Letter to the Editor:

Letter: CBA Should Take New Vote on Gun Bill Amicus

The Connecticut Law Tribune


I write to give voice to the discontent and frustration that I know many of us share. I write to express my dissent over the recent decision of the Connecticut Bar Association's House of Delegates authorizing the CBA to join an amicus brief in the Shew v. Malloy appeal over the clear opposition of a large percentage of the CBA's membership

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  • S. Lawrence

    Tony - I agree and thank you for your letter. I, along with several others, felt that the best way to get our message across was to resign. I could not ethically allow the CBA to use my membership funds for this political endeavor, and so resigned and obtained a refund of dues. If change can realistically be made from within, then I‘m all ears for such a plan as long as it includes a way to ensure none of my membership dues or support goes towards the CBA‘s participation in the lawsuit, which is imprudent at best and unethical at worst, particularly for certain members. Without such a guaranty, I and others who have resigned have little recourse from the outside, lest we be seen as lending support to an organization that has ‘jumped the shark‘ as a statewide political - er, I‘m sorry - professional legal organization. If there is a coordinated membership effort to correct this error, I hope you will continue to make your efforts known publicly here and elsewhere so that those of us who have left the CBA can still help.

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