Since the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) was founded on June 2, 1875, it has been dedicated to promoting public service and advancing the principles of law and justice. With over 9,000 members, it is the preeminent organization for lawyers and the legal profession in Connecticut. 
The 1875 Society is a group of members committed to sustaining the CBA and the legal profession in Connecticut by supporting the delivery of essential programs to fellow members and the public through a voluntary annual contribution of $100*. These contributions also enable the CBA to maintain its high standards for ethics, professionalism, and civility; advance the effective administration of justice; and build diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal community.

*After your first $100 contribution, you will be billed annually on your membership renewal invoices for each bar year. You may opt out of the payment when renewing but will no longer be considered an 1875 Society member at the start of that bar year. These Contributions are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. You may wish to consult with your tax advisor as to whether it can be deducted as a business expense. 

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The 1875 Society will be recognized in CT Lawyer magazine, our Membership Guide and Directory, at the Connecticut Legal Conference, and on our website.

Hon.  Barry Armata         

Hon. Arnold W. Aronson

Hon. John D. Boland       

Hon. Leeland J. Cole-Chu

Hon. James G. Kenefick Jr.
Hon. Stephen C. Robinson

Hon. Robert B. Shapiro   

Hon. Cecil J. Thomas       

Hon. Alvin W. Thompson     

Hon. Steven M. Zelman   

Lorenzo Enrico Agnoloni

Myles H. Alderman Jr.
Hillel Auerbach

Bonnie L. Amendola

Mackenzie Angels

Peter Arakas

Jeffrey R. Babbin

Ronald Barba

Livia DeFilippis Barndollar

Frank Bartlett Jr.

Tina Clarke Beamon

Eryn Ament Bingle

Ira Bloom

Michael S. Bonnano

Jennifer N. Boyd

James J. Brooks

David S. J. Brown

Edward Burt Jr.

Rute Mendes Caetano

Gregory Carnese

Michael Cartier

Frank Nicholas Cassetta

Margaret I. Castinado

Richard A. Cerrato

Matthew J. Cholewa

Cindy M. Cieslak
Eugene C. Cushman

Karen DeMeola

Francis Drapeau

Mark A. Dubois

Diane R. Erickson

Chester W. Fairlie

Dale P. Faulkner

Seth Feigenbaum

Victor M. Ferrante
Victoria T. Ferrara
Brette Fitton
Monte Frank
Jason R. Gagnon
Keith Bradoc Gallant
M. Theresa Giacomo
Emily Anne Gianquinto
Wilder Gleason
Julie F. Grey
Donald Lee Hamer
Jennifer Harris
Barry C. Hawkins
Robert L. Heering
Jevera Kaye Hennessey
Daniel J. Horgan
Sung-Ho Hwang
Leonard Isaac
Ruth Israely
Sharon Marie Jones
Jonathan R. Kamisar
Mary Keating
James G. Kelly
Ginny Kim
Mark Leighton
Jordan C. Levin
Coleman B. Levy
Geraldine A. Lupoli
Michael D. Lynch
Jane R. Marsh
Elisabeth Seieroe Maurer
Bruce I. McDaniel
Thomas F. McGarry
Colin Sinclair McKeon
Elizabeth L. McMahon
Peter K. Menard
Amy Lin Meyerson
Douglas J. Monaghan
David M. Moore
Brian J. Murphy
Sarah E. Murray

Leslie I. Nathan
Robert J. Nicola
James J. Nugent
John Francis OBrien
Adam Olshan
Lynne L. Pantalena
Michell Pearlman
Louis R. Pepe
Wendy Prince
Charles Arthur Rattner
Thomas J. Regan
Joyce A. Riccio
David Ring
Dale C. Roberson
Jennifer R. Rossi
Frank Wayne Russo
Sharadchandra Samy
Bart Sayet
Daniel A. Schwartz
Scott Schwefel
John Shaw
James T. Shearin
Alix Simonetti
Frank E. Sisson III
Ellen L. Sostman
Christopher Andrew St. Victor-De Pinho
Jayme Stamper
Lisa R. Stevens
Warren G. Sullivan
Alexander Taubes
Gregory L. Thornton
Theodore Topouzis
Thomas A. Toscano
Howard S. Tuthill III
J. Paul Vance Jr.
Valdis Vinkels
Susan Wakefield
Jonathan Weiner
Richard Joseph White
Susan M. Williams
Gerard M. Wrynn