In the State of Texas, many people are injured because of the negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct of an individual or company. These people have the opportunity to file a personal injury lawsuit with the help of a lawyer in their state. Unfortunately, not all people that call themselves lawyers are reputable or able to properly launch a lawsuit. Membership in the Dallas Bar Association is the reassurance needed to insure that an individual is qualified to present a court case in front of Dallas courts.
40 lawyers founded the Dallas Bar Association (DBA) in 1873, during an era that witnessed remarkable growth in the city of Dallas. As stated in its first charter – signed in 1916 by 100 members – the purpose of the Bar Association of Dallas was “for support of a literary undertaking and maintenance of a library.” The Association has since been dedicated to the continuing education of its members as well as public service programs and improvement of the administration of justice.
Today, the association boasts 9,000 members in the voluntary organization. The official mission is to serve and support the legal profession in Dallas and to promote good relations among lawyers, the judiciary, and the community. Members are provided with many benefits including free continued legal education opportunities, a lawyer referral service, monthly publications, committee participation, networking opportunities, classified ads, and access to social events.