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About the Committee

The Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee is charged with implementing the Diversity and Inclusion Policy of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA). The Committee will adopt, monitor, and promote a diversity and inclusion plan to achieve a genuine, sustainable diverse, and inclusive environment within the CBA, throughout its membership, and the Connecticut legal community at large.

Committee Chair

Cecil J. Thomas
Greater Hartford Legal Aid Inc.
999 Asylum Ave, fl 3
Hartford, CT 06105-2431

Neeta Vatti
Quinnipiac University School of Law
275 Mount Carmel Ave
Hamden, CT 06518

Kean Zimmerman
Tokio Marine HCC - D&O Group
8 Forest Park Drive
Farmington, CT 06032

If you are interested in joining this committee, contact Carol DeJohn at (860)612-2000 or cdejohn@ctbar.org.

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