About the Committee

The mission of the Connecticut Bar Association Professionalism Committee is to enhance the level of professionalism among lawyers and judges and to promote their commitment to the Lawyers’ Principles of Professionalism (adopted by the Connecticut Bar Association House of Delegates on June 6, 1994) (Principles). The Committee will do this by: 1) encouraging, recommending, and providing assistance to CBA Committees and Sections in the development and coordination of professionalism initiatives according to the Principles; 2) encouraging and providing assistance to local bar associations, law schools, and the judiciary in their efforts to improve professionalism as articulated by the Principles; 3) educating members of the legal profession and the public about Principles.


The Lawyers' Principles of Professionalism were adopted by the Connecticut Bar Association House of Delegates on June 6, 1994.

Committee Chair

James T. Shearin

Pullman & Comley LLC
850 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Hon. Omar Williams

State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

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

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Upcoming Events

  • Nov 08
    Raising the Bar: A Bench-Bar Symposium on Professionalism CLE (EPC191108)
    Bridgeport Superior Court
    1061 Main St
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
    United States

    This symposium was developed by the CBA Standing Committee on Professionalism to bring together members of the bench and bar in a collaborative effort to identify and discuss how to maintain and elevate the level of professionalism in the practice of law.

  • Dec 06
    Professionalism Boot Camp CLE (EPC191206)
    CBA Law Center
    30 Bank St
    New Britain, Connecticut
    United States

    Learn the skills needed to practice effectively and ethically. Attending this seminar will help you to launch and navigate a successful career in law.

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