What's New

Thursday, October 24, 2019

The first of a series of Membership/Young Lawyer Networking Socials was held Oct. 23 at Krust in Middletown. Over 30 members gathered for an evening of conversation, camaraderie and food & drinks.

These free events are intended to bring members together in a casual setting, while encouraging young members and law students to learn more about the mission of CTLA and the benefits of membership from some of our more experienced members.

We hope to see you at the next event in Hartford on November 7!

Friday, October 11, 2019

Register now for these upcoming fall events

Legislative Retreat
Wednesday, October 30, 2019; New Haven Lawn Club, 4-7 pm

Membership Networking Event - Hartford
Thursday, November 7, 2019; Wood-n-Tap Hartford, Hartford

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

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


Executive Committee Meeting
Basta Trattoria, New Haven, CT


CLE Seminar: 3rd Annual Lollapalooza CLE
The Heritage Hotel, Southbury, CT

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

CT Credits: 6 Skills
NY Credits: 7 Skills

Special offer: Register to receive 6 additional CLE credits (2 of which applies to Ethics)


CLE Seminar: Premises Liability

Chairs: Caitlyn S. Malcynsky; Brendan Nelligan

CT Credits: 4 Skills
NY Credits: 4.5 Skills

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.