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The DBA is your professional association, here to support you as a lawyer. Join today and take advantage of our wide variety of programs, services, events, and member benefits to help you grow and thrive in your legal career. Your membership gives you access to beneficial networking, fulfilling leadership opportunities, continuing education, fun social events, and many ways to expand your practice as well as give back to the community.
DBA membership opens the door to not only greater professional success-through business-generating networking opportunities, education in a wide range of legal topics and issues and resources that improve day-to-day practice-but greater personal satisfaction in the practice of law, with pro bono opportunities, community outreach activities and numerous social events.
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DBA Membership Classifications
SUSTAINING MEMBER +$100 By adding $100 to your dues classification below you will provide your support of DBA programs that assist in the development of the profession and provide meaningful access to justice initiatives: Leadership Development, Mentor/Mentee Events and civics education support are a few examples. Make a difference by choosing this “above and beyond” dues level. Sustaining members receive special recognition at the Dayton Bar.
ACTIVE ATTORNEY/JUDGE Persons/members of the judiciary, admitted to and in good standing of the Bar of Ohio or any other state or territory of the U.S. shall be eligible for regular membership with voting rights.
RETIRED / INACTIVE Persons/members of the judiciary who have been a member of the DBA for twenty-five consecutive years or more and/or have acquired inactive status under the Rules of the Government of the Bar of Ohio or the bar of any other state or territory of the U.S. (must meet Supreme Court guidelines).
HONORARY $0 The DBA Board of Trustees in accordance with criteria and requirements set by the Section for such recognition, may appoint honorary members of the Association. No dues apply.
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY $140 Persons/members of the judiciary, in good standing of the Bar of Ohio, or the bar of another state or territory of the U.S., practicing in and whose residence is in a county not adjacent to Montgomery County, Ohio.
LEGAL ADMINISTRATOR $130 Persons/members of the judiciary, not admitted to practice law before the Bar of Ohio or another state or territory of the U.S., that are employed or retained by a lawyer, law firm, or governmental agency as a Legal Administrator or are employed in a capacity which involves the performance of legal services under the direction and supervision of an attorney.
LAW SCHOOL GRAD <2YR $0 | >2YRS $140 Any person who, although not admitted to practice before the Bar of Ohio or another state or territory of the US, holds a degree from an accredited law school. Law School Graduates less than two-years - no dues apply. Greater than two years the fee is $140.
LAW STUDENT $0 Any person enrolled in an accredited law school and maintains the standards set forth.
PARALEGAL $110 Any person who, although not admitted to practice law before the Bar of Ohio or another state or territory of the U.S., is employed or retained by a lawyer, law firm, or governmental agency as a Paralegal or is employed in a capacity which involves the performance of legal services under the direction and supervision of an attorney.
PARALEGAL STUDENT $0 Any person enrolled in an accredited school that maintains the standards set forth.