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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

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Foundation to Raffle Stunning Diamond Necklace

Proceeds support the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation

CT Burns Care Foundation

Since 1978, The Connecticut Burns Care Foundation has worked to prevent burn injuries, improve burn wound care and support survivors of burn traumas. The life-long healing journey after a burn trauma is often lonely, as well as emotionally and physically painful. Simple childhood activities – like pool parties with friends, sleepovers, or summer camp – are not available for a child with severe scars.

The pandemic unsurprisingly sidelined the event we had planned for the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation in April 2020. To show our support, the Women's Caucus is excited to run a (contactless) raffle fundraiser for CBCF. At this year's Stephen G. Friedler Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, June 28, we are raffling off a 14kt white gold necklace, with 5.24 carats of diamonds.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Pod Ipsa Loquitur

CTLA's podcast series features hosts John Kennedy and Mike Walsh, along with occasional guest hosts, engaging CTLA members and guests in discussion on a variety of topics in an unscripted, light and entertaining format. Each episode focuses on topics of interest to members, their clients and their practices.

Listen to all our episodes online and be sure to check back as new episodes are added.

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

CTLA Members and Connecticut Trial Lawyers Foundation donates $86,000

Thank you to all CTLA members and Firm Sponsors who donated in support of our Help for the Hungry and Lawyers vs. Hunger campaigns.

Due to your incredible generosity, $86,000 was donated to FoodShare & Connecticut Food Bank, who officially joined forces this year to help provide nutritious food to people in need.

Challenging months and possibly years lie ahead, so please spread the word to family, friends, and coworkers. It is not too late to help those in need.

Lawyers vs. Hunger

Upcoming Seminars & Events


Webinar: COVID 18 Months Later: The Employment Problem that Never Goes Away

Chair: Lewis H. Chimes

CT Credits: 1.25 Skills
NY Credits: 1.25 Skills


Webinar: Bad Faith Not Required: Insurers’ Duty to Make Reasonable Settlement Decisions

Chair: William M. Bloss

CT Credits: 1 Skills
NY Credits: 1 Skills


Webinar: Ethical Rules That A PI Attorney Needs To Know
Zoom Webinar, Hartford, CT

CT Credits: 2 Ethics & Professionalism
NY Credits: 2 Ethics & Professionalism


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Connecticut Government


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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.

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.