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Membership Information

DCBA Membership is open to any attorney admitted to practice in the State of New York and to Dutchess County residents currently enrolled at an accredited law school or a graduate of an accredited law school pending admission. DCBA Membership has numerous benefits. Members in good standing are eligible to join our Lawyer Referral Service, which receives over 3,000 calls annually. Monthly luncheons are held from September through March and our Annual Dinner is held in May. Numerous other social and networking events are held throughout the year to provide our members with the opportunity to see colleagues in a relaxed setting and meet members of the local business community. The DCBA is a New York State Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education. Courses are offered on a variety of topics throughout the year. The DCBA prides itself on being able to provide quality CLE at reasonable price close to home. Members always receive the lowest cost to attend. The DCBA strives to ensure the professional needs of its members are met. Members are encouraged to call the office for assistance or support in others areas of their practices, including recruitment, marketing, or to obtain a set of membership mailing labels. If you are interested in receiving a membership packet, please contact us using our website contact form. Alternatively, you may submit an application form and pay your dues using our online registration form.

Online Registration Form

Our dues structure is as follows:

Regular Membership: $145

Sustaining Membership: $185

Paralegal Membership: $35

Full time Law Students: $30

NEW! Paralegal Membership! 

Paralegal Membership is open to those who are attending or have graduated from an approved Paralegal education program and are currently employed as a paralegal or are working under the supervision of attorney performing paralegal duties for 5 years or more. A supervisors signature is required. Paralegal membership is $35 per year.

Paralegal Membership Application can be downloaded here. Paralegal Membership Application

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