Connecticut Bar Association

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The Connecticut State Bar Association
MottoEqual Justice Through Law
TypeLegal Society
HeadquartersNew Britain, CT
  • United States
6,500+ in 2012[1]

The Connecticut State Bar Association (CBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of Connecticut. Between 65 and 70 percent of the attorneys in private practice in Connecticut are members.


The CBA was founded on June 2, 1875.[2]

In 1878, members of CBA met in Saratoga Springs, New York, to lead in founding the national bar association; out of this grew the American Bar Association.

The Connecticut Bar Association is governed by a Board of Governors, an administrative board with responsibility for budgetary and financial matters other than setting annual dues, and a House of Delegates, its primary decision-making and policy-making body.[3] Seven offices, held by members of the Association for one-year terms, include president, immediate past president, president-elect, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and assistant secretary-treasurer.

CBA does not regulate admission to the practice of law in Connecticut; that is the function of the Connecticut Bar Examining Committee of the Connecticut Judicial Branch.[4]


  1. ^ Connecticut Bar Overview, Martindale Hubbell, retrieved 2013-01-29
  2. ^ CBA History, Connecticut Bar Association, retrieved 2013-01-28
  3. ^ CBA Governance, Connecticut Bar Association, retrieved 2013-01-28
  4. ^ Connecticut Bar Examining Committee, Connecticut Bar Association, retrieved 2013-01-28