Welcome to the Douglas County Bar Association
The Douglas County Bar Association is a nonprofit corporation whose members are lawyers residing in Douglas County, Kansas. The association provides opportunities for its members to exchange ideas and share information about the practice of law, to encourage professionalism, integrity and courtesy among its members, and to exhibit responsibility and leadership in the community. Through its activities the DCBA strives to foster community respect for the legal profession, as well as awareness of the ideals and principles embodied in our federal and state Constitutions and common law, and understanding of the legal system and the administration of justice.
Membership in the association affords numerous opportunities for attorneys to network and build professional relationships, as well as opportunities to socialize with other members of the bar. By joining one or more of the DCBA's active groups or committees, attorneys can help each other become more effective advocates.
Monthly luncheon of the Douglas County Women Attorneys group at Free State Brewery.
Are you an Ethical Attorney Negotiator?
Centers for Excellence, Washburn, Topeka, KS
This CLE session will blend an initial live negotiation exercise with discussion and application of ethical issues and related rules arising out of that exercise. The initial exercise is based on the negotiation style and examples found on the “American Pickers” show and seeks to get participants to evaluate their personal negotiation style and how that affected the outcome of the “negotiation” session as compared to other participants. Participants will be paired off for the first half of the session to negotiate and then a series of questions and related discussion will take the participants through the applicable legal ethical rules. Participants will be challenged to contemplate whether they feel they complied or may need to adjust their style and negotiation tactics
Meeting of the Young Lawyers group of the Douglas County Bar Association will be held at a location to be announced beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The Douglas County Bar Association held its annual election on Thursday, March 3. Congratulations to the following officers, who will assume their duties April 1, 2016:
President: Branden Smith
Vice-President: Anne Hall
Secretary: Terence Leibold
Treasurer: Dakota Loomis
Young Lawyers Section President: Chris Coleman
Young Lawyers Section Treasurer: Clay Randle
A big thanks goes to our outgoing president, Sarah Warner, and to Rick Hird, who will be rolling off the Board of Directors at the end of March after almost a decade of service to the DCBA.
As you probably noticed if you are reading this site, the DCBA has a new website! The new web address is www.dgcoksbar.org. Please explore the new website and give us your feedback.
The website has a number of new features, including the ability to click on any Event under "Calendar," view the date and time, and add the event to your Google or iOS calendar. You can also fill out membership forms and pay your dues online!
To that end, make sure that you have filled out a renewal form on the new site and have paid your 2016 DCBA membership dues. To join or to renew your membership or to update your information, fill out the online membership form at the DCBA website, submit it, and pay your dues online. Or you can print and mail your membership form (once submitted) with your $75.00 check payable to “Douglas County Bar Association," P.O. Box 1966, Lawrence, KS 66044.
If you have any questions, comments, or other feedback, please don't hesitate to contact DCBA President Sarah Warner firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DCBA Winter Party is Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Maceli's. Details to be announced as they become available. There will be assorted heavy hors d’oeuvres and a hosted bar. Music will be provided by the Free State High School Orchastra Ensemble. The cost is $20.00 per person.
Note: The December 3 monthly social is cancelled and replaced by the party.