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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Live Events to Look Forward to in 2022

We are looking forward to the return of in-person events in the coming year!

Annual CLE Lollapalooza
Friday, April 29, 2022
The Heritage Hotel, Southbury

Annual Sunset Dinner
Sunday, June 5, 2022
Water's Edge Resort & Spa, Westbrook

Annual Meeting
Monday, June 6, 2022
Water's Edge Resort & Spa, Westbrook

Annual Memorial Golf Tournament
Monday, June 27, 2022
Shuttle Meadow Country Club, Kensington

Dates are subject to change. Stay tuned for more details and how to register to attend and/or sponsor these and other events.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Foster with Care Holiday Fundraiser

CTLA Women's Caucus is proud to announce their support for Foster with Care, a unique project that supports children across Connecticut who enter the foster care system. Foster with Care prepares "Go Bags" for kids of all ages who are entering into foster care so that they will have the items that they need when they move from one home to another.

Even the most prepared foster homes can find themselves in a position where they simply do not have the initial resources to provide for emergency placement. The Go Bags will include a pair of pajamas, a blanket, a comfort item (depending on age), a tooth brush and toothpaste so children's basic needs can be immediately met.

Our goal is to double the amount collected last year and bring the bags to a local DCF office. Thank you for your support!

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

CLE Update

On September 16, 2001, the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch gave notice that all Connecticut Attorneys and Authorized House Counsel must comply with the minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) requirement under Practice Book Section 2-27A(a)(1), for calendar year 2021. Any MCLE credits earned by Connecticut attorneys and authorized house counsel during the 2020 calendar year may be completely transferred to comply with the 2021 calendar year requirement, even if the amount exceeds the two hour cap provided for in the Rule.

As always, you can get all of your CLE credits from the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Foundation. Attend live seminars and webinars or watch previously recorded sessions on-demand. Our live seminars and their recordings are currently approved in the states of Connecticut and New York and meet most states' recommended requirements.

Friday, June 18, 2021

A Message from the Incoming President

Anastasios T. Savvaides

As I begin my term as President of CTLA this summer, I would like to congratulate Stephanie Roberge for the admirable job she did under very trying circumstances. She took over the presidency of our organization from Paul Slager at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and met each and every challenge head-on.

I am mindful of the challenges the pandemic has wrought on our profession over the last fifteen months. The interruptions to our way of practicing law have been all-encompassing. Through it all, CTLA, and the remarkable staff including Executive Director Joan Maloney and Director of CLE Katie Marino, have been committed to assisting our members during this difficult time, whether by conducting business virtually, offering free CLE webinars and continuing to pursue our mission "to protect individual rights through fair laws and access to justice."

I am committed to this mission and with the support of all the arms of our great organization I know we will continue to move forward.

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– Anastasios T. Savvaides, CTLA President


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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.

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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.