LCBA Membership Benefits

The Lorain County Bar Association has developed relationships with a variety of vendors who are willing to offer our members discounts on products and services simply because they belong to the Lorain County Bar Association.

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

The LCBA entered into a partnership between the LCBA and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (“CMBA”) to offer our members the opportunity to join the CMBA at a discounted rate.  The CMBA offers many benefits of membership.  One of the greatest benefits of joining the CMBA is free access to Fastcase, a comprehensive 50 state law library available online.  Fastcase is the fastest growing legal research tool in the world.  The normal rate for membership in the CMBA is up to $315.  The CMBA offers a Schedule B membership to attorneys that live and practice outside of Cuyahoga County.  You receive all of the benefits of membership at a lower rate (maximum $130).  However, as a Lorain County Bar Association member, your rate is discounted even further.  The cost to join the CMBA through the LCBA is only $100!   By taking advantage of this offer through the LCBA, there are no applications to fill out to join the CMBA.  All you have to do is check the line item on the enclosed dues statement.  You then pay the LCBA for both your LCBA dues and your CMBA dues ($125 and $100, respectively, for a total of $225).

David Paul Photography

David Paul’s philosophy of photography is to capture that emotional moment which will make a photograph special for generations.  Their photographers are especially adept at candid photography where people are relaxed and in their natural state of being.  They combine elements of this “photojournalistic” style with fashion photography.  The results are albums, DVDs, and photographs which tell complete stories, which capture people’s personalities.  David Paul Photography is pleased to offer LCBA members at 15% discount on family and senior portraits and a 10% discount on weddings.  Contact David Paul Photography at 440-371-3423.


The LCBA members are now eligible to take advantage of exclusive discounts with LexisNexis! These packages are designed to meet the needs of your firm and positively impact your profitability.
*These packages are designed for Lorain County Bar members with small firms (1-2 attorneys). New customers only. Other special terms and conditions may apply.*

Contact Ben Vickers at or Direct Line: (937) 247-8098 to discuss how LexisNexis can meet the specific needs of your firm.

Mama Jo Homestyle Pies

Get that cozy holiday feeling any time of year with a delicious Mama Jo Pie.  They offer 30 different flavors of pie and each is made fresh, never frozen.  They also have a wide variety of fresh strudels and homemade cookies.  Mama Jo Pies is happy to offer LCBA members a $20 gift card for $15.  Contact the LCBA for details or to purchase one of these cards.

Northern Ohio Concealed Firearms Training

Northern Ohio Concealed Firearms Training is offering LCBA members and their families* a 30% discount on their rates for all of their classes.  They have training scheduled each and every month for individuals that wish to apply for their Concealed Handgun Permit here in Ohio and other states.  They also teach the NRA course on personal protection in the home, which teaches and trains people how to defend themselves in their home and ways to set up their home so as not to be a target of crime.  Contact NOCFT through email at or by phone @ 440-822-7241.  (*Family member must attend class together with LCBA member.)

Puffer's Floral Shoppe

Puffer's Floral Shoppe, your local florist, offers professionally designed flower arrangements and gift baskets for all occasions paired with outstanding customer service. Puffer's can help you in flower delivery to Elyria and surrounding areas, and they can even handle flower delivery nationwide through its network of trusted florists. Need to send a last minute gift? It’s no problem with Puffer's Floral Shoppe as they offer same day flower delivery at no additional cost.  Puffer's is pleased to offer LCBA members a 10% discount on all local orders.  Call Puffer's to place your order at 1-800-598-7418.

Ridge Cleaners

Ridge Cleaners is a family owned and operated business, dedicated to the highest level of quality and customer service.  Ridge Cleaners offers dry cleaning and laundry services to alterations to garment and fur storageundefinedthey even offer at home pick-up and delivery service.  Visit their website for a complete list of all of the services they offer (  They have four convenient locations in Avon Lake and North Ridgeville.  As a member of the LCBA, Ridge Cleaners will provide you with a 10% discount off its usual rates.

