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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.
- Barbara L. Holland, President

About the Maritime Law Association of the United States ( MLA )

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 Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA) Members

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]

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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

MLA Obituary Notice – Robert Hughes (1929-2022)

Robert Hughes of Virginia Beach, Virginia passed away on December 29, 2022. In 1960, he became a Proctor Member of Read More

The MLA is sad to report the loss of two Members, Andrew (“Andy”) Waks and Robert Bailey Acomb, III.

Below are tributes by their families. They will be missed by friends, family, and colleagues. Andrew (“Andy”) Waks legacy.com/us/obituaries August Read More

UN General Assembly Adopts the United Nations Convention on the International Effects of Judicial Sales of Ships

Dated: December 8, 2022 The Maritime Law Association of the United States is pleased to report that the General Assembly Read More

PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS IN EMAILS PURPORTING TO BE FROM THE MLA UNLESS YOU HAVE CONFIRMED THEY ARE FROM A LEGITIMATE MLA EMAIL ADDRESS

Dear Members: Many of you have received solicitations from companies offering to sell you the “MLA Mailing List.” Some of Read More

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTNITY: PARTNER, OF COUNSEL, ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY, ADMIRALTY/MARITIME, COMPLEX FEDERAL CIVIL LITIGATION

Simms Showers LLP seeks partner, of counsel and associate-level attorneys with three (3) or more years practice experience with background Read More

To Our Members Affected by Hurricane Ian

Our hearts go out to our Members and their families affected by Hurricane Ian. If the Association can assist in Read More

PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO OR CLICK ON ANY LINKS IN EMAILS STATING “YOU HAVE A FILE DOCUMENT FROM – Maritime Law Association”

Dear Members: Many of you have received an email notifying you that the MLA has sent you a file download Read More

PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO EMAILS OFFERING TO SELL THE MLA “MAILING LIST.” These are not legitimate solicitations.

Dear Members: Many of you have received solicitations from companies offering to sell you the “MLA Mailing List.”  Please note Read More

Support for Ukraine

The MLA has received requests and suggestions for support and humanitarian aid in connection with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion Read More

MLA Past President Francis X. Nolan, III, Participation as Delegate to UNCITRAL’s Working Group for the Convention for the Recognition of the Effects of Judicial Sale of Ships

The MLA’s Immediate Past President, Francis X. Nolan, III served as a delegate in the official United States delegation to Read More