ANNUAL DINNER

ANNUAL DINNER

For 45 years, the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association ("Crawford") has served Connecticut’s legal community by strengthening our legal foundation and sustaining a lasting impact. Crawford cordially invites you to our 2022 Annual Dinner, which will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 6:00 PM at the Hartford Marriott Downtown, located at 200 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT.


The Annual Dinner will honor Deborah Archer, ACLU National President with the Trailblazer Award, and Eboni Nelson, Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law with the Visionary Award.

If you would like to become a sponsor of the annual dinner, please find the sponsorship packet, here. Sponsorships are due no later than Friday, April 22, 2022.


Individual tickets must be purchased by Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Individual tickets and sponsorships can be purchased online, here.

COVID-19 Testing: There will be a requirement that all attendees bring proof of a negative COVID-19 test (Antigen or PCR test) taken within 3 days of May 18, 2022. Please bring proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken on or after May 15, 2022. Wearing masks will also be required when attendees are not actively eating or drinking.

Crawford will also be awarding its second Rising Leader Award and we would like you to submit nominations to Vice President, Mallori Deanna Thompson at VicePresident@georgecrawfordblackbar.org no later than March 15, 2022 with the name, title, and employer of the person you are nominating (self-nominations are welcome) and a brief description of the individual’s qualifications for the award.

Criteria for Rising Leader Award:

In order to be eligible, an awardee must:

(1) have graduated law school 10 or less years ago;
(2) practice in or be born in the state of Connecticut;
(3) otherwise have some significant connection to the state of Connecticut;
(4) be a member, in good standing, of the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association; and
(5) have shown leadership through their professional, volunteer, and civic accomplishments.


If you have any questions about the Annual Dinner, please contact Vice President, Mallori Deanna Thompson at VicePresident@georgecrawfordblackbar.org.

Crawford would like to highlight and thank its Diamond Sponsors for their immense support:

Day Pitney LLP

Pullman & Comley LLC

Shipman & Goodwin LLP

UnitedHealth Group

University of Connecticut School of Law

Crawford would like to highlight and thank its Platinum Sponsors for their immense support:

McCarter & English, LLP

 

Robinson + Cole

Travelers

 

Wiggin and Dana LLP

Crawford would like to highlight and thank its Gold Sponsors for their immense support:

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

The Hartford 

Jackson Lewis P.C. 

Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC

Murtha Cullina LLP 

Raytheon Technologies

Crawford would like to highlight and thank its Silver Sponsors for their immense support:

Barclay Damon LLP

Carlton Fields, P.A.

Connecticut Bar Association

Halloran Sage

Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP

MassMutual

Silver Golub & Teitell LLP