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Since 1919, the Dutchess County Bar Association has worked to serve our membership and the community at large, promoting access to and understanding of the law.

The Dutchess County Bar Association has grown into a multi-faceted professional organization, serving attorneys from Dutchess County, the Hudson Valley, and beyond. Our diverse membership of approximately 500 attorneys has helped to make the DCBA a vital organization whose service to the community is a model for other Associations across the state.

Our Mission

“To improve the quality and accessibility of justice, promote respect for and understanding of the law, enhance professional growth, fulfillment, excellence, collegiality and diversity among its members, serve as a voice of the profession and to assist in the betterment of the life of the community."

Click here for the latest Executive Order relating to COVID-19. EO 202.14 Final


Click here for the Administrative Order regarding the move to virtual courts for essential matters in the 9th JD beginning on Monday, April 6, 2020. ADMIN. ORDER NINTH JD VIRTUAL COURTROOM PROTOCOL (002) NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT VIRTUAL COURTROOM PROCEDURES (002)

Click here to view the latest Administrative Order relating to COVID-19. Second Amd. AO Ninth JD (003)

Click here for Schedule A – Locations of Consolidated Courts – 9th JD Schedule A

Click here for Schedule B – Designated Courts and Judges – 9th JD Attachment B Designated Judges And Courts 9th Revised March 31Attachment B Designated Judges And Courts 9th Revised March 31

From the Dutchess County Clerk regarding E-Filing:

NYSCEF has been updated to reflect the Administrative Order expanding efiling to Emergency Orders, Mental Hygiene Cases etc. and limiting filing in al other cases. For more information please go to . We are also available by phone at the County clerk’s office. 845-486-2131.

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