Welcome to the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association

The Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) is a nonprofit organization comprised of employment law attorneys from around the state who share in a common mission; providing quality representation to employees and vindicating employees’ rights.

To that end, CELA’s members work collaboratively to:

  • Promote and increase public awareness of the rights of individual employees;
  • Furnish educational opportunities for attorneys who represent employees;
  • Assist lawyers who actively represent employees in disputes by:
    • Providing ready access to knowledgeable colleagues;
    • Relieving the sense of professional isolation experienced by many employment lawyers who practice in solo or small firms; and
    • Promoting social and cultural exchange among attorneys and other interested groups.
  • Promote the intellectual and professional interests of attorneys who represent employees;
  • Provide the public with to skilled legal counsel who are well versed and accomplished in the complex area of employment law; and

Provide educational training and instructional activities for members, the general bar and for the public.