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History of Attorneys of Color

The 10th Anniversary of The Attorneys of Color Symposium: A Celebration of Progress and Perseverance

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Quinnipiac University School of Law
370 Bassett Road
North Haven, CT  06473


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On June 29, 2022, the Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows presented a 10th Anniversary Symposium that continued the discussion of the history of attorneys of color in Connecticut.  The program included a morning of panels on the impact of the pandemic on diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as a keynote address by Connecticut State Comptroller Natalie Braswell.  Attendees were able to join us in person, or could watch the event over Zoom. 

Quinnipiac University School of Law graciously hosted the symposium, as it did ten years ago, and we are thankful to all of our sponsors who made this special day possible.  Please click the buttons below to view:

  • the symposium program;
  • a video recording of the event;
  • a gallery of some of the photos taken at the symposium; and
  • a page with more information about the project's ongoing work.  


Keynote Speaker

Lawyers Panel


Judges Panel




2012 Symposium

Co-Chairs for the 2012 Celebrating Attorneys of Color Symposium
(l-r) U.S. Attorney for the District of CT Vanessa Avery and Hon. Juliett Crawford

On April 13, 2012, the Connecticut Bar Foundation James W Cooper Fellows presented a remarkable symposium entitled “Our History, Our Future: Celebrating Attorneys of Color in Connecticut.”  The symposium was co-sponsored by the four associations for attorneys of color (George W. Crawford Black Bar Association, Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association, Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut).  It was designed to highlight and preserve the rich history of attorneys of color in Connecticut.  A key component of the symposium was the development of a comprehensive historical timeline which was on full display along the wall at the entrance to the moot courtroom at Quinnipiac University Law School where the symposium was held.


Attendees view the Timeline at “Our History, Our Future: Celebrating Attorneys of Color in Connecticut” Symposium

We have reproduced the timeline below for you to use as a resource to educate and inspire others in future events and studies. It is our wish that you continue to contribute to this rich and meaningful historical archive so others can have access to information on a greater number of attorneys of color and the historical context of their contributions.

Symposium Recording (Three Parts)