Founded in 1964, the DeKalb Bar Association (DBA) comprises lawyers, judges, paralegals, elected officials, students and others in the legal profession. Our association has a strong tradition of service to the legal community and the residents of DeKalb County. When it comes to joining the DeKalb Bar Association, membership is well worth the price of the dues. If you ask your colleagues in the legal profession why they belong to the DBA, you'll discover the reason is simple. Membership in the local bar provides the power of connections: connections that help you individually in your practice and personal growth, and connections that enhance the image of the profession as a whole in our community.