Below, please find the applications for the Kalamazoo County Bar Association. You’ll need to download Adobe’s Acrobat Reader to view and use them.
- Legal Assistant Membership Form 2016-17
- Funding Grant Guidelines Application
- 2017-2018 KCBA Membership Application [PRINT]
- 2017-2018 KCBA Membership Application [ONLINE]
Meetings & Social Events
Membership meetings and other social events help members by providing opportunities to participate in activities designed to enhance professional development as well as personal enjoyment. Members are able to meet and relax with old friends as well as to network and become acquainted with new colleagues.
The Association routinely celebrates and holds receptions for different events:
- Memorial Services: to honor the memories of deceased members
- Swearing In Ceremonies: to assist with the admission of new attorneys to the Bar
We continually strive to find ways to benefit our members, such as corporate discounts. As a member of the KCBA your are eligible for:
- membership in Consumers Credit Union
- discounts at Rx Optical
The KCBA provides a number of opportunities for members to serve the community. We provide free legal clinics each month at different locations in the community.
The Association recognizes two individuals for outstanding service:
Distinguished Liberty Bell
This award is bestowed on a KCBA member who has made a significant contribution to the community outside the legal profession, not for monetary gain.
Denise Nelson – 2016
Donald P. Stone Service Award
This award is given to a young attorney who through his or her service, contributes to the quality of our profession and/or the quality of life here in Kalamazoo County. A “young attorney” for purposes of this award is someone under the age of thirty-five or someone who has practiced 10 or less years.
Raymond W. Fox Award
Kalamazoo County Bar association promotes recognition of people whose activities notably advance rights and justice in Kalamazoo County by honoring them with the Raymond W. Fox Award. The award is presented in the memory of Raymond W. Fox for dedicated service or outstanding achievement in the advancement and preservation of our rights, advocacy or the legal system.
ANNOTATIONS, the Association’s newsletter, is published 5 times a year offering reports on Association activities, court updates, law related articles and an events calendar.
Sections have been established in order to give members who practice in a particular area, or who share similar interests, the opportunity to meet on a regular basis in order to provide updates on the law and other information important to their practices.
Committees have been established to perform functions in the best interest of the Association.