The CDBA was founded to achieve the following purposes:

  • Promote excellence in the practice of the legal profession;
  • Improve educational opportunities for its membership through programs designed to cover emerging ethical issues and new developments in all fields of law;
  • Cultivate social relationships amongst our membership that will encourage an atmosphere of collegiality and cooperation in the local legal community;
  • Foster congeniality and mutual respect amongst legal professionals in our community;
  • Provide services that will assist our members in meeting various needs in their daily law practices;
  • Enhance public understanding of and respect for the law;
  • Assist and educate the public regarding their legal rights and responsibilities; and
  • Assure that quality legal services are available to all persons in our community at an affordable cost.
  • Mentor students and young lawyers