Member Benefits

Membership in the DCBA is about having the support of your colleagues, avenues for service to the community, and direct participation in improving the profession of law in Miami. Your membership offers almost daily opportunities to network with others in the legal profession. Through structured activities and informal gatherings, you can interact with attorneys, judges and business leaders, building powerful and valuable professional contacts.

COMMITTEES:

The DCBA offers a variety of committees for its members that educate and inform members on substantive areas of the law and provide forums for the discussion of common problems and issues, which affect their particular practice area and are the backbone of all DCBA. The committees provide leadership opportunities to legal professionals while giving guidance and support to bar programs and community service efforts.

MEMBERS DISCOUNT PROGRAMS:

Leveraging the collective buying power of our members, the Bar brings you incredible discounts on high quality products and services, from meeting space to insurance. Contact us with questions regarding any of the following benefits and services. The DCBA’s expanded services package can be worth thirty to forty times the cost of a year’s membership.

  • ABA publications - 20% discount on ABA publications.

  • CLE seminars and CDs – We offer free and low cost live and recorded programs.

  • Professional liability insurance products - DCBA’s exclusive insurance partner, Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, provides malpractice insurance.

  • Credit Card Law Firm Merchant Account - Specifically designed for law firms and sole practitioners, members receive reduced rates and multiple features built-in to properly process client-attorney transactions without commingling funds.

  • Daily Business Review Discount Subscriptions – 20% Off

  • Discount cards for Hertz Car Rental $15 – 20 off

  • Mailing Service - Law Firm announcements for members.

  • Member Direct Link Directory - Members link to their firms on the DCBA website.

  • Member and Firm News and Announcements - Place your announcements on the DCBA website.

  • Regal Movie Ticket Discount - save $3.00 on a regular adult movie ticket for all movies and show times! Tickets are available at a reduced price at $8.50 each with no expiration date.

  • Office Depot Discount Program

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT:

Through participation in General Membership Meetings/Luncheons; CLE programs and social events, members are acquainted with our Judges and other members of the association. Members are also frequently invited to participate in programs with other local bar associations and groups related to the practice of law.

  • The Bulletin - Each month the Bulletin is published in the Daily Business Review. Members receive a copy by mail. The Bulletin contains messages from the President of DCBA and the Young Lawyers Section, a Calendar of Events, notices of special events and programs, trial and practice article and profiles of judges and other legal officers.

  • Public Information – DCBA Staff receives an average of 50 calls per day and provides legal assistance and referrals to Legal Aid, Legal Services, and other government agencies. We also provide copies of our annual Judicial Polls.

  • DCBA Building- The Association owns the four-story building at 123 N. W. First Avenue. DCBA headquarters occupy the second floor of the building. The Legal Aid Society and DCBA pro bono programs occupy the first and third floors. The fourth floor will be the Bar’s conference center. The building was constructed in 1967 and paid for with member contributions and a mortgage which was retired in 1986.

  • Appellate Court Coffee Service – Free coffee provided by DCBA at Third District Court.

  • Staff - Seven Full-time DCBA staff are always available to assist you.
PROGRAMMATIC COMMITTEES

Bankruptcy Law

Civil Litigation

Diversity & Inclusion

Environmental & Land Use

Florida Registered Paralegal

Government Relations

Health & Wellness

Immigration

Intellectual Property

Labor and Employment

Probate & Guardianship

Professionalism

Real Property

Solo/Small Firm

Court Committees

Appellate Court

County Court

Criminal Court

Family Court

Federal Court

Juvenile Court

STANDING COMMITTEES

By-Laws

Courts (several are included under programmatic committees)

Elections

Membership

Long Range Planning

Legal Aid & Office of Public Service

Presidential Advisory

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

Bulletin

Executive – under By-Laws

TASKFORCE

Courthouse Taskforce

Judicial Campaign Practices Commission

Technology Taskforce

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