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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Thanks to our Lawyers vs. Hunger Sponsors

We would like to thank our members for their generous contributions to the Lawyers vs. Hunger Food Drive.

We especially would like to thank the following Sponsor firms:

Platinum Plate

Casper & deToledo LLC
Jacobs & Dow, LLC
Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, LLC
Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, PC
Leighton Katz & Drapeau, LLC
Shaw Chiropractic Group
Silver Golub & Teitell LLP
Wocl Leydon, LLC

Gold Plate

D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC
Andrew S. Groher
Law Offices of Daniel D. Skuret, PC
Polito & Harrington LLC

Silver Plate

Buckley Wynne & Parese
Christi Carrano
The O'Neil Law Firm, PC
Pavano Dombrowski, LLC
Rosemarie Paine
Segal & Laska, LLC
Walsh Woodard LLC

Please join us in this important work by donating:

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Lawyers vs. Hunger

As COVID-19 continues to ravage our state, more than 400,000 people of all ages struggle with hunger in Connecticut, even though it is one of the wealthiest states in the nation. Therefore the Women's Caucus has decided to pick up where CTLA's Help for the Hungry initiative left off.

The Women's Caucus believes that as members of the Connecticut legal community we have a duty to help those in need when we can, especially this time of year. Throughout the months of November and December, we hope that you and your firm will join the Women's Caucus, Connecticut Food Bank, and Foodshare to make Lawyers vs. Hunger a success.

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Lawyers vs. Hunger

Upcoming Seminars & Events


Webinar: The Ifs, Ands or Buts of Workers’ Compensation:
Zoom Webinar, Hartford, CT

CT Credits: 0.75 Areas of Professional Practice; 0.75 Ethics & Professionalism
NY Credits: 0.75 Areas of Professional Practice; 0.75 Ethics & Professionalism


Webinar: Annual Criminal Litigation: 2020 Criminal Law Case Review
Zoom Webinar, Hartford, CT

Chairs: William F. Dow III; Trent LaLima; Hubert J. Santos

CT Credits: 1.5 Skills
NY Credits: 1.5 Skills

Other News

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Pod Ipsa Loquitur

CTLA's podcast series features hosts John Kennedy and Mike Walsh 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 the first three episodes and be sure to check back as new episodes are added.

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The Eviction Defense Pro Bono Initiative

The Connecticut moratorium on evictions is scheduled to expire this month. This is likely to produce a flood of evictions that will throw large numbers of families into crisis and will decimate many communities, particularly low income communities of color that have been hardest hit by the pandemic.

Please consider volunteering your time to help with The Eviction Defense Pro Bono Initiative. The need will be great and your volunteer work is invaluable and deeply appreciated. As always, mentorship will be available along the way. Additional information will be provided in the coming weeks.

Monday, June 1, 2020

A New Year

Today marks the beginning of the 2020-21 term. We would like to congratulate our new officers:

We would also like to welcome and congratulate our new Board of Governors members:

A Message from the Incoming President

Stephanie Z. Roberge, CTLA President

Due to our current state of affairs, my presidency begins virtually. What I thought I might say in person, I provide in print. The importance of CTLA remains steadfast and clear. What I have learned as a member and officer of CTLA is that the strength of the organization is in our collaborative approach to our mission, "trial lawyers protecting individual rights through fair laws and access to justice." We have the benefit and guidance of past-presidents, the insight of founding and longstanding members, as well as the energy and perspective of our younger membership. Albeit through new platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams, through masks and social distancing, CTLA is prepared to continue to advance our legislative agenda, provide quality continuing legal education, offer guidance to our membership and to collaborate.

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– Stephanie Z. Roberge, 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.

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.