Welcome to the Dane County Bar Association

Eric J. Ryberg - 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.  Members can develop valuable leadership skills by joining one of the DCBA committees or sections.  The DCBA is also well-known for its social events that promote collegiality and offer networking opportunities with lawyers and judges in the community. 
 
If you are not currently a member, we encourage you to join today.  Please browse our website to learn more about DCBA and why you should join.  You can also contact us at law@dcba.net with any questions or comments you may have. 
 
Eric J. Ryberg, Attorney

Endnotes

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget eliminates funding for the Legal Services Corporation (“LSC”), which provides funding to Legal Action of Wisconsin (“Legal Action”), the LSC grantee that serves Dane County.

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Wisconsin’s new circuit court electronic filing rule went into effective on July 1.  E-Filing is currently voluntary in Dane County with no schedule date to move to mandatory. Dodge and Ozaukee are the first two counties with mandatory e-filing in the state and 10 other counties are scheduled to be mandatory by September 15.

Carlo Esqueda, the Dane County Clerk of Circuit Court, has requested that DCBA pass along the following information regarding e-Filing cases in Dane County Circuit Court. Click to continue.

The Dane County Bar Association annually makes funds available for distribution to projects which have one of three purposes:

  1. Increasing the availability of legal services to low income individuals;
  2. Educating members of the public on their rights and responsibilities under the law; or
  3. Improving the legal resources available in Dane County to lawyers and the public.

Nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies providing services in Dane County are eligible to apply for funding.