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


“Check back soon!”

Matthew A. Reale, Esq., GBBA President


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

Preview - The GBBA Scholarship Fund


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!

Post Road Fairfield Office Spaces

Single Office $695 per month or 1125 sq. ft. first floor space at $2,995 (+) monthly. Busy intersection off Exit 22 of Route 95. 20-25,000 traffic count daily. or (203)913-8005

Trumbull Office Space

An office or offices available in Class A Trumbull building with easy access to Route 25 and the Merritt Parkway. Office includes receptionist to answer telephones, use of two (2) large conference rooms, availability of fax and copy machines, all utilities and extensive onsite parking for clients Monthly rentals range from $400 to $4600.
Please contact Rose at (203) 375-0600.

Upcoming GBBA Events

  • September 11, 2019 12:00 am: FAMILY LAW SEMINAR (Continuing Legal Education)
  • September 12, 2019 12:00 am: YOUNG LAWYERS & JUDGES LUNCHEON (Socials)
  • September 25, 2019 12:00 am: REAL ESTATE SEMINAR (Continuing Legal Education)
  • October 12, 2019 12:00 am: FALL HIKE (Socials)
  • October 12, 2019 12:00 am: FALL SOCIAL (Socials)
  • October 17, 2019 12:00 am: SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE (Community Outreach)
  • October 24, 2019 12:00 am: READ ALOUD DAY (Community Outreach)
  • November 1, 2019 12:00 am: TOYS FOR TOTS (Community Outreach)
  • November 1, 2019 12:00 am: GIFT CARD DRIVE (Community Outreach)
  • November 7, 2019 12:00 am: WOMEN'S LUNCHEON (Socials)
  • November 8, 2019 12:00 am: CT BAR SYMPOSIUM (Socials)
  • November 14, 2019 12:00 am: JUDGES RECEPTION (Socials)
  • November 21, 2019 12:00 am: ETHICS SEMINAR (Continuing Legal Education)
  • November 28, 2019 12:00 am: LITIGATION ROUND TABLE (Committee Meetings)
  • December 4, 2019 12:00 am: SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING (Community Outreach)
  • December 12, 2019 12:00 am: WORKERS' COMPENSATION SEMINAR (Continuing Legal Education)
  • December 17, 2019 12:00 am: LAST CHANCE CLE DAY (Continuing Legal Education)
  • December 19, 2019 12:00 am: HOLIDAY PARTY (Socials)
  • January 12, 2020 12:00 am: ETHICS SEMINAR (Continuing Legal Education)
  • February 12, 2020 12:00 am: CRIMINAL LAW SEMINAR (Continuing Legal Education)