The Aurora Bar Association (ABA) was organized in 1961 as a chartered local bar association of the Colorado Bar Association to serve the needs of lawyers living and working in Aurora, and the needs of the community. The reason behind the charter was that the City of Aurora spans parts of both Arapahoe and Adams Counties, and thus membership in those County Bar Associations did not adequately serve the needs of lawyers and judges in Aurora.
Today, the ABA is open to all lawyers admitted to practice in Colorado, but still is committed to serving the Aurora Community. From its inception, the ABA has been fortunate to have a strong presence and the support of the Judges that sit in the Municipal Courts, which results in wonderful bench/bar relationships.
The main goal of the ABA is to provide networking opportunities for its members by offering 3-4 Dinner/CLE meetings each year, at no or little cost to its members.
The ABA also strives to serve both the legal community and the Aurora community through annual contributions. Currently, the ABA donations include:
DU Law School Scholarship
CU Law School Scholarship
Laptops from Lawyers for two Aurora students (a program of the Arapahoe County Bar Foundation that provides laptops to deserving high school students going to college who cannot otherwise afford a laptop
Mock Trials – funds to assist teams from Aurora High Schools who advance beyond the initial round.
The ABA strives to also keep its dues reasonable for its members. Current dues are as follows:
$25 for lawyers admitted for up to 3 years
$35 for lawyers admitted for 3-7 years
$60 for active lawyers admitted for 8+ years
$30 for retired or inactive lawyers