With numerous statewide and regional affinity and national bar associations to choose from, many members of the 8,500-person Connecticut Bar Association say the statewide bar does a good job of keeping and attracting members in providing networking opportunities, up-to-date relevant information for attorneys, and has well-established lobbyists working on their behalf at the Legislative Office Building.

Association members—including current CBA president Cecil Thomas—were interviewed in an attempt to learn more about whether the long-time association is meeting the needs of its members. Most said that, yes, the association does do its best to keep members informed and engaged via producing more then 400 programs a year and offering a plethora of committees for members to be a part. Those committees includes ones geared toward younger attorneys, women attorneys, those in certain practice areas or even members of the LGBTQ+ community, among others.