Connecticut Bar Association

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The Connecticut State Bar Association
Motto Equal Justice Through Law
Type Legal Society
Headquarters New 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 65–70% 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