CBA Welcomes New Director of Access to Justice Initiatives

Written Wednesday, October 13, 2021

CBA Director of Access to Justice Initiatives, Jennifer Shukla
CBA Director of Access to Justice Initiatives, Jennifer Shukla

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.

Attorney Shukla is a Connecticut native that earned bachelor's degrees in finance and psychology at the University of Connecticut, summa cum laude, and a JD at Harvard Law School, magna cum laude. She is admitted to the state bar of Connecticut and numerous federal courts.

Attorney Shukla has experienced the obstacles facing various people in our legal system firsthand as a litigator. In addition to practicing in corporate law and family law, she has also had extensive experience working with underserved populations, including individuals with low or no income, inmates, homeless, non-native speakers, and elderly clients.

She served as the chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Resolution of Legal Fee Dispute Resolution Program from 2018 to 2021 and has been on the executive committee of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the CBA. Attorney Shukla served as a coordinator of volunteer legal clinics at the South Park Inn, a Hartford-based homeless shelter, and is a mother of three children.

“I am honored to join the CBA team, and I am committed to working with CBA members to make courts, lawyers, and our justice system more accessible and available to more people,” stated Attorney Shukla.