Welcome to the Dane County Bar Association

Sarah Walkenhorst - DCBA President

Welcome to the Dane County Bar Association (DCBA) website.  For over 155 years, DCBA has offered support, assistance, and resources to both its members and the community.  We are proud to have a tradition of service, and our Board and committee and section volunteers are committed to continuing that tradition.

DCBA provides a variety of public outreach programs, including our annual Law Day celebration, the Family Law Assistance Center, the Small Claims Assistance Program, community education presentations, and numerous pro bono opportunities.  We also offer a cost-effective Case Mediation Program for early resolution of disputes.

DCBA offers a wide selection of programs for attorneys.  We provide bimonthly CLE luncheons on current legal topics, and many of our committees and sections offer additional programs throughout the year.  The Joseph A. Melli Mentorship Program, which matches newer lawyers with more experienced counsel, is one of the most long-standing and successful mentorship programs in the country.  In the coming year, we will also have a special committee focusing on technology issues attorneys may face in their practices and developing programming aimed at addressing some of those issues.  

We also seek to strengthen the relationships between lawyers and with the judiciary, hosting social programs such as the annual Bench Bar Brawl, Fridays at Four, Senior Lawyers and Young Lawyers events.

If you would like to learn more about DCBA, please browse our website or contact us at law@dcba.net.  You can also contact me anytime at swalkenh@hotmail.com.  We welcome your feedback about the website and invite your comments and questions about DCBA.


A Special Offer for DCBA Members
25% OFF tickets to
The Children's Theater of Madison's Presentation of To Kill a Mockingbird
At Overture Center, May 6 - 22

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres:  5 - 7 pm

Entertainment:  7 pm - 8 pm

The New Lawyers Section is teaming up with the Clean Lakes Alliance and Friends of the Yahara River Parkway for a shoreline preservation project at Tenney Park on May 12 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The 2016 Elections in Wisconsin and the Nation
Charles Franklin
Professor of Law and Public Policy & Director, Marquette Law School Poll

May 12, 2016  5:30 - 7:00 at Boardman & Clark

Here is a LINK to informaiton on e-filing in Circuit Court

Here is a LINK to the revised order on eFiling that will being considered by the Supreme Court.