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Join one of the Dade County Bar Association’s committees and discover the Benefits of Membership.

Advance Your Professional Goals
Fulfill Your Personal Interests
Serve the Public Good


Join a diverse network of over 4800 colleagues—in private practice, public service, the judiciary, government, academia, in-house, and law school—who share membership and expand your personal and professional horizon. By becoming a member today, you help to shape the future of the profession as a critical link in one of its most influential organizations.

Through membership in various committees, lawyers can focus their involvement in an area of the law that interests them most. Committee membership is voluntary and offers concentrated information and education in a specific area of law. Committees provide attorneys with access to other lawyers who share similar interests in a specific legal field. The committees are also involved in the production of specialized continuing legal education seminars and publications, and they publish newsletters covering their areas of professional interest.

Membership in the Dade County Bar Association offers a world of professional opportunity and many member benefits.

Once you're signed into your account, look for "Groups" under your profile and you can join the committee of your choice.

Below is a list of our committees that you can join.



COURTS Subcommittees work directly with the various courts on procedural changes and special projects and may propose new legislation or rules changes. Most committees obtain

CLE credit for their monthly meetings.

BANKRUPTCY LAW This committee provides attorneys practicing in this area worthwhile meetings, educational seminars and networking opportunities.

BULLETIN This is one of our most important Committees – the Bulletin is our primary way to communicate with members. Serve as Editors, write, obtain, and edit articles, and coordinate layout and publication.

BUSINESS LAW This committee is for members interested in business law, including financial services, securities, banking, and general corporate law practice areas, and will be offering educational seminars, discussion forums and networking opportunities.

BUSINESS OUTREACH This committee hosts informal networking events with non-law related professional groups to further DCBA’s legal outreach and networking.

CONSTRUCTION LAW This is an interesting, well organized, and active committee. Educational meetings, generally with guest speakers and CLE credit.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION This committee will support initiatives and programs which encourage diversity, diversity training and dialogue among lawyers in Miami-Dade County. The committee is also charged with developing strategies and recommending policies that will increase diversity and inclusion in the Dade County Bar Association.

ENVIRONMENTAL & LAND USE Exceptionally interesting meetings and seminars on the latest issues affecting South Florida in this practice area..

FLORIDA REGISTERED PARALEGAL This new committee provides FRP members with networking, education and participation opportunities in the Association.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS This is a new committee serving the needs of both private and public sector attorneys representing, and/or practicing before state, county and local governments and agencies. Will hosts several CLE events throughout the year as well as the annual Local Government Attorney Reception.

IMMIGRATION LAW This committee provides attorneys practicing in this area worthwhile meetings, educational seminars and networking opportunities.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY This committee hosts informative educational seminars and networking events for the sharing of information in the practice area of IP.

INTERNATIONAL LAW Lawyers interested in the international aspects of practice in our diverse community should join.

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW This committee will provide networking and educational programs in this practice area including those with local, state, national and International clients.

LAW AND TECHNOLOGY This committee deals with proposals and issues involving technology and the law. They will also simplify and suggest the latest applications and use to help in the practice of law.

LEGAL AID & OFFICE OF PUBLIC SERVICE Proposes policy and programs to Board of Directors for Legal Aid Society and “Put Something Back” Volunteer Lawyer Programs. A most worthwhile committee.

MEMBERSHIP & MEMBER SERVICES Coordinate membership recruitment and propose new services for members.

PROFESSIONALISM is the watchword for our profession. Our Supreme Court has earmarked professionalism as a top priority. This committee works to raise the standards of practice and fair dealing.

REAL PROPERTY One of our most productive committees. The regular meetings attract practitioners of all fields because of the provocative and entertaining speakers.

SCHOOLS PROGRAMS Extremely important committee which coordinates and conducts award winning programs in public and private schools.

SOLO/SMALL FIRM This new committee is dedicated to the fastest growing segment of the profession and will offer networking and educational programs specifically designed for the solo/small firm practitioner.


 The Bar works for you, so I solicit your ideas for programs and committees.

Jordan A. Dresnick, President
Dade County Bar Association
123 N. W. FIRST AVENUE #214
Miami, Florida  33128

If you have any questions, please call the Bar office – 305/371-2220


2017-2018 COMMITTEES

 Get involved with the perennial award-winning Young Lawyers Section of the Dade County Bar Association by volunteering to serve on a committee or participate in a project in the coming year.  Let the Young Lawyers Section know of your interest in participating in this year's activities by indicating your committee preference below.  A description of each committee is described.



CLE – Organizes engaging CLE programs presented by experts in their field on key topics benefitting young lawyers in various areas of the law, including programs designed to improve business development skills.  

JUDICIAL OUTREACH – Works to increase access and communication between young lawyers and judges in the community through implementation of the highly successful “Lunch with the Judges” program.

FUNDRAISING – Coordinates and assists in fundraising efforts for the YLS Signature Events:  Bids for Kids and the Judicial Reception.  Fundraising committee members will be featured as hosts for these highly attended events.

SOCIAL - Plans social and cultural events, including networking events, happy hours, and member service programs designed to improve business development skills and build meaningful relationships, often with other community and professional organizations.  

SPORTS – Implements the popular Softball Tournament in the Spring and other sports-related events.


YOUNG LAWYER MENTORSHIP AND BAR PASSAGE – Puts together the DCBA YLS’s inaugural young lawyer mentorship program. Assists local law students in their preparation for the essay portion of the Florida Bar Exam.  Each law student is paired with a practicing attorney who acts as a tutor and mentor during the weeks leading up to the February and July Exams.  

HORIZONS – Members serve as positive role models for underprivileged teenagers visiting colleges in the Fall and planning career preparations programs in the Spring, including resume workshops and mock interviews. 

PRO BONO/COMMUNITY SERVICE – Implements and coordinates public service projects and legal education programs, including Law Day where attorneys provide pro bono legal advice to members of the community, and identifies meaningful pro bono opportunities for young lawyers.

SCHOOLS – Implements mock trial programs with local elementary and high schools and assists in recruiting DCBA members to judge the annual High School Mock Trial Competition in February.

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