April 19, 2019

Notice to All CBA Members

The Columbus Bar’s Board of Governors approved a dues increase of twenty-five dollars ($25) for all membership categories, effective for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

The dues rate established for law schools will also increase by $500. The dues for becoming a paralegal member and the contribution for becoming a Sustaining Member will not increase.

This action was taken pursuant to the CBA Code of Regulations, which are set forth below.

Article VIII. Dues
Section 2. Dues Structure to be Set by Board of Governors.
The Board of Governors shall establish, by a vote of at least ten (10) of its members, the dues structure for each membership class of the association. Any new dues structure shall become effective thirty (30) calendar days after publication unless the procedure specified in Section 3 of the Article is invoked.

Section 3. Petition Objecting to Published Dues Structure.
Within thirty (30) days of the first publication of a notice of a proposed new dues structure established by the Board of Governors, a written petition, signed by not less than one hundred (100) of the voting members of the Association, may be filed in objection to the proposed dues structure. The petition shall be addressed to the President and filed at the Association’s offices. Upon the filing of a timely and properly executed petition, the published dues structure, shall be submitted to a vote of the membership and shall become effective only upon the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the eligible members who cast a ballot.”