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

Daniel J. Horgan
Horgan Law Offices
2 Whale Oil Row
New London, CT 06320

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

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    Tuesday, April 12, 2022

    On Friday, April 1, the Connecticut Bar Association and UConn School of Law jointly held a Free Legal Answers Comes to Campus event. At the event a team of eight volunteer attorneys from the CBA mentored a group of 20 UConn law students through the process of providing free legal advice to individuals with low or no income.
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    On January 25 and 26, the CBA Pro Bono Committee, in coordination with Statewide Legal Services of CT, hosted a two-day Free Legal Advice Clinic virtually. Clinics are now planned to take place on a quarterly basis, in order to increase the public's access to justice.
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    Monday, November 8, 2021

    On October 26-28, the CBA Pro Bono Committee, in coordination with Statewide Legal Services of CT, hosted a series of Pro Bono Clinics virtually. The clinics took place as part of the National Celebration of Pro Bono, an initiative that shines a spotlight on the amazing pro bono work by lawyers, paralegals, and law students across the country, which occurred from October 24-30.
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    The CBA Pro Bono Committee, Statewide Legal Services of CT, and Connecticut Veterans Legal Center held a series of Pro Bono Clinics virtually on April 27 through 29, where 35 attorney volunteers met with a total of 50 clients over Zoom meetings.

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