The Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) was founded on June 2, 1875. Since its creation, the CBA has been instrumental in developing and improving court rules and providing quality educational and networking opportunities for its members. With nearly 10,000 members, it is the preeminent organization for lawyers and the legal profession in Connecticut, and is dedicated to promoting public service and advancing the principles of law and justice.

The 1875 Society is a group of leaders committed to sustaining the CBA and the legal profession in Connecticut. As a part of the society, your voluntary financial contribution of $100* supports the delivery of essential programs to your fellow members and the public, and enables the CBA to maintain its high standards for ethics, professionalism, and civility; advance the effective administration of justice; and build diversity and inclusion in the legal community.

Hon. Barry Armata  
Hon. Arnold W. Aronson 
Hon. John D. Boland  

Hon. Leeland Cole-Chu

Hon. Robert B. Shapiro  

Hon. Alvin W. Thompson  

Hon. Steven M. Zelman

Myles H. Alderman, Jr. 

Christopher Algoo

Bonnie L. Amendola  

Gregory Antollino  

Frank Bartlett, Jr. 

Livia Barndollar

Tina C. Beamon

Eryn A. Bingle  

George L. Bischof  

Michael Bonnano

James J. Brooks  

Edward Burt, Jr.
Rute Caetano

Reina Calderon

Michael Cartier  

Maggie Castinado

Richard A. Cerrato 

Matthew J. Cholewa
Cindy Cieslak 

Nickola Cunha 

Karen DeMeola

Gizeli D'Onofrio  

Francis Drapeau

Kyle England

Diane R. Erickson  
Chester W. Fairlie  
Seth Feigenbaum 
Victor M. Ferrante
Victoria T. Ferrara  

Brette Fitton 

Monte Frank 

Jason Gagnon

M. Theresa Giacomo  

Emily Gianquinto

Wilder Gleason  

Julie F. Grey  

Donald L. Hamer  

Robert L. Heering  

Jevera K. Hennessey  

John W. Hetherington

Mary Hill (In Memoriam of Ralph J. Monaco)
Daniel J. Horgan

Sung-Ho Hwang

Ruth Israely

Sharon M. Jones  

Jonathan R. Kamisar  

James G. Kelly  

Ginny Kim  

Jordan C. Levin  

Geraldine A. Lupoli  

Michael D. Lynch  

Jane R. Marsh  
Elisabeth S. Maurer  
Thomas F. McGarry
Peter K. Menard

Amy Lin Meyerson
Ralph Monaco
David M. Moore
Brian J. Murphy  

Sarah Murray

Robert J. Nicola  

John F. O'Brien  

Lynne L. Pantalena  

Wendy Prince

Charles A. Rattner  

Joyce Riccio

Jennifer R. Rossi  

Frank W. Russo  

Sharad Samy  

Maggie L. Sapp  

Bart Sayet  

Daniel Schwartz

Scott Schwefel

Alix Simonetti  

Ellen L. Sostman  

Christopher A.St. Victor-De Pinho
Cecil J. Thomas

Gregory L. Thornton  

Theodore Topouzis  

Michele Totonis

Tonia Tubaya  

J. Paul Vance Jr.

Valdis Vinkels  

Jonathan Weiner

Susan M. Williams  

Michael R. Young  

Be a Part of the 1875 Society

Join a growing group of leaders in the CBA who have joined the 1875 Society by contributing.

Make Contribution Here

If you have questions, please contact Member Service Center at (844)469-2221 or

The 1875 Society will be appropriately recognized and honored in Connecticut Lawyer, our Membership Directory, at the Annual Meeting, and on our website.

*This contribution is not tax deductible as a charitable contribution. You may wish to consult with your tax advisor as to whether it can be deducted as a business expense.