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. Those who registered for the events were encouraged to bring food items and household supplies for donation to Connecticut Foodshare.
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.
CONNECTICUT BAR ASSOCIATION RELEASES POLICING TASK FORCE REPORT
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.
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 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.
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.
Ten CBA Young Lawyers Receive Service Awards
Monday, August 16, 2021
Ten YLS Executive Committee members received awards at the section’s Leadership Retreat on August 6-7 for their service during the 2020-2021 bar year.
CBA Hosts 2021 L.A.W. Camp for High School Students
Monday, July 26, 2021
The CBA hosted the 2021 L.A.W. Camp virtually over the week of July 12-16. During the camp, students were taught about different aspects of the legal profession and participated in a mock trial, helping them to develop critical thinking and analytic skills to prepare them for their professional careers.
Past President Ralph J. Monaco Passes Away
Monday, July 12, 2021
Attorney Monaco was a dedicated member of the CBA, leading numerous important initiatives, before, during, and after his service as president.
CBA Hosts Rule of Law: The Integrity of the American Election System Conference
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
The CBA Rule of Law Committee hosted its fourth CBA Rule of Law Conference, Rule of Law: The Integrity of the American Election System, virtually over Zoom on June 28 for an audience of 135 attendees.
Casemaker is Transitioning to Fastcase
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
CBA members now have access to Fastcase. Casemaker will no longer be accessible by the end of August.
CBA Members and Their Family and Friends Enjoy the Summer Picnic
Friday, July 2, 2021
200 CBA members, officers, and past presidents and their family and friends enjoyed a summer picnic at Holiday Hill in Prospect on June 27.
The Second Virtual Connecticut Legal Conference Addresses Issues Facing Our Nation and the Legal Profession
Friday, June 25, 2021
More than 750 attendees participated in the second virtual Connecticut Legal Conference and learn from six national plenary speakers and over 100 local leaders in the law, who discussed current issues facing our nation and legal community.
Member Spotlight: CBA Members Nominated to Federal Bench
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
CBA Members Hon. Sarah A. Merriam and Hon. Omar A. Williams have been nominated by President Joe Biden to fill vacancies on the Federal Bench.
CBA Vice President Election Results
Thursday, June 3, 2021
The results of the vice president election have been authenticated and Margaret I. Castinado was elected as the incoming Vice President for the 2021-2022 bar year.
CBA Celebrates Law Day 2021
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
The CBA Civics Education Committee, together with the Greater Danbury, Hartford County, Litchfield County, New Haven County, and Windham County Bar Associations held its annual Law Day celebration virtually over Zoom on May 7, which featured retired Connecticut Appellate Court Judge Michael R. Sheldon as the keynote speaker.
Three CBA Attorneys Recognized with 2021 CLABBY Awards
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Attorneys Richard M. Coan, Taruna Garg, and Suzanne B. Sutton received CLABBY awards from the Connecticut Bar Association’s Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section on Wednesday, May 5.
The CBA Hosts Lawyer Well-Being Week 2021
Monday, May 10, 2021
During the week of May 3, the CBA Lawyer Well-Being Committee hosted a series of free events for CBA members to celebrate Lawyer Well-Being Week.