The Aurora Bar Association (ABA) was organized in 1961 as a chartered local bar association. Aurora is the fourth largest city in Colorado, and spans parts of Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties. It is also a Home Rule City, and its municipal court has a correspondingly broad jurisdiction. The ABA charter was formed as the result of the perception that memberships in the respective county bar associations alone did not adequately serve the needs of lawyers and judges in our community.
The main goal of the ABA is to provide networking and CLE opportunities its members by offering, at low cost, four dinner meetings each year. Despite its particularized purpose, the ABA is open to all lawyers admitted to practice in Colorado.
The ABA also strives to serve the greater Aurora community through law school scholarships and general outreach. 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 to assist teams from Aurora High Schools who advance beyond the initial round.
Community outreach projects, such as support to Gateway Domestic Violence Services and local food banks.
The ABA's annual dues are reasonable:
Junior (0-3 yrs.): $25
Intermediate (3-7 yrs.) $45
Senior (8+ yrs. ): $75
Charitable Contributions: This year, the Aurora Bar Association has made a number of local charitable contributions:
(1) $1,022.00 to the Arapahoe County Bar Foundation's Laptops from Lawyers program, which recently delivered new laptops to 12 high school graduates.
(2) $1,000.00 in combined funds to Gateway, Rangeview and Smoky Hill High Schools for their annual mock trial teams.
(3) Collected and distributed cash and food to Gateway Battered Womens' Shelter.