About the Committee

Pro Bono Committee has a service that is an integral part of the mission of the Connecticut Bar Association and each individual lawyer’s responsibility. As such, the CBA Pro Bono Committee should strive to “promote the public interest through the advancement of justice and the protection of liberty,” and more specifically, “facilitate the delivery of competent legal services to the public particularly those in greatest need.” Constitution of the CBA, Art. II. The Committee should investigate, implement and otherwise provide opportunities for members to render public interest legal service, which includes “providing professional legal services at no fee or a reduced fee to persons of limited means” or such service as defined in Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 6.1. A most important component of the Committee is the Pro Bono Network, which is a collaboration between the Connecticut Bar Association and Connecticut’s legal service organizations.

Committee Chair

Chair 
Cecil J. Thomas
Greater Hartford Legal Aid Inc.
999 Asylum Ave, fl 3
Hartford, CT 06105-2431
(860) 541-5017
cthomas@ghla.org

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


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    2020 Connecticut Legal Conference
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    The Connecticut Legal Conference is the CBA’s largest event, with over 40 top-rate practical programs, sponsors and exhibitors, and compelling plenary speakers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year's conference will be held virtually. The safety of attendees is of the utmost importance to the CBA.

Latest Related News

  • CBA Donates $8,000 To Legal Service Providers

    Monday, July 20, 2020

    The CBA has donated $8,000 to the Connecticut Bar Foundation (CBF) to benefit their legal service grantees who provide pro bono civil legal services to Connecticut’s low-income residents. This is one of the numerous initiatives the CBA has undertaken to assist Connecticut residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • CBA Host Pro Bono Clinics

    Friday, October 25, 2019

    More than 50 members served over 60 clients at the CBA's pro bono clinics held October 22 and 24 in New Britain and Bridgeport, during the ABA's National Celebration of Pro Bono.
  • Pro Bono Clinic logo- square FREE Legal Advice Clinics in New Britain and Bridgeport

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    Members of the public can receive free legal advice at clinics in New Britain and Bridgeport.
  • Volunteer Pro Bono Clinic logo- square CBA Seeks Volunteers for New Britain and Bridgeport Pro Bono Clinics

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    The Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) is seeking attorneys to volunteer their time and legal knowledge at two pro bono clinics.

Committee Annual Reports