The news came out late at night in
March. Desperate for money and looking
for anything to bridge historic budget
defi cits, the state needed funds and needed
What they found was a $2 million surplus
in the Client Security Fund, a creation
of the bar with the purpose of recompensing
clients wronged by their attorneys. Gov.
M. Jodi Rell made a move to sweep it into
the general fund.
Meanwhile, Stamford-based personal
injury attorney Ernest Teitell’s spring was
going along in typical fashion. And then he