• Pioneer CBA Leadership Honored by UConn School of Law

    Monday, September 30, 2019

    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

    Monday, September 30, 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.
  • Pro Bono Clinic logo- square FREE Legal Advice Clinics in New Britain and Bridgeport

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    Members of the public can receive free legal advice at clinics in New Britain and Bridgeport.
  • Volunteer Pro Bono Clinic logo- square CBA Seeks Volunteers for New Britain and Bridgeport Pro Bono Clinics

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    The Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) is seeking attorneys to volunteer their time and legal knowledge at two pro bono clinics.
  • 6a00e553a80e10883401a5117dd693970c-500wi CBA to Host 19th Amendment Centennial Scavenger Hunt

    Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    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.
  • Young Lawyers Section 2018-2019 Nine CBA Young Lawyers Receive Service Awards

    Friday, August 9, 2019

    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.
  • best of square 2019 CBA Named #1 CLE Provider Again

    Monday, August 5, 2019

    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 students from Hartford and New Britain with Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson. 2019 L.A.W. Camp for High School Students

    Monday, August 5, 2019

    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

    Monday, August 5, 2019

    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

    Monday, July 22, 2019

    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 October 10, 2019.
  • New Legislative Acts Effective July 2019

    Monday, July 8, 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

    Thursday, June 27, 2019

    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.
  • Workers Diane D. Duhamel Receives 2019 Pomeranz-O'Brien Award

    Monday, June 24, 2019

    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.”
  • C.Rawson CBA Environmental Law Section Honors Environmental Leaders

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    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.
  • 2019 Connecticut Legal Conference attendees. CBA Hosts the Largest Gathering of Legal Professionals in Connecticut

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    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, and a river walk.
  • The 2019 CLABBY award winners Robert A. White, Paige M. Vaillancourt, and Thomas A. Gugliotti. Three CBA Attorney Members Receive Awards

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    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.
  • Valli Pendyala reading her poem to the Connecticut Appellate Court judges. CBA Celebrates 2019 Law Day

    Monday, May 6, 2019

    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. Susan B. Handy, Kathryn A. Calibey, Lawrence F. Morizio, and Jonathan Weiner.
  • lawday A Message from the CBA President Regarding Law Day

    Wednesday, May 1, 2019

    Today we celebrate Law Day—a national day to celebrate our dedication to the rule of law and these principles.
  • ELS 190424.2 Environmental Law Section Hosts DEEP Appeals Seminar

    Monday, April 29, 2019

    The Environmental Law Section hosted "Taking an Appeal to the DEEP: Demystifying the Process."
  • Celebrate with the Stars 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.