DBA Mission and Vision
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About the Dayton Bar Association

Founded in 1883, the Dayton Bar Association, With a membership of more than 1650 legal professionals, is dedicated to the administration of justice and the public's respect for the law.

Our Judge, Magistrate, Attorney, Paralegal, Legal Administrator and Law Student members strive to Raise the Bar of the Legal Profession and serve the community in which they live and work.
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Excellence and collegiality in the legal profession enhancing the administration of justice and the public's respect for the law.


The DBA enhances member professional standards of excellence , collaboration among the Bench and Bar, the successful practice of law, and the personal well-being of our members.

Statement on  Diversity and Inclusion

The DBA's Vision promotes excellence and collegiality in the legal profession.

The DBA supports the full and equal access to and participation by individuals in the Association, the legal profession and in the justice system regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

The DBA is committed to the implementation of the terms and spirit of this Statement on Diversity and Inclusion.