Welcome to the Dane County Bar Association

Jordan Corning - 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 benefits and programs, including public outreach programs,continuing education opportunities for attorneys an award-winning mentorship program, and a multitude of social events aimed at maintaining and promoting collegiality among the Dane County legal community.

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 jordan.corning@huschblackwell.com. We welcome your feedback and invite any comments or questions you might have.


The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy”
Dane County Courthouse
Monday May 1, 2017

The DCBA is also soliciting nominations for pro bono awards to be given at the May 1 Pro Bono Breakfast.  The names of the nominees will also be submitted to the Wisconsin Bar for statewide pro bono awards. 

The DCBA Law for the Public Committee is seeking attorneys interested in talking to high-school-aged students about their legal careers and practice!  Dane County education professionals and community organization staff have contacted the DCBA looking for attorneys to talk to their classrooms and afterschool activities.  Most talks are under an hour and entail a brief presentation about what the attorney does, followed by a question and answer session facilitated by the host. 

John R. “Jack” Sweeney is the 2016 recipient of the “Harvey L. Wendel Service Award,” given to a member of DCBA who has demonstrated exemplary service to the legal profession and community. The award is named in honor of its first recipient, Harvey Wendel, pictured here with Jack.  Jack has served on the DCBA Board almost continuously for the past more than 25 years and was the Association President in 2006-07.  He is currently co-chair of the Joseph Melli Mentorship Program

Wisconsin’s new circuit court electronic filing rule went into effective on July 1.  E-Filing is currently voluntary in Dane County with no schedule date to move to mandatory. Dodge and Ozaukee are the first two counties with mandatory e-filing in the state and 10 other counties are scheduled to be mandatory by September 15.