MLA is a professional organization concerned with improvements in the maritime law, which stands ready to be of help to those interested in this area of law. Our members are law students, lawyers, industry representatives, judges, and more. [Read More]

Join the MLA

Founded in 1899, the Maritime Law Association of the United States is the oldest and most recognized maritime legal organization in the United States, furthering the understanding and advancement of maritime law among lawyers, scholars, and maritime industries. [Read More]

News

OCTOBER 18-21, 2017 MARITIME LAW ASSOCIATION JOINT FALL MEETING WITH THE PACIFIC ADMIRALTY SEMINAR IN NAPA, CALIFORNIA

Dear Members: The Maritime Law Association of the United States will hold its annual fall meeting October 18-21 at the Read More

Harvey Relief

MLA RESPONSE TO HARVEY In response to the devastation in Southeast Texas and Louisiana resulting from Hurricane Harvey, a number Read More

Assistance available for vessels in the St. Thomas Area

The Law Office of Carol G. Hurst is offering assistance with vessels in the St. Thomas area.  Land lines and Read More

Office Space and Support available in Norfolk

Vandeventer Black is offering office space and support for displaced attorneys in their Norfolk, VA office.  Contact Bill Birkhead:   Read More