Maggie Castinado
Office of the Public Defender

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September 07, 2012 - UCONN School of Law Alumni Association Honoring Mayor Segarra

August 16, 2012 - CHBA Scholarship
CHBA Scholarship Form 2012.pdf  

May 14, 2012 - CHBA Elects 2012 Officers and Directors
The Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association is proud to announce the election of its new officers and directors for 2012-2013. 2012 Press Release - New board.pdf  

May 14, 2012 - CHBA Receives CBA Certification
The Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association has received certification by the Connecticut Bar Association and is now eligible to appoint a delegate to the CBA House of Delegates.


IP Law Section of the CBA, CHBA, the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association, and SABAC presents

Digital Defamation is on the Rise:

What Can be Done to Combat It?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

For more information on this event please see the attached flyer.


2012 Annual Meeting Notice.pdf  

March 11, 2012 - Save the date LCD's Annual Diversity Award

March 05, 2012 - Press release: Racial Profiling by Law Enforcement Officials
CHBA Draft Press Release (Feb 2012).doc.pdf  

February 18, 2012 - Spring Panel: Careers in Public Service, Securing a Government Internship, Clerkship or Permanent Position
Spring Panel Invitation.pdf  

February 18, 2012 - Joint Networking Event with CBA, CHBA, SABAC, CAPABA and CRAWFORD
joint networking.jpg  

February 08, 2012 - Discounted CBA membership for CHBA members

CHBA President and other area affinity bar leaders were recently featured in the Connecticut Law Tribune discussing the importance of the recent constitutional amendment approved by the CBA House of Delegates. The amendment allows CHBA members to enjoy discounted CBA membership rates and presents us with an opportunity to be represented on the House of Delegates.

February 01, 2012 - House of Delegates Approves New Amendment to Create Affinity Delegate Categories

At its meeting on Monday, January 23, the CBA House of Delegates approved a proposal to amend the association constitution to create a new category of delegates to the House: the "Affinity Delegates." The proposal, brought jointly by the Diversity and Membership Committees, was adopted unanimously by the House. The result is that now, for the first time, the House will include a meaningful number of different voices during its meetings in an effort to fulfill Article II of the association constitution "to promote diversity within the Bar and the Bench." The Affinity Delegates will join the District Delegates, the Section Delegates, and the officers of the association to comprise the House of Delegates. 
Any of the existing affinity Bar associations may elect an Affinity Delegate to the House if it satisfies four criteria. The criteria are (1) its goals and purposes do not conflict with the diversity goals of Article II of the CBA Constitution, (2) it has at least 50 members, (3) at least one-half of its membership consists of CBA members, and (4) it has been in existence for at least five years. The executive director of the CBA must annually certify an affinity Bar association as eligible to elect an Affinity Delegate. The total number of affinity Bar associations that may be so certified is limited to six. The new constitutional provisions also increases the number of Section Delegates from three to six. The District Delegates to the House continue to outnumber the Affinity and Section Delegates by more than ten to one. The result of the amendment is that the Affinity Delegates will represent significant numbers of CBA members whose perspective and participation has been lacking in the House. The process calls for the affinity Bar associations to organize, with CBA support, their own CBA membership drives so as to satisfy one of the criteria to elect an Affinity Delegate. The newly elected Affinity Delegates will take office on July 1, 2012, moving toward achieving the goal of a more diverse Connecticut Bar Association. CBA President Brad Gallant said, "Building on the efforts of our colleagues in the affinity Bar associations of this state, we will be better able to serve the interests of all lawyers in Connecticut."


February 01, 2012 - House of Delegates Approves Revision to Proposed MCLE Rule

See link below to review the revised rule.