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
Greetings to All:
It is hard to believe that we now find ourselves in the middle of February. I have been asked by many fellow lawyers regarding GBBA seminars to comply with the annual CLE requirements. Just recently we had a Board meeting, and all committee chairs and co-chairs were requested to appear and report.
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

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

  • April 25, 2017 5:30 pm: Young Lawyers Social (Socials)
  • April 26, 2017 4:00 pm: Board Meeting (uncategorized)
  • April 27, 2017 12:30 pm: Medicaid 101 - CLE Credits Available (Continuing Legal Education)
  • April 28, 2017 2:30 pm: CLE and Baseball (Continuing Legal Education)
  • May 1, 2017 12:30 pm: Law Day 2017 (uncategorized)
  • May 3, 2017 3:00 pm: Evidence in Family Court CLE Seminar (Continuing Legal Education)
  • May 16, 2017 5:00 pm: Annual Dinner (uncategorized)
  • May 18, 2017 12:30 pm: Foreclosure Committee Meeting (Committee Meetings)
  • June 6, 2017 12:00 pm: What to Do if a Grievance Arrives (Continuing Legal Education)
  • June 19, 2017 10:00 am: GBBA and Center For Family Justice Annual Golf Outing (Community Outreach)