Presented by the Young Lawyers Section
Seminar Code: EYL141208
CLE Credit: 2.0 Hours
About the Program: This program is an introduction to Connecticut's Anti-bullying law. The seminar will consider current interpretations of Connecticut’s Anti-Bullying Statute. Topics covered include how electronic and cyber bullying are treated under the statute; how provisions pertaining to hostile environments, inside and outside of the school setting, are interpreted and enforced; how the statute’s definition of discrimination applies to transgender and gender non-conforming student; and compliance with Title IX.
You Will Learn:
- The history of Connecticut's anti-bullying law and how the statute was designed to curtail incidents of bullying in Connecticut schools.
- About school and administrator roles, and the steps required in the investigatory process when an allegation of bullying is made.
- About student rights pertaining to free speech.
Who Should Attend:
Attorneys, child advocates, and school professionals who would like an introduction to Connecticut's bullying laws.
Program Chair and Moderator:
Christopher J. Sugar, Berchem Moses & Devlin PC, Milford
Susan L. Scott, Pullman & Comley LLC, Hartford
Sandra Staub, Legal Director of the Connecticut ACLU, Hartford
|5:30 p.m. || Registration (light supper provided)|
|6:00 p.m.|| Introduction|
|6:05 p.m.|| Discussion of Conn. Gen. Stat. 10-222d |
| || History of the Statute |
| || Opposition to the Statute |
| || What is a Hostile Environment? |
|6:45 p.m.|| Reporting and Investigating the Bully Process: a Primer|
| || School and Administrator's responsibilities |
| || Student Free Speech Rights |
|7:30 p.m.|| Q&A|
Event Cost: Member $75
Law/Paralegal Student $25 (as space is available)
** CLE materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been received.
The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. Financial hardship information available upon request.