Atty. Timothy Diemand, Co-chair
Atty. Louis Pepe, Co-chair
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 Lawyers' Principles of Professionalism were adopted by the Connecticut Bar Association House of Delegates on June 6, 1994.
Voluntary Mentoring Program for Newly Admitted Attorneys.
The Professionalism Committee oversees the Association’s Mentoring Program. The program is designed to provide every lawyer newly admitted to the State Bar of Connecticut with the opportunity for meaningful access to an experienced member of the bar, who will provide the guidance, direction and advice the new attorney will require during his or her first year of practice, including the practical skills and judgment essential to the practice of law; the customs, usages and unwritten rules of practice; and the ethical and professional values that represent the best traditions and highest aspirations of the legal profession. Click here for program documents.
For more information about this program please contact our Member Service Center via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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