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Following Governor Lamont’s declaration of civil preparedness and public health emergencies, we want to update you on the Connecticut Bar Association’s (CBA) plans.
The safety, health, and well-being of our members, our staff, and the greater community in which we all live and work remain our first priority.

Items of Note:

  • CLE seminars: All CLE seminars will be held virtually via Zoom meeting.
  • Section, committee, and task force meetings: All in-person meetings will be held virtually, via telephone conference or Zoom meeting.
  • The CBA’s 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Task Force is in communication with Governor Lamont's counsel and the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch.  If you have any questions regarding the pandemic and are not on a section or committee, please send them to COVID19@ctbar.org and we will forward them to the task force. If you are on a section or committee, please forward your concerns to your chair, whose contact information can be found on their corresponding group page. We cannot stress enough that the Judicial Branch and the governor’s counsel are moving as quickly as possible as this crisis develops.  We all need to be patient and understanding and to trust that everyone is working as hard as they can under extraordinarily difficult conditions.

  • FREE webinars and conference calls regarding the legal profession’s response to COVID-19 are being organized. Below are the COVID-19 events that have already been scheduled. More are planned for the upcoming weeks and details will be announced as soon as they are available.

  • All CBA staff are now working from home and the CBA Law Center is closed. Please contact staff by e-mail for assistance.

  • At the 3/24/2020 Emergency Meeting of the Rules Committee of the Superior Court the MCLE requirement was suspended for 2020. Additionally, all CLE credits taken in 2020 shall apply in full towards the 2021 requirement, even if the amount exceeds the two-hour carryover cap. Learn more.

Resources

Resources for legal community and the public can be accessed at the link below. This is includes links to local, state, and federal courts, law practices management and legal aid resources

COVID-19 Resources



Webinars

Access our COVID-19 previously held webinars on our Education Portal

COVID-19 Webinars

We will continue to monitor the advice of local and state health officials, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), and adjust plans as appropriate.


CBA COVID-19 News Updates


CBA COVID-19 Events

The CBA formed the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Task Force to respond to the growing legal issues and needs in Connecticut arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The task has eight subcommittees to help meet the needs of the state of Connecticut including liaison to the executive and legislative branch, legal aid, the public at large, the legal profession, the financial impact on the legal profession, liaison to the judicial branch and federal courts, and technology.

During this interruption of our services, we encourage members to:

  • Provide pro bono service virtually: Answer financially qualifying Connecticut residents’ legal questions with CT Free Legal Answers. Residents can connect with attorneys and receive legal advice on the online portal. Learn more at ctbar.org/freelegalanswers.
  • Access our award-winning CLE seminars online: The CBA’s online course catalog of video and audio on-demand seminars. Access the Education Portal at ctbar.org/EducationPortal.