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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Pod Ipsa Loquitur

CTLA's podcast series features hosts John Kennedy and Mike Walsh engaging CTLA members and guests in discussion on a variety of topics in an unscripted, light and entertaining format. Each episode focuses on topics of interest to members, their clients and their practices.

Listen to the first three episodes and be sure to check back as new episodes are added.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Help for the Hungry

Thanks to our many amazing members who contributed to the Help for the Hungry initiative, CTLA was able to donate close to $60,000 to Food Share and Connecticut Foodbank. The incredible generosity of individuals and firms illustrated once again that in times of need, Trial Lawyers stand together to support our communities.

Unfortunately the need for donations has not diminished. The impact of COVID-19 is still being felt and food insecurity remains a crisis. We hope that additional members will respond and help make a difference in the lives of Connecticut's neediest individuals and families.

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The Eviction Defense Pro Bono Initiative

The Connecticut moratorium on evictions is scheduled to expire this month. This is likely to produce a flood of evictions that will throw large numbers of families into crisis and will decimate many communities, particularly low income communities of color that have been hardest hit by the pandemic.

Please consider volunteering your time to help with The Eviction Defense Pro Bono Initiative. The need will be great and your volunteer work is invaluable and deeply appreciated. As always, mentorship will be available along the way. Additional information will be provided in the coming weeks.

Monday, June 1, 2020

A New Year

Today marks the beginning of the 2020-21 term. We would like to congratulate our new officers:

We would also like to welcome and congratulate our new Board of Governors members:

A Message from the Incoming President

Stephanie Z. Roberge, CTLA President

Due to our current state of affairs, my presidency begins virtually. What I thought I might say in person, I provide in print. The importance of CTLA remains steadfast and clear. What I have learned as a member and officer of CTLA is that the strength of the organization is in our collaborative approach to our mission, "trial lawyers protecting individual rights through fair laws and access to justice." We have the benefit and guidance of past-presidents, the insight of founding and longstanding members, as well as the energy and perspective of our younger membership. Albeit through new platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams, through masks and social distancing, CTLA is prepared to continue to advance our legislative agenda, provide quality continuing legal education, offer guidance to our membership and to collaborate.

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– Stephanie Z. Roberge, CTLA President

Upcoming Seminars & Events


Webinar: What's New in Workers' Compensation
Zoom Webinar, Hartford, CT

CT Credits: 1 Areas of Professional Practice
NY Credits: 1 Areas of Professional Practice


Webinar: 10 Myths of Mild Brain Injury
Zoom Webinar, Hartford, CT

Chair: Stewart M. Casper

CT Credits: 1 Skills
NY Credits: 1 Skills


Webinar: Harnessing Brain Injury Science for Cross-Examination
Zoom Webinar, Hartford, CT

CT Credits: 1.5 Skills
NY Credits: 1.5 Skills


Webinar: Governmental Immunity: Understanding Recent Case Law and Building a Successful Case
Zoom Webinar, Hartford, CT

CT Credits: 1 Skills
NY Credits: 1 Skills

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About CTLA

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association is a non-profit professional association dedicated to creating and maintaining a more just society by preserving individual rights within the justice system.

We are a fellowship of over 1,300 of Connecticut's most accomplished and active lawyers who are interested in protecting plaintiffs' rights and becoming better trial lawyers. CTLA provides its members with high-quality CLE programs, ongoing Community Outreach Projects and a variety of networking opportunities.

Become a Member

CTLA has a long history of sharing expertise within our community – it's one of the greatest benefits of your membership. Our resources include case strategy and analysis, online list servers, a mentoring program, a discussion board, and more.