Special Events

Bench Bar Conference

The Dayton Bar Association Bench Bar Conference is the largest legal conference of the year in the Miami Valley, attracting over 200 attorneys and judges throughout the region. Held each November, the Bench Bar Conference has a loyal following and a great reputation as one of the most valuable CLE seminars offered in the region. The Dayton legal community is very fortunate to have such a positive working relationship between these two groups and the Bench Bar Conference reinforces that positive bond. Multiple breakout sessions are offered and provide informative topics in different areas of practice and include legal and court updates.
The next DBA Bench Bar Conference will be held at Sinclair Community College, Building 12 on Friday, November 3, 2017. 

2014: The Golden Anniversary of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964: Battles, Won, Lost and OnGoing
Friday, November 14, 2014 | Sinclair Community College, Building 12
Keynote Speaker:
WJ Cody, was one of 6 lawyers who provided legal representation for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in Memphis during Dr.Kings's support of striking sanitation workers. 
2013: 21st Annual Bench Bar Conference
Friday, November 15, 2013 | Sinclair College, Building 12
Chairs: Hon. Michael Krumholtz and Anne P. Keeton, Esq.
Keynote Speakers: 
Mark Godsey, Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law
Barry Scheck, Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in NYC 
Peter Kolovos, Partner, WilmerHale. 

2012: Celebrating Our Heritage
Thursday, November 8, 2012 | Sinclair Community College Building 12
Keynote Speakers:
Kendall Coffey: Atty at Law, legal analyst, high stakes litigation, partner at Coffey Burlington, former U.S. Atty.
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky: Founding dean and distinguished professor of law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in Political Science.
Justice Judith Ann Lanzinger: Supreme Court Justice, State of Ohio.
2011: Celebrating Collegiality
Friday, November 18, 2011 | Sinclair Community College Building 12
Chairs: Jeff Cox Esq. and D. Jeff Ireland Esq.
Keynote Speakers:
Willow Jacobson, Working with and for a Multi-Generational Workforce in the Legal Profession
Below are a few photographs from the 2011 Conference.