The Disability Law Section examines the law as it pertains to the physically and mentally impaired, promotes change where indicated (through the CBA and section action) and assures the safeguarding of the rights of the disabled.
The Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee is charged with implementing the Diversity and Inclusion Policy of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA). The Committee will adopt, monitor, and promote a diversity and inclusion plan to achieve a genuine, sustainable diverse, and inclusive environment within the CBA, throughout its membership, and the Connecticut legal community at large.
The Indian Law Section focuses primarily on developments in the law applicable to the federally recognized Indian tribes in Connecticut, the laws enacted by those tribes, and practice and procedure in the tribal courts established by the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Tribe and The Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut. Most Committee members practice in the tribal courts or litigate issues related to tribal interests.
The purpose of the LGBT Section is to promote the educational and professional objectives of the Connecticut Bar Association within the practice area of issues and concerns to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (“LGBT”) individuals in the profession, which includes (1) monitoring the progress and enhancing the status and opportunities available to LGBT individuals in the legal profession; (2) providing LGBT attorneys, as well as, non-LGBT individuals that are members of the Connecticut Bar Association with an opportunity to share concerns, communicate, and network with one another in a supportive forum; and (3) promoting the participation of the Connecticut Bar Association in substantive areas of law and legislation that present issues of particular concern to LGBT individuals in the profession, and to those who seek legal services. The Section shall achieve these purposes by providing relevant Continuing Legal Education to its members, providing relevant updates to its members of important developments concerning the practice area, fostering discussion of current issues affecting the practice area, and engaging in legislative advocacy on issues relating to the practice area, in accordance with procedures established by the Connecticut Bar Association.
The purpose of the Women in the Law Section is: 1) to monitor the progress and enhance the status and opportunities available to women in the legal profession; 2) to provide women attorneys in Connecticut with an opportunity to share concerns, communicate, and network with one another in a supportive forum; and 3) to promote the participation of the Connecticut Bar Association in substantive areas of law and legislation that present issues of particular concern to women in the profession, and to those who seek legal services.