For lawyers and non-lawyers alike who live in DuPage County, Illinois, the DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA) is a valuable resource offering educational seminars, community service programs and even social functions to bring people together.
HISTORY AND MISSION STATEMENT
The DCBA was chartered on February 1, 1879, and according to its website “is the largest county bar association in Illinois with approximately 2,600 members.” It also boasts a “long history of commendations from the American Bar Association for its programs and operations.”
You can fully understand the importance and worth of this organization through its Mission Statement: “The DuPage County Bar Association serves the attorneys, judiciary and citizens of DuPage County, Illinois in providing legal education, business development and networking opportunities, designed to enhance and benefit our membership and community, while upholding the highest degree of civility and professionalism.”
For those in the legal profession, membership in DCBA offers many opportunities to learn and grow within their chosen profession. The general public can turn to DCBA for lawyer referrals, free legal help, and a variety of “self-help” information on Illinois legal matters. There is also useful information on the DuPage County legal system such as court locations, court rules, and county departments.
A variety of DCBA committees give DuPage County attorneys the ability to improve their own skills while also helping those in the community. Some key committees include:
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Business Law
- Child Advocacy
- Elder Law
- Family Law and Practice
- Health Care Law
- Immigration Law
- Labor and Employment Law
PRIDE IN MEMBERSHIP
I’m pleased to say that I’m an active member of the DuPage County Bar Association and was recently appointed to chair their Diversity Program. In addition, for the past two years I was vice chairman and then chairman of the Child Advocacy Committee.
Regardless of your legal questions or requirements, the DCBA is a great place to start searching for answers and assistance. If you need legal support for a personal family law, child custody or Illinois divorce matter, please contact me to learn how I can help.
ABOUT ERIN BIRT
Illinois attorney Erin Birt is a skilled legal professional with over ten years of experience in trial and divorce law serving clients in many DuPage County cities including Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Naperville, Warrenville and Winfield.
She opened the Law Firm of Erin Birt, P.C. in 2010 to offer her clients alternative divorce resolution services, specialized collaborative divorce options and family law expertise. She and her expert team continually develop creative outcomes such as divorce mediation and family law mediation that work for all parties involved, particularly children.
Ms. Birt holds a J.D. from DePaul College of Law and is a member of the Collaborative Practice Professionals of Illinois, the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the DuPage County Bar Association.