Celebrate with the Stars: A Night of Honor and Inspiration
Monday, April 22, 2019
Over 450 guests were in attendance at the sixth annual “Celebrate with the Stars” event on April 11 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. President Jonathan M. Shapiro began the night by acknowledging the support of the many dignitaries in attendance, including Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Attorney General William M. Tong, and United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut John H. Durham.
2019-2020 Committee Appointments
Monday, April 15, 2019
Committees are critical to our success as a member-driven organization. Service on a committee is a great way to advance your profession, build your network, and share your expertise with fellow members. Request forms must be submitted by Friday, May 31, 2019.
CBA Leadership Attends ABA Day in Washington
Monday, April 15, 2019
CBA President Jonathan M. Shapiro and Vice President Amy Lin Meyerson attended the 2019 ABA Day in Washington, DC, on April 9-11, along with CBA Past Presidents Livia D. Barndollar (2008-2009) and Barry C. Hawkins (2012-2013). Vice President Amy Lin Meyerson and Past President Livia D. Barndollar are Connecticut delegates to the American Bar Association.
CBA Welcomes New Director of CLE and Section Programming
Monday, April 1, 2019
The Connecticut Bar Association is pleased to announce the addition of Attorney Thomas A. Genung as the new director of CLE and section programming as of March 19.
Two Members Inducted into the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Monday, April 1, 2019
Attorneys Diane D. Duhamel and Joseph R. Passaretti, Jr. were inducted into The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers (CWCL) on March 14 at the ABA Workers' Compensation Midwinter Conference and CWCL Symposium in Coral Gable, FL..
A Message from the CBA President: Proposed Sales Tax on Legal Services
Friday, March 8, 2019
Take Action - A hearing on the proposed tax has been scheduled for Friday, March 15. This proposal affects us all and we are asking for your assistance in opposing this tax.
CT Supreme Court Adapts Policy Regarding Solicitation of Amicus Curiae Briefs
Friday, March 8, 2019
The Supreme Court has adopted a policy, effective with the eighth term of court, to govern the sua sponte solicitation of briefs of amicus curiae in specific pending cases.
Free CLE for All Federal Government Lawyers
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
In an effort to assist lawyers affected by the shutdown of the federal government, the Connecticut Bar Association is offering free CLE programs to all affected lawyers through the month of February.
Nominations Are Being Accepted for the 2019 Ladder Award
Monday, December 3, 2018
The Young Lawyers Section Women in the Law Committee is seeking nominations for the 2019 Ladder Award. The Ladder Award honors a Connecticut female attorney who has “left the ladder down” for women to follow in her footsteps, and values the importance of leadership development, mentoring, and supporting junior lawyers in their journeys to success.
CBA Nominating Committee Looking to Fill Officer Positions
Monday, November 19, 2018
Do you want to make a difference in the legal profession? Becoming a leader of the Connecticut Bar Association can be a highly rewarding experience. At this time, CBA members are encouraged to submit their own names, or names of other CBA members who may have an interest in serving as an officer of the association.
Environmental Law Section Honors West Hartford Park
Monday, November 12, 2018
The Environmental Law Section honored Westmoor Park with the Clyde O. Fisher, Jr. Award on Thursday, November 8. This award recognizes individuals or entities who have made a significant contribution to the preservation or enhancement of environmental quality through work in the fields of environmental law, environmental protection, and environmental planning.
CBA Members Assist with Protecting the Right to Vote
Monday, November 5, 2018
More than 60 CBA attorney members will be on-call to assist with issues that may arise at a polling places this Election Day, as a part of the Connecticut Bar Association Secretary’s Legal Assistance Program.
CBA Hosts Third Annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit: The Collaborative Blueprint
Friday, November 2, 2018
On October 24, members of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) Diversity & Inclusion Summit Committee gathered with other leaders in the legal profession at Quinnipiac University School of Law for the third annual Connecticut Diversity & Inclusion Summit: The Collaborative Blueprint, to empower attendees with tools to make Connecticut a more diverse and inclusive bar.
Presidential Fellows Begin New Term
Thursday, October 18, 2018
The Connecticut Bar Association launched the Presidential Fellowship Program in 2015 to encourage the active involvement of young lawyers in the activities of CBA sections and to increase section membership diversity.
CBA Workers’ Compensation Section Hosts 20th Annual Golf Event
Friday, September 21, 2018
The Connecticut Bar Association’s (CBA) Workers’ Compensation Section held their 20th Annual Verrilli-Belkin Workers’ Compensation Charity Golf and Dinner Event. More than $200,000 has been raised, over the life of the tournament, for Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare.
CBA Wins Best of Connecticut Law Tribune
Thursday, August 30, 2018
The results are in! The Connecticut Bar Association has been voted #1 CLE provider and #1 online CLE provider, as voted by Connecticut Law Tribune readers for the fourteenth annual "Best of" supplement.
CBA Hosts LAW Camp for High School Students
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
The CBA hosted LAW Camp 2018 for high school students at law firms and courtrooms in New Haven during the week of July 9-13.
New Legislative Acts Effective July 2018
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Based on the past legislative session, new acts have become effective on July 1, 2018.
CBA Hosts Largest Connecticut Legal Conference to Date
Thursday, June 21, 2018
More than 1,300 attorneys, judges, paralegals, and other legal professionals from throughout the state gathered on June 11 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford for the 2018 Connecticut Legal Conference.
CBA President Named Attorney of the Year by CT Law Tribune
Friday, May 25, 2018
On May 24, CBA President Karen DeMeola was named Attorney of the Year at the Connecticut Law Tribune's fourth annual Professional Excellence Awards celebration at the Bond Ballroom in Hartford.