Promoting excellence in the legal profession, defending the interests of our members, and seeking to advance the cause of a society ruled by law, since 1880.

New Membership Applications

All new applicants are required to be a member in good standing of the Bar of the State of Connecticut or any other jurisdiction. We also offer Associate Member status to paralegals and legal administrators.

Download a GBBA membership application (PDF format, found below) and mail it to The Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, 1057 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604 with the appropriate dues payment.

GBBA Membership Application
GBBA Associate Membership Application

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President’s Message

By:  Peter O’Connell

Hopefully, with the good sunny weather of July and August, everyone enjoyed the summer of 2016. Last year it was suggested that the Bar Association sponsor a “Lobster Fest” at the Pavilion at Fairfield Beach.  The response was good and the plans made. The appointed evening on the beach was delightful:  clear, sunny, cool, but the caterer was late to arrive, slow to cook the main course, and the result was a late lobster dinner! .

 Click here to read the President’s Message in its entirety

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The Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Inc. (GBBA) was established in 1880, one of the oldest, continuously active bar associations in the United States. Throughout its history, the GBBA has promoted excellence in the legal profession, defended the interests of its members, and has sought to advance the cause of a society ruled by law.

Although its size has grown over the years, the nature of the organization remains essentially the same—it is an organization that provides its members with the opportunity to learn and grow in a congenial and friendly atmosphere.

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The GBBA Scholarship Fund

The Greater Bridgeport Bar Association Scholarship Fund was established in 1995, and consists of contributions made by our members and the earnings thereon. Yearly, a scholarship is awarded that consists of a portion of the principal’s earnings. Students eligible for the scholarship must reside in the greater Bridgeport area, have graduated from a college or university, and are entering the first year of an accredited law school program.  The scholarship application may be accessed by calling the Foundation at (203) 750-3200 or visiting their website at

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Need a Lawyer?

The Fairfield County Lawyer Referral Service is a not-for-profit organization that has been helping the public find an attorney since 1980. Our Service will assist you in finding an attorney who meets your specific needs. The attorneys are all members in good standing of The Greater Bridgeport Bar Association or other local Bar Associations who have expertise in specific areas of the law.

Click here to learn more, or give us a call at (203) 335-4116 to get started today!

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