• Daniel J. Horgan Daniel J. Horgan Assumes the Office of President of the Connecticut Bar Association

    Tuesday, May 10, 2022

    Daniel J. Horgan has assumed the office of president of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA). Hon. Cecil J. Thomas resigned from the position as a formal requirement of the association’s bylaws due to the finalization of his confirmation as a Connecticut Superior Court judge.
  • wellness-week-logo The CBA Hosts Lawyer Well-Being Week 2022

    Monday, May 9, 2022

    During the first week of May, to celebrate Lawyer Well-Being Week, the CBA Lawyer Well-Being Committee hosted a series of free events for CBA members that took place on each weekday between noon and 1:00 p.m.
  • DSC_0532 2022 Celebrate with the Stars: A Night of Honor and Inspiration

    Tuesday, April 26, 2022

    Over 260 legal professionals, community members, families, and friends attended the ninth annual “Celebrate with the Stars” event on April 20 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville to honor 12 individuals and 16 attorneys observing 50 years of practice. This year's amazing stars included The Honorable Bernadette Conway, Bruce E. Bergman, Sara Bronin, Logan A. Carducci, Sarah E. Dlugoszewski, Mary Christy-Fisher, Shawn M. Lang (posthumously, Ernest J. Mattei, J.L. Pottenger Jr., Charles D. Ray, Dale C. Roberson, and Daniel A. Schwartz.
  • Connecticut Bar Association CBA Leaders Meet with Congresspersons to Advocate For Members during 2022 ABA Days

    Tuesday, April 19, 2022

    As part of the 25th Annual ABA Days during the week of April 4-8, 2022, a delegation from the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) and American Bar Association (ABA) met with Connecticut’s federal legislators to advocate for issues important to members and encourage efforts to narrow the access to justice gap in Connecticut.
  • Law Students 1 CBA and UConn School of Law Collaborate to Help Individuals with Low Income

    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.
  • Nominations are Open for 2022-2023 Committee Appointments

    Friday, March 11, 2022

    If you are interested in remaining in your committee, joining another or taking a leadership position within a committee, please fill out a Committee Selection Request Form by Friday, May 6, 2022.
  • Member Spotlight | 12 CBA Members Nominated to Connecticut Superior Court Bench

    Tuesday, March 8, 2022

    CBA Members Alyce Alfano, Eric Daniels, Robert G. Golger, Wendy Grispin, Jassette Ann-Marie Henry, Tara L. Knight, Cherie Phoenix-Sharpe, Christine P. Rapillo, Charles P. Reed, Kevin M. Shay, Neeta Vatti, and Matthew A. Weiner were among those nominated.
  • Ralph J. Monaco CBA Establishes the Ralph J. Monaco Civics Education Memorial Award and Fund

    Friday, February 18, 2022

    The Connecticut Bar Association has established The Ralph J. Monaco Memorial Civics Education Award and Fund to honor past CBA President Ralph J. Monaco’s legacy and memory. The Ralph J. Monaco Memorial Civics Education Award will be bestowed each year on one or more current Connecticut high school student(s), in their junior or senior year of study, who have demonstrated a significant commitment to advancing civic engagement.
  • CBA Hosts Virtual Free Legal Advice Clinic

    Friday, February 4, 2022

    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.
  • Seeking Leaders to Serve on the House of Delegates from 2022-2025

    Monday, January 24, 2022

    We are seeking leaders to represent their colleagues in the House of Delegates for a three (3) year term. The districts that have at least one (1) expiring seat beginning July 1st are 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 17
  • Hurricane Ida CBA Seeks Volunteer Attorneys to Assist Those Affected by Hurricane Ida

    Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    The CBA will be hosting a new hotline for individuals affected by Hurricane Ida who require legal assistance. We are currently seeking volunteer attorneys to provide disaster-related legal assistance to those affected by the hurricane. Training will be provided.
  • Connecticut Bar Association Member Spotlight: CBA Members Confirmed and Sworn in to the District Court

    Tuesday, December 7, 2021

    During October and November, CBA members Hon. Sarah A. L. Merriam and Hon. Omar A. Williams as well as Hon. Sarala Vidya Nagala, a non-member ex-officio of the CBA's Committee on Human Trafficking, were confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in as United States District Judges for the District of Connecticut.
  • DSC_0153 CBA Hosts Donation Drive at 2021 Fall Shred Truck Events

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    This fall, the CBA continued hosting its seasonal shred truck events, where members can bring their files to be confidentially shredded for free. Young Lawyers Section members and several past and present board officers assisted with the events. Participants were encouraged to bring food items and household supplies for donation to Connecticut Foodshare.
  • 2021 Fellows Dinner President with Fellows CBA Hosts 2021 Presidential Fellows Dinner

    Tuesday, November 30, 2021

    On November 18, the Connecticut Bar Association hosted this year’s Presidential Fellows Dinner, which featured the theme of “Together for a Stronger Profession,” as a hybrid (virtual/in-person) event at Grassy Hills Country Club in Orange.
  • CBA Nominating Committee Looking to Fill 2022-2023 Officer Positions

    Tuesday, November 30, 2021

    We are currently looking to fill the positions of vice president, secretary, treasurer, and assistant secretary-treasurer for the 2022-2023 bar year.
  •  CBA Hosts Virtual Pro Bono Clinics during 2021 National Celebration of Pro Bono

    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.

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    The Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) Policing Task Force has released its public report and 23 recommendations, which were unanimously approved by the CBA. The report was released ahead of the latest Constance Baker Motley Speaker Series on Racial Inequality Event, “The CBA Task Force’s Recommendations on Policing in Connecticut,” taking place on November 4, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • correct_diversity_summit_log CBA Hosts Sixth Annual Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Summit

    Monday, October 25, 2021

    On Wednesday, October 20, more than 170 people attended the CBA’s sixth annual Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Summit: The Collaborative Blueprint. The interactive and engaging virtual summit explored strategies for increasing retention in legal organizations and creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive legal community within Connecticut.
  • CBA Director of Access to Justice Initiatives, Jennifer Shukla CBA Welcomes New Director of Access to Justice Initiatives

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

    The Connecticut Bar Association is pleased to announce the addition of Attorney Jennifer Shukla as its Director of Access to Justice Initiatives. She is responsible for developing and coordinating the CBA’s initiatives on improving access to the legal system for indigent and underserved individuals, as well as participating in related legislative and public policy advocacy.
  • Stand Down Photo 4 CBA Members Volunteer at Stand Down 2021

    Friday, October 8, 2021

    For the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, CBA members continued to provide pro bono legal services to veterans at the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs’ annual Stand Down event, which the CBA has assisted with since 1998.