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Dane County Bar Association

Kyle Engelke

DCBA President

Welcome to the Dane County Bar Association (DCBA) website. Founded in 1858, the DCBA has been a leading bar association in Wisconsin for many years.

It features a diverse membership that includes lawyers, judges, and law students. The DCBA offers a multitude of benefits and programs, including timely and informative CLE luncheons, an award-winning mentorship program that pairs new and experienced lawyers, low-cost mediation services, and opportunities to volunteer and offer pro bono services.


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In 2006, the late Joe Melli, then-Chair of the Senior Lawyers Section, and Josh Kindkeppel, then Chair of the New Lawyers Section, joined forces to create the Dane County Mentorship Program. The Mentorship Program launched a pilot program in the fall of 2007 matching 10 mentees with 10 mentors. The Program was a success and was expanded in subsequent years. The concept of the Program is simple: match new attorneys with seasoned veterans based on an area of practice/interest.


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CJI will be hosting a Fall Fundraiser in honor of its 17th year of providing legal representation to low-income individuals across Southern Wisconsin.

You can have it all: intellectually stimulating work at a respected local firm with a big-firm impact and rich history.

If you are interested in placing a classified ad in our monthly newsletter, please email us at law@dcba.net.

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