Barry Hawkins has been officially installed as President of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) for 2012-2013. (CBA is the preeminent organization for lawyers and the legal profession in Connecticut, and is dedicated to promoting public service and advancing the principles of law and justice.)
Hawkins, a partner in the firm’s Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use practice, has served the CBA in a variety of leadership roles, including as President Elect and Vice-President; Chair of the Real Estate section; and Chair of the Legislation & Policy and Oversight Committees. In addition, by appointment of the Governor, he has served since 1998 as a national Uniform Law Commissioner and presently serves as a Division Chair and as Chair of the National Enactment Committee of the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA). Hawkins lectures and writes nationally on UPMIFA and other endowment spending issues, and is an adjunct professor of real estate law at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford.
A longtime advocate of pro bono work and community involvement, Hawkins’ commitment to both is demonstrated by his service to various organizations, including as Chair of CBA’s Pro Bono Committee, member of the Connecticut Supreme Court’s Pro Bono Institute Committee and eight years on the Board of Directors of the Fairfield County Community Foundation (most recently as Chair); he also was recently honored as Board Member Emeritus of the Land Trust of West Haven, where he has served on the Board of Directors since 1994.