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. Arnold W. Aronson

Hon. Elizabeth Bozzuto

Hon. Alvin W. Thompson

Myles H. Alderman, Jr.

Bonnie L. Amendola

Raymond S. Andrews, Jr.

Eryn A. Bingle

George L. Bischof

Joseph Burns

Michael Cartier

Richard A. Cerrato

Thomas Dembinski

Diane R Erickson

Chester W. Fairlie

Seth Feigenbaum

Victor M. Ferrante
Meghan Freed

James J. Gentile

John Hamlin

John W. Hetherington

Ginny Kim

David Lincicome

Michael D. Lynch

John Maben

Daniel Mazzone

Thomas F. McGarry

Maria McKeon

Elizabeth L. McMahon

Steven Mednick

Herbert Mendelsohn

Amy Lin Meyerson

Ralph Monaco
David M. Moore

Nicole S. Mulé

Brian J. Murphy

Robert J. Nicola

Lynne L. Pantalena

Joyce A Riccio

Frank W. Russo

Sharadchandra Samy

Laura-Ann Simmons

Alix Simonetti

Paul Small

Lisa R Stevens

Thomas A. Toscano

Charles Williams, Jr.

Gerard M. Wrynn

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 contacting our 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.