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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

A Message from the President

Paul A. Slager, CTLA President

I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and coping with the demands of social distancing. To address some of your concerns about COVID-19, CTLA has assembled a list of Resources devoted to the COVID-19 crisis. The list is comprised of links to information we thought could be helpful to you, including federal assistance programs, Connecticut and Federal government pages, health organizations, and general wellness information.

Our understanding of the virus and the resources available to address its impact seems to change by the hour, but these links should point you in the right direction for keeping up to date on the rapidly changing landscape. We invite you to consult these Resources to help keep you informed of relevant news and recommendations.

– Paul A. Slager, President

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Help for the Hungry

This is a time when we are being asked to stay away from one another, to practice social distancing: Stay Safe, Stay Home. Unfortunately, this is not possible for many Connecticut residents who lack access to the most fundamental of needs – food. Hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents, including children and the elderly, are suffering from food insecurity.

If ever there were a time for Trial Lawyers to stand together, it is now. We are proud to launch the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Foundation initiative Help for the Hungry.

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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.

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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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