For the Public

Proudly Serving the Community in Which We Live and Work

Founded in 1883, the Dayton Bar Association has proudly served the greater Dayton community for more than 125 years, With offices conveniently located in the Performance Place, adjacent to the Schuster Performing Arts Center at the corner of Second and Main Streets in downtown Dayton, the Dayton Bar Association not only provides services to 1600 members of the legal community, the DBA also provides information and a host of public services to benefit the community at large.
The Dayton Bar Association is dedicated to providing the public with access to basic legal resources and services, including:

Listing of Community Servies provided by the Dayton Bar Association

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General Information Regarding a Variety of Legal Topics

Grievance and Fee Arbitration

The Supreme Court has authorized the Dayton Bar Association to receive andprocess all Grievance and Fee Dispute claims in Montgomery County. For claims against Judges in any county in Ohio, please contact the Supreme Court of Ohio at 614.387.9370.

Lawyer Referral Service

Don't know where to turn? Turn to us. The Dayton Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service can help connect you with an attorney specializing in the area of law matching your legal issue.

Notary Public

The Dayton Bar Association is authorized by the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court as the official provider of Notary Commissions in Montgomery County. We manage more than 13,000 Notary commissions and can assist you in obtaining a new commission or renewing your Notary Public Commission through the Notary Office at the Dayton Bar Association.

Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project

In 1988, members of the Dayton Bar Association were instrumental in helping to establish the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) which provides attorneys to low income individuals in the Montgomery County area of Ohio. The VLP is co-located with the DBA in the Performance Place office condominiums.