About Us

About the Dayton Bar Association

Founded in 1883, the Dayton Bar Association, With a membership of more than 1650 legal professionals, is dedicated to the administration of justice and the public's respect for the law.

Our Judge, Magistrate, Attorney, Paralegal,
Legal Administrator and Law Student members strive to Raise the Bar of the Legal Profession and serve the community in which they live and work.
• Information and Public Services
• Resources to the Legal Profession


We aspire to have all citizens of our community respect and understand the role of lawyers, the legal system, and the administration of justice.


The Dayton Bar Association furthers the administration of justice; enhances the public’s respect for the law; and promotes excellence and collegiality in the legal profession.

DBA Diversity Statement

The Dayton Bar Association’s Mission Statement outlines the goal of the Dayton Bar Association to further the administration of justice; enhance the public’s respect for the law and promote excellence and collegiality in the legal profession.

The Dayton Bar Association supports the full and equal access to and participation by individuals in the Association, the legal profession and in the justice system regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

The Dayton Bar Association is committed to the implementation of the terms and spirit of this Statement on Diversity and Inclusion.