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Bench-Bar Symposium on Professionalism CLE (EPF161103)
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Bench-Bar Symposium on Professionalism at the Stamford Superior Court.

When: Thursday, November 3, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Stamford Superior Court
123 Hoyt St
Stamford, Connecticut 
United States
Contact: Member Service Center
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About the Program:
Join us as we hear from a very distinguished gr
oup of speakers including a keynote by Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers, Connecticut Supreme Court, Hartford.  

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District of Connecticut Bench-Bar Conference

Presented by the Connecticut Bar Association, Fairfield County Bar Association, and the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

CLE Credit: 3.0 Hours Ethics

November 3, 2016, Stamford Superior Court, Stamford 


The CT Bar Institute, Inc./Connecticut Bar Association is an accredited provider for New York State CLE. Information regarding assistance for individuals who have a financial hardship is available upon request. This seminar is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys. Links to all program content will be e-mailed to pre-registrantsto download in advance.


Bench-Bar Symposium on Professionalism                       

Program Agenda

November 3, 2016


8:30 a.m.         Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.         Welcoming Remarks

Wendy E. Prince, Chair, Professionalism Symposium, Fairfield County Bar Association, Stamford
Gerard N. Saggese III, President, Fairfield County Bar Association, Greenwich
Monte E. Frank, President, Connecticut Bar Association, New Britain
Hon. Robert L. Genuario, A.J., Superior Court Judge, Stamford

Breakout Sessions: Civil, Criminal, Family, Mediation/ADR, Probate & Estates and Real Estate Law

Discussion will focus on how the bench and the bar can work together to elevate the level of professionalism in our practice, including:

·         How to maintain professionalism and civility when dealing with inexperienced practitioners and self-represented parties both in and out of court

·         How to professionally deal with unreasonable clients, especially when they are demanding unprofessional behavior

·         How modern technology is affecting our ability to practice in a professional manner

·         How to make all lawyers aware of their professional obligation to provide pro bono services

9:15 a.m.         Breakout Session A

A1. Civil

James A. Mahar, Ryan Ryan Deluca LLP, Stamford

Hon. Irene P. Jacobs,
Superior Court Judge, Stamford
Hon. Charles T. Lee, Superior Court Judge, Stamford