Atty. Timothy Diemand, Co-Chair
Phone: (860) 297-3738
Atty. Louis Pepe, Co-Chair
Phone: (860) 241-2636
The mission of the Connecticut Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism is to enhance the level of professionalism among lawyers and judges and to promote their commitment to the Lawyers’ Principles of Professionalism (adopted by the Connecticut Bar Association House of Delegates on June 6, 1994), by: 1) encouraging, recommending and providing assistance to CBA Committees and Sections in the development and coordination of professionalism initiatives; 2) encouraging and providing assistance to local Bar associations, law schools, and the judiciary in their efforts to improve professionalism; 3) educating members of the legal profession and the public about professionalism issues; and 4) identifying, evaluating, and reporting on trends and developments affecting lawyer professionalism and proposing and implementing programs to address them.
In September 2011, President Brad Gallant combined the Standing Committee on Professionalism with the Continuing Legal Education Committee in the hope and expectation their common objectives in many areas would result in a synergy in the combined group that would enhance its effectiveness and service to the CBA members. The experiences of the past year indicate his decision was right on target.