The Connecticut Bar Association continues its resurgence in providing both public service and member service with three terrific upcoming programs.

Improving Employment Through Chocolate

First, the CBA and its Young Lawyers Section have partnered for a charity event where you can have your chocolate and eat it too! In doing so, it will bring employment and community empowerment to the Frog Hollow area of Hartford — one of the poorest in the region.  Ultimately, the project raises funds for Billings Forge Community Works. One of Billing Forge’s key initiatives includes fostering a local economy, including local, sustainable food. To support these efforts, you have a unique opportunity to purchase delicious chocolate just in time for the holiday season.  There are two options:

  • Assorted, fresh, handmade, decadent truffles from Tschudin Chocolates & Confections in Middletown, CT. This chocolatier handcrafts the finest of chocolates, and, for this special fundraiser, will use local herbs and spices grown at the Billings Forge community garden; or,
  • Show your fun side and order milk or dark chocolate gavels for all your favorite legal colleagues or your favorite lawyer-to-be. Made in New Hampshire, these too will include a card designed by Billings Forge’s Artist in Residence.

Order forms can be downloaded here and it makes for a great holiday gift. 

Meet & Greet For New and Experienced Attorneys

The CBA’s Labor & Employment Law section and the Labor & Employment Law Committee of the Young Lawyers section are co-sponsoring its Second Annual Networking Event on Thursday, November 18th from 6-8 p.m. at Bentara Restaurant in New Haven.  There is no cost to register, and you can do so here.  This once-a-year event allows newer and "more seasoned" labor & employment lawyers on all sides of the bar to mix and mingle in an informal setting.  I’d especially recommend this event to in-house counsel or government attorneys who may not see other bar members with regularity.

NLRB Meet and Greet

The CBA’s Labor & Employment Law Section is also sponsoring an informal breakfast meeting with NLRB Regional Director Jonathan Kreisberg and staff regarding substantive and procedural issues as well as recent developments.  Immediately following that breakfast, CBA members are invited to join the NLRB in celebrating a 75th Anniversary Open House, which will include a tour of the Region’s new offices.  The event is scheduled for December 3rd with the meeting scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and the open house at 10 a.m.  In advance of that meeting, the NLRB’s Region 34 office has issued their November newsletter, which can be downloaded here.