Diversity and Inclusion Signatories Meeting (CDC190221)
John Lynch, Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Robinson +Cole
Tommy Shi, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Day Pitney LLP
Deborah Witkin, Executive Director, Connecticut Legal Services
Moderator: Cecil J. Thomas
YLS Diversity Award
The YLS Diversity Award is presented to a distinguished legal professional who has shown both a personal and professional commitment to the elimination of bias in the legal profession as well as the principle that all people should have full and equal protection in the justice system.
CBA Hosts Third Annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit: The Collaborative Blueprint
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.
Connecticut's Diversity & Inclusion Summit: The Collaborative Blueprint* (CDC181024)
About the Program
"An Individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his
individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Diversity & Inclusion Summit: The Collaborative Blueprint is an innovative and collaborative professional development experience designed to empower leaders in the leg…
President’s Message | 94..pdf
As I begin my term as the 94th president of the Connecticut Bar Association, I keep coming back to the question: “How did I get here?”Some might point to the CBA’s commit-ment to diversity and inclusion. I can check some boxes. As an adopted, biracial, cisgen-der, married lesbian, raised as an Italian Cathol…
President's Message | Halfway Mark.pdf
Karen DeMeola is the 94th president
of the CBA. She is the assistant
dean of student life at UConn School
of Law, where she plans, manages,
and oversees programs and services
for the student body, including
career planning, disability services,
and student services. She advises
students confronted with a variety of
Diversity & Inclusion Summit Resources
Access Group Diversity Pipeline Programs
Diversity & Inclusion Pledge & Plan
Cecil J. Thomas
Vice President, CBA
Greater Hartford Legal Aid Inc.
Diversity & Inclusion Committee
The Diversity & Inclusion Committee implements the Diversity and Inclusion Policy of the CBA.; adopts, monitors, and promotes a diversity and inclusion plan to achieve a genuine, sustainable diverse, and inclusive environment within the CBA, throughout its membership, and the Connecticut legal community at large.
Diversity & Inclusion
Connecticut Bar Association Diversity Policy
Unanimously approved by the CBA House of Delegates on 3-23-15
The Connecticut Bar Association is committed to diversity in its membership, officers, staff, House of Delegates, Board of Governors, executive committee, sections and committees, and their respective leaders. Diversity is an inclusive concept encompassing gender, gender identity, race, colo…
Diversity and Inclusion Committee Members