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Section 5: Department of Membership Services

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DENVER BAR ASSOCIATION DEPARTMENT OF MEMBERSHIP

The life and vitality of the organized bar is its membership. The Department of Membership Services was established in 1987 in response to a growing concern over the time and financial demands being placed on attorneys, and the potential impact these demands could have on the bar association in terms of a decline in membership. The department currently has one full-time staff person and on part-time staff person (the office is shared with the Colorado Bar Association).The Department of Membership Services is responsible for the administration of DBA’s committees, maintaining all membership records and statistics, and the membership renewal process.


DUES COLLECTION

The DBA Membership Department is responsible for collection and record keeping of annual dues for DBA members.

 


INACTIVE MEMBER STATUS

HISTORY OF PROPOSAL
There are many attorneys registered as "inactive" with the Colorado Supreme Court. Believing that some of these persons would be interested in joining the DBA, even though they are not practicing law, the Membership Services Committee in 1989 proposed creating an Inactive membership status. The Board of Trustees approved this membership category on a trial basis. In 1991, inactive membership was created on a permanent basis.

INACTIVE MEMBERSHIP DEFINED
To be eligible for inactive membership, the attorney must be registered as inactive with the Colorado Supreme Court. Inactive members receive all benefits of active membership, except the right to vote or to hold office.
 


DENVER BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP DUES


2010-2011

Senior (licensed 8+ years in any jurisdiction) $130.00
Intermediate (4-7 years) $115.00
Junior (1-3 years) $75.00
Government Employee-Senior  (8+ years) $100.00
Government Employee-Intermediate (4-7 years) $70.00
Government Employee-Junior (1-3 years) $40.00
Retired (over 65 and not practicing law full time) $55.00
Inactive (on inactive status with the Colorado Supreme Court) $55.00