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Dues Waiver Program

The Dues Waiver Program is intended to help its members by providing assistance to attorneys whose financial circumstances are such that full payment of membership dues would pose a financial hardship.  Participation in the program is limited to two consecutive membership years.

 

Eligibility:

·         Only those applicants who have been DCBA members for one year or more are eligible to apply.

·         Applicants must attest that payment of full dues constitutes a financial hardship.

·         Applicants must complete this form and provide a letter explaining the circumstances surrounding the financial difficulty.  Applicants are encouraged to provide documentation of the hardship.

·         Applications remain confidential.  

 

DUES WAIVER APPLICATION

 

CLE Financial Hardship Policy

The DCBA Executive Director may, at his/her discretion, reduce or waive the registration fee for any lawyer who desires to attend an Association seminar, but for whom the cost would be a financial hardship. Requests shall be made via the Application for CLE Grant (see below), and submitted with the seminar registration form at least 14 days prior to the seminar. Financial aid shall be capped at $250 per attorney per bar year (July 1-June 30).

The determination of whether a lawyer is eligible for a reduced or waived fee will be made on a case by case basis based upon professional relevance, financial need and the space available for the seminar. All requests will be kept confidential.*

Approved registration fee waivers will include the cost of refreshments, if provided to registrants.

 

If a lawyer is found to be eligible for a reduced fee, s/he shall be responsible for paying the balance of the registration fee prior to admission into the seminar.

 

*Except for disclosure to bar staff involved in processing the application and the decision to grant or deny the request.

CLE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP APPLICATION

 


 

For more information, contact Robert Rupp, rrupp@dcba.org or 630-653-7779.

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