What's New

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.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Happy Summer!

We are already busy planning for the upcoming year, and here's a sneak preview of what you have to look forward to.

Autopalooza Seminar
Thursday, September 19 (1-5) & Friday September 20, 2019 (10-3); Mohegan Sun

3rd Annual Softball Fundraiser to benefit CT Special Olympics
Monday, October 7, 2019; Connecticut Sportsplex, North Branford

Women's Caucus Fall Dinner
Thursday, October 10, 2019; Madison Beach Hotel, 5:30 pm

36th Annual College of Evidence Seminar
Friday, November 8, 2019; Yale Greenberg Conference Center, 9-1:15

3rd Annual Lollapalooza CLE Seminar
Friday, December 6, 2019; The Heritage Hotel, Southbury (9-5)

Stay tuned for more info on how to register to attend and/or sponsor these and other events. Wishing you all a safe and relaxing summer.

Upcoming Seminars & Events

Tue
Sep
3

Board of Governors Meeting
Adriana's, New Haven, CT

Tue
Sep
17

CLE Meeting
Cast Iron Chef Chop House, New Haven, CT

Thu
Sep
19

CLE Seminar: Autopalooza
Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT

Chairs: John J. Kennedy, Jr.; Michael J. Walsh

CT Credits: 8 Skills; 1 Ethics & Professionalism
NY Credits: 9.5 Skills; 1 Ethics & Professionalism

Fri
Sep
20

CLE Seminar: Autopalooza: Friday Only
Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT

Chairs: John J. Kennedy, Jr.; Michael J. Walsh

CT Credits: 5 Skills; 0.5 Ethics & Professionalism
NY Credits: 6 Skills; 0.5 Ethics & Professionalism

Thu
Sep
26

Workers' Compensation Section Meeting
Shell & Bones, New Haven, CT

Wed
Oct
2

Executive Committe Meeting
L'Orcio, 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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