Law students my join the Connecticut Bar Association free of charge, and are automatically enrolled in the CBA’s Young Lawyers Section. The YLS is a great group of active, younger attorneys.
Additionally, in the second half of the bar year you can join other sections for free as well. Have an interest in Indian Law? Join the Indian Law Section. Are you intrigued by animal law? There’s a section for that. Banking? You got it. See all the sections and join for free.
In addition to being a great way to learn more about different practice areas, I’ve found the CBA to be a great place to start to make connections with people in the profession. Attend an event, strike up conversation with the person sitting next to you, introduce yourself to everyone, introduce people to each other.
The CBA Sections are also a great way to connect to professionals who can serve as speakers or panelists for student organization events and colloquia.