The Hartford County Bar Association

The HCBA is a voluntary not-for-profit association of lawyers and judges in Hartford County, dedicated to promoting public service and furthering the principles of law and justice.



Judicial News Appellate E-filing

Appellate E-Filing—Essential Information Who? Attorneys must e-file appellate documents. Self-represented parties cannot e-file appellate documents at this time.  What? Attorneys must e-file all types of appellate documents in all types of cases, including cases with a self-represented party. NOTE: The procedures for submitting briefs electronically and on paper will not change. Where? If you do…


Thomas A. Gugliotti Elected as HCBA President

Thomas A. Gugliotti of Avon, Connecticut, an attorney in the Hartford office of Updike, Kelly & Spellacy was elected President of the Hartford County Bar Association at its Annual Meeting at The Society Room of Hartford on May 12, 2015.       Biography Attorney Gugliotti held a number of leadership positions within the Association…


Hartford County Closing Customs Posted

The January 13, 2009 draft of the updated Hartford County closing customs prepared by the Closing Customs Subcommittee of the Real Property/Transactions Committee of the HCBA is posted below.         Please click here for copy of Hartford County Closing Customs


Call for New Mentoring Volunteers

The Hartford County Bar Association can take great pride in being a leader in creating and administering a volunteer Mentoring Program.  Over the past two years we have matched numerous new members of the Bar with experienced practitioners, for the purpose of helping to develop professionalism and civility in our newest members.  We have worked…


The Volunteer Attorney Program for Family matters

The Volunteer Attorney Program for Family matters will resume in Hartford on Wednesdays at Hartford Superior Court, 90 Washington Street in October. The Program will begin on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 and will run each Wednesday through and including Wednesday, June 24, 2015. If you would like to volunteer, please complete the questionnaire and indicate…


Hartford County Bar Association Celebrates Law Day 2014

Join Us Friday, May 9, 2014, 9:30 a.m., at Superior Court, 95 Washington Street, Center Court, Hartford, CT! Coffee Reception will follow the Ceremony One of our most cherished national ideals, expressed eloquently by Abraham Lincoln, is “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” It is a principle enshrined in our Nation’s…