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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.




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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."

Pursuant to the Revised Operating Protocols and Procedures for the Ninth Judicial District (dated
February 18, 2022), personal appearances are mandatory on the return date of any citation that
has been issued by the Surrogate’s Court.
This Revised Protocol and Procedure goes into effect district-wide on February 25, 2022. The full notice can be found here: Calendars

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  1. CLE Pass

    March 10, 2022 @ 8:00 am - March 10, 2023 @ 5:00 pm