logo_309346_webThe Waterbury Bar Association is a non-profit organization. Members are Attorneys admitted to practice law in Connecticut with offices in Waterbury and surrounding towns.

If you wish to contact the Association please click on the contact button above.

The Waterbury Bar Association is not a lawyer referral service. If you need an attorney, please obtain a referral, check local listings (e.g. yellow pages) or call the New Haven County Lawyer Referral Service at 203-562-5750.

If you would like to join the Waterbury Bar Association, click here for an application (WBA Application 2015) , or apply via the webpage, by clicking on “Membership Application” on the tool bar, above.

If you would like to contribute or learn more about our memorial scholarship fund please click here.


Scholarship Applications Due May 27, 2016

This year, our annual Golf Outing and Dinner will take place on October 18 at the Waterbury Country Club. As in years past, we will award the following scholarships at the Dinner:

  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant: $500
  •  Law Students:
    • $1,500.00 ~ Waterbury Bar Association Scholarship
    • $1,000.00 ~ Bar President’s Scholarship
    • $1,000.00 ~ Edward Traurig Scholarship

For more information, please click on the following Notices and Applications:

WBA – Law School Notice & Application 2016

WBA -Paralegal Notice & Application 2016

The completed application, together with the required documentation should be mailed to:

Attorney Gina M. Petrokaitis, 678 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708

All applications and accompanying materials must be postmarked no later than May 27, 2016Entries submitted after that date will not be considered. Presentation of the awards will take place at the Outing on October 18.  The scholarship winner is encouraged to attend!

 ~ Prior Events ~

Law Day Celebration ~ “More Than Words” ~ May 5, 2016


Law Day 2016 is a day to reflect on the procedural protections afforded by our laws to criminal defendants. In 2016, the nation marks the 50th anniversary of perhaps the nation’s best-known U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona. The Miranda Warning has become ingrained in law enforcement and has permeated popular consciousness through countless recitations in films and television. Yet, Miranda is only part of the story as it pertains to procedural protections for ensuring justice.

The 2016 Law Day theme, “Miranda: More than Words,” will explore criminal justice and human rights in our country: the procedural protections afforded to all of us by the U.S. Constitution, how these rights are safeguarded by the courts, and why the preservation of these principles is essential to our liberty. Your attendance and participation are essential to making this year’s Law Day a great success.

As in years past, the following awards were presented:

Liberty Bell Award:This award will be presented to a local individual who has demonstrated a willingness to serve his or her community. The individual must be someone who is not an attorney or member of the courthouse staff. Other than the foregoing restrictions, any individual who has benefited the Greater Waterbury area in a noteworthy manner would be a fine nominee.
2016 Honoree: JoAnn Robertson,
                             Community volunteer on behalf of the Karen Refugees from Burma

Courthouse Personnel Award:This award will be presented to any member of any Waterbury courthouse who has demonstrated services above and beyond his or her duty. Personnel at any of the courthouses are eligible and nominations may be made by members of the judiciary, fellow personnel and members of the bar.
2016 Honoree: John Cetta,
                              Civil Caseflow Coordinator ~ Waterbury Superior Court 

Waterbury Young Lawyers Award: This award will be presented to a local attorney who has demonstrated a willingness to serve his or her community and who perpetuates a positive image of our profession. The individual need not be a “young lawyer.”
2016 Honoree: Marianne Barbino Dubuque,
                             Partner at Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennnessey 

Some pictures from our Law Day Celebration:

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~ Annual Meeting and Outing ~

Waterbury (June 26, 2015) — On June 9, 2015, the Waterbury Bar Association held its Annual Golf Outing and Meeting at the Waterbury Country Club.  WBA members including attorneys, judges, and paralegals from the area enjoyed a day of golf, cocktail reception and dinner prior to holding our annual meeting.  Scholarships were awarded to the following students from Waterbury and Wolcott: Ashley Membrino of UCONN Law (WBA Scholarship $1500); John J. Lane of George Mason University School of Law (Bar President’s Scholarship $1000); Micah Vitale of Western New England University School of Law (Edward Traurig Scholarship $1000); Lauren Barone of UCONN Law (Edward Traurig Scholarship $1000); and Stuart Epstein of Naugatuck Valley Community College (Paralegal Student Scholarship $500). In addition, the following attorneys and judges were honored for practicing law for more than 40 years, receiving certificates signed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers: Gary L. Broder, Ed Duffy, Jr., Judge Cara Eschuk, Gregory G. St. John, William F. Tynan, and Judge Thomas F. Upson. Judge Lloyd Cutsumpas was honored for practicing for more than 50 years and Attorney John A. DelBuono was honored for practicing for more than 60 years.  See picture attached: Honorees Edward Duffy, Jr., Judge Cara Eschuk and John A. DelBuono.

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We will be publishing our next newsletter soon! We would like to include articles by you, our members. Have an announcement about your firm? Know of a pressing legal issue? Send in your proposed submission…about a legal issue, showcasing an attorney’s hobby, announcement or something funny about the practice of law! Each newsletter will also include a “Member Spotlight”…have someone in mind?  Email Isa Squicciarini: isquicciarini@carmodylaw.com.

Prior Newsletters: 


Our Winter newsletter: WBA Winter PDF (3)

Our Fall newsletter: WBA Fall Newsletter (final) (W2312832x7A1B8)


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