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2021 Virtual* Reception & Annual Fellows Meeting

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 6:00pm

*This event was previously announced to be held at Saint Clement's Castle and has been transitioned to a virtual format in response to survey results.



Followed by Q&A with: Anika Singh Lemar Clinical Professor, Yale Law School



 Special Recognition Award 

Ralph Monaco

The Connecticut Bar Foundation Special Recognition Award is presented to a person who has provided years of vision, leadership and outstanding service to the Connecticut Bar Foundation.

Distinguished Service Award

Staff and Judges of the Connecticut Judicial Branch

The Connecticut Bar Foundation Distinguished Service Award is presented to a person who has shown outstanding and distinguished service to the bench, bar, the community, the public, and exhibits an effort to improve the legal system.

 Anthony M. Fitzgerald Award for Excellence 

New Haven Legal Assistance Association

The Anthony M. Fitzgerald Award for Excellence honors legal service providers and attorneys who demonstrate a commitment to the provision of zealous and skilled legal representation to low-income clients, including direct client or other activities that ensure that Connecticut citizens have legal representation when facing significant civil legal concerns affecting their safety, health, shelter, and survival. Other activities may include implementing a new legal service program, project, or service that expands access to civil legal representation for people of low income in Connecticut.



2021 James W. Cooper Fellows


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Thank You

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