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  • CBA Leadership Honored by UConn School of Law
    On September 12, UConn School of Law honored numerous CBA leaders during its Gallery of Pioneers Celebration at the Thomas J. Meskill Law Library. At the event reception, photographs were unveiled for the law school’s alumni honoring CBA leadership.
  • New Legislative Acts Effective October 2019
    Based on the past legislative session, new acts have become effective as of October 1, 2019. A selection of new acts that are of special interest to CBA members are below.
  • FREE Legal Advice Clinics in New Britain and Bridgeport
    Members of the public can receive free legal advice at clinics in New Britain and Bridgeport.
  • CBA Seeks Volunteers for New Britain and Bridgeport Pro Bono Clinics
    The Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) is seeking attorneys to volunteer their time and legal knowledge at two pro bono clinics.
  • September 12, 2019 Section Meeting
    On Thursday, September 12, 2019, the Child Welfare and Juvenile Law Section recognized Attorney John N. DiStassio, Bridgeport Juvenile Public Defender's Office, for his excellence in Juvenile Law.  Attorney DiStassio received his BA from Fairfield University in1967; his M.A. from Fairfield University in 1970; and his J.D. from New York Law School in 1975. He was in private practice from…
  • CBA to Host 19th Amendment Centennial Scavenger Hunt
    The CBA will host the 19th Amendment Centennial Scavenger Hunt to honor the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. The scavenger hunt will identify and highlight 11 historical sites across Connecticut that are significant to the suffrage movement and the passage of the 19th Amendment.
  • Nine CBA Young Lawyers Receive Service Awards
    Nine YLS Executive Committee members received awards at the section’s Leadership Retreat on June 28-29 for their service during the 2018-2019 bar year.
  • CBA Named #1 CLE Provider Again
    The Connecticut Bar Association has once again won #1 CLE Provider and #1 CLE Provider - Online as voted by Connecticut Law Tribune readers during the 15th annual "Best of" supplement.
  • 2019 L.A.W. Camp for High School Students
    The CBA’s 2019 L.A.W. Camp consisted of two, week-long camps in New Haven, Hartford, and New Britain from July 8-19. This camp exposes high school students to the legal profession and gives them instruction on critical and analytical thinking to help them succeed in their educational and professional careers.
  • Connecticut Judicial Branch's Assignment of Judges
    The Connecticut Judicial Branch has announced the assignment of judges, which are effective September 2, 2019 - September 6, 2020.
  • Certification as a Residential Real Estate Specialist Now Available
    The Real Property Section has launched the Residential Real Estate Specialist Certification program to help the public identify attorneys who have demonstrated expertise in the area of residential real estate law based on their competence, experience, and skills. The first Residential Real Estate Specialist Certification exam will be held on February 28, 2020. Notice of intent to apply is due by O…
  • New Legislative Acts Effective July 2019
    Based on the past legislative session, new acts have become effective on July 1, 2019. Read about the new acts that are of special interest to CBA members.
  • Tax on Legal Services Removed from State Budget
    Governor Ned Lamont signed the most recent biennial state budget into law which does not include a sales tax on legal services as originally recommended. The CBA strongly opposed the proposal as it would unnecessarily tax people in times of their greatest need.
  • Diane D. Duhamel Receives 2019 Pomeranz-O'Brien Award
    Attorney Diane D. Duhamel received the Pomeranz-O’Brien Award from the Connecticut Bar Association’s (CBA) Workers’ Compensation Section for her contribution and exemplary service to the workers’ compensation system and community. Attorney Duhamel was presented with the award at the 2019 Connecticut Legal Conference, during the section’s seminar, “Current Issues in the Workers’ Compensation System…
  • CBA Environmental Law Section Honors Environmental Leaders
    The Environmental Law Section honored Catherine Rawson, Atty. Gregory A. Sharp, and Penelope Chester Sharp (posthumously) with Clyde O. Fisher, Jr. Awards on Tuesday, June 18.
  • CBA Hosts the Largest Gathering of Legal Professionals in Connecticut
    More than 1,200 attorneys, judges, paralegals, and other legal professionals from throughout the state gathered on June 10 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford for the 2019 Connecticut Legal Conference. The day began with a networking breakfast—including alumni receptions for Quinnipiac University School of Law as well as UConn School of Law—and wellness offerings of mindfulness, yoga,…
  • Three CBA Attorney Members Receive Awards
    Attorneys Thomas A. Gugliotti, Paige M. Vaillancourt, and Robert A. White received CLABBY awards from the Connecticut Bar Association’s Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section on Thursday, May 16.
  • YLS 2019-2020 Officers
    Amanda G. Schreiber will serve as chair of the 2019-2020 YLS, along with Cindy M. Cieslak as chair-elect, Christopher A. Klepps as secretary, and Joshua J. Devine as treasurer.
  • CBA Celebrates 2019 Law Day
    The Connecticut Bar Association's Civics Education Committee held its annual Law Day Celebration on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Connecticut Appellate Court in Hartford. Students from Timothy Edwards Middle School in South Windsor were joined by Secretary of the State Denise W. Merrill, CBA President Jonathan M. Shapiro, Civics Education Committee Chair Ralph J. Monaco, and committee members Hon. Su…
  • A Message from the CBA President Regarding Law Day
    Today we celebrate Law Day—a national day to celebrate our dedication to the rule of law and these principles.

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