Get involved and make a difference by joining one of CDLA's committees!

Please consider becoming more involved by joining one of the CDLA's committees below. Contact Jackie Walker, executive director, at [email protected] or 860-633-2700 for more information.


  • Membership Committee:

Helps to retain members, create recruitment strategies and recruit new members, as well as develop member benefits and communicate them to the membership.

  • CLE Committee:

Plans the CDLA's educational programming.

  • Legislative Committee:

Explores ways for the CDLA to be a strong voice for the interests of civil defense attorneys.

  • Website/Technology Committee:

Maintains and improves the CDLA website, and considers the CDLA's social media strategies.

  • Programming, Marketing & Sponsorship Committee:

Encourages businesses to partner with the CDLA by sponsoring events in exchange for advertising and promotion to the CDLA membership. Works to promote CDLA events and activities, as well as to increase the CDLA's visibility in the community.

  • Amicus Committee:

Considers issues on which the CDLA may want to weigh in with an amicus brief.

  • Newsletter Committee:

Helps to plan and solicit articles for the CDLA's biannual newsletter, The Defense.

  • Young Lawyers Committee:

The cutting edge of CDLA Committees in expanding the reach of the organization beyond that of traditional bar organizations.