Ryan-St. Marie Insurance (malpractice insurance)

Spencer A. Ryan, as the Authorized Agent of the LCBA for professional liability insurance, is providing professional liability insurance to LCBA members at competitive rates.  Spencer is a member of the LCBA and carries the distinction of being both a licensed attorney and as well as a licensed insurance agent.  He is a lifetime resident of Lorain County and currently works as an insurance agent at Ryan-St. Marie Insurance Agency in Elyria.  Spencer can be reached at 440-322-3200 or via email at

Super Printer

Super Printer is one of Lorain County’s finest full-service union print shops.  They are Lorain County’s largest printer of campaign materials.  They can take care of all of your printing needs from business cards to Supreme Court pleadings.  Nothing is too big or too small for Super Printer.  Family owned and operated since 1981.  Owners Mike and Karen Potts are pleased to offer LCBA members a 10% discount on all orders.  They are located at 1925 North Ridge Road, Lorain, Ohio (440-277-0787).

Vandemark Jewelers

Vandemark Jewelers believes in the highest quality of fine jewelry presented in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. If you are looking for something special and different, Vandemark’s is a locally owned and operated store that gives personal attention to all our customers as they select the perfect gift for their loved ones.  Vandemark's is pleased to offer LCBA members a 15% discount on all regularly-priced items, including repairs.  Vandemark's is located at 244 East Broad Street in Elyria (440-322-1700).

Additional Benefits of Membership

Low Cost CLE Seminars

The Lorain County Bar Association is committed to providing its membership with low cost, informative, educational programs.  We are constantly exploring unique and cutting-edge program ideas to bring to our membership.   The LCBA also offers one or two free CLE’s a year for its members.

Lawyer Referral Service

The LCBA is pleased to that we now have the ability to assist persons in need of legal services by utilizing our Lawyer Referral Service (“LRS”).  The LCBA takes calls from individuals willing and able to pay usual and customary attorney fees and matches them with attorney participants on various LRS practice panels.  In its first full year of operation, the LCBA matched over 700 individuals and companies with lawyers that participate in the service.  For more information, contact the LCBA at 440-323-8416.

Modest Means Program

There are many low-income individuals in the Lorain County area living paycheck to paycheck.  These individuals cannot affordable legal representation because when they call attorneys from listings in the phone book, they are informed that a large retainer is required.  The client is then referred to legal aid services, where they discover that they do not qualify for assistance.  This forces that person to try to deal with the problem on their own … until now.  By joining the MMP as a referral source, you will not only assist members of our community that would otherwise have nowhere to turn, you will gain valuable experience, expand your client base, establish yourself in the legal community, and maintain a steady work flow.  

Parking Spaces

One of the biggest inconveniences when coming to Downtown Elyria is parking and worrying about receiving a ticket for parking over the time limit.  Members of the Lorain County Bar Association can avoid this problem by taking advantage of a benefit offered by the LCBA – parking in our parking lot.  We have 10 spaces available for members to use free of charge when they are in Elyria (parking space #12-22).  All you have to do is stop in the office to advise that you are parking in the lot and provide the make and model of your vehicle (this way we will know the vehicles do belong to our members).  If the bar office is not open when you park, simply call and leave a voicemail.  

Conference Facilities

The LCBA has two conference rooms available free of charge to members (non-members will be charged a nominal fee to use the rooms) to use for client meetings, depositions, or just a place to work in between court hearings.  We also offer free wi-fi.  The small conference room accommodates up to 4 people and our large conference room can hold up to 12 people.  If you are in need of a conference room, contact the LCBA offices.

Committees and Sections

Bar members have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of Committees and Sections (at no cost).  Participation on a committee or in a section promotes networking opportunities, professional development and growth, the opportunity to exchange information and the chance to make a difference in our profession.
The Legal Times
The Legal Times is the quarterly newsletter published by the Lorain County Bar Association which includes articles on current issues in law, general interest, membership information, as well as LCBA news, activities and updates.

Social Events

In order to cultivate camaraderie among its membership, the Bar Association holds social events set in a relaxing atmosphere.  The annual golf outing and clambake has been very successful in bringing our membership together in a relaxing and fun setting.  The Bar Association also holds an annual night with the Cleveland Indians, a night with the Cleveland Cavs and a welcome reception for the newly-admitted lawyers in Lorain County.

Mentorship Program

The LCBA Mentorship Program, currently restricted to Association members, provides new attorneys with the guidance of an attorney with more years of practice.  In the mentor/mentee relation, an attorney with at least 10 years of experience agrees, on an annual basis, to answer infrequent inquiries, provide occasional suggestions, and offer intermittent advice to an attorney with no more than 5 years of experience.  Please contact the LCBA for more information.  

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