What's New

Wednesday, January 8, 2019

Happy New Year! Register now for these upcoming events

Please note: The Premises Liability seminar originally scheduled for January 24th has been postponed. A new date will be determined soon.

The Evolving Workers' Compensation Claim
Friday, February 28 (9a - 1:15p); Inn at Middletown, Middletown, CT

Annual Criminal Litigation
Saturday, March 7 (10a - 5p); Grassy Hill Country Club, Orange, CT

Women in Leadership Symposium
Friday, March 20 (9a - 8p) & Saturday, March 21 (9a - noon); The Spa at Norwich Inn, Norwich, CT

36th Annual College of Evidence
Friday, April 3 (9a - 1:15p); Yale Greenberg Conference Center, New Haven, CT

Trial DemonstrationMore details to come
Friday, May 1 (9a - 3p); Grassy Hill Country Club, Orange, CT

Friday, August 9, 2019

The Eviction Defense Pro Bono Initiative

We are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new program: The Eviction Defense Pro Bono Initiative

Eviction in our state's poorest communities has reached the crisis level. Connecticut's largest cities have eviction rates that far exceed the national average. Families and individuals who cannot afford an attorney regularly go unrepresented due to a lack of resources in the legal aid service providers in our state. Fewer than one in five low-income individuals who qualify for services actually have access to a legal aid lawyer when faced with a legal problem. The rest are forced to represent themselves. In housing matters, the lack of representation stresses the entire system and those being evicted rarely achieve just results.

CTLA has teamed up with Connecticut Legal Services, Greater Hartford Legal Aid, New Haven Legal Assistance Association and Statewide Legal Services, who pledge their support to provide active mentoring from their lawyers and technical assistance on these eviction cases. Learn more about the program and the support that you will receive... Please consider joining us in this important effort.

"Every lawyer, regardless of professional prominence or professional workload, should find time to participate in or otherwise support the provision of legal services to the disadvantaged." – Rules of Professional Conduct 6.1, commentary.

Upcoming Seminars & Events

Fri
Feb
28

CLE Seminar: The Evolving Workers' Compensation Claim
Inn at Middletown, Middletown, CT

Chair: Nathan J. Shafner

CT Credits: 3.5 Areas of Professional Practice; 0.5 Ethics & Professionalism
NY Credits: 4 Areas of Professional Practice; 0.5 Ethics & Professionalism

Tue
Mar
3

Board of Governors Meeting
Atelier Florian, New Haven, CT

Sat
Mar
7

CLE Seminar - Annual Criminal Litigation
Grassy Hill Country Club, Orange, CT

Chairs: William F. Dow III; Hubert J. Santos

CT Credits: 4.25 Skills; 1 Ethics & Professionalism
NY Credits: 5 Skills; 1 Ethics & Professionalism

Fri
Mar
20

2020 Symposium: WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP ends Mar 21, 2020
The Spa at Norwich Inn, Norwich, CT

Chairs: Kathleen L. Nastri; Rosemarie Paine

CT Credits: 8.25 Skills; 1 Ethics & Professionalism
NY Credits: 10 Skills; 1 Ethics & Professionalism

Fri
Apr
3

CLE Seminar: 36th Annual College of Evidence
Yale Greenberg Conference Center, New Haven, CT

Chair: Michael J. Walsh

CT Credits: 4 Skills
NY Credits: 4.5 Skills

Tue
Apr
7

Executive Committee Meeting
Basta Trattoria, New Haven, CT

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.

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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.

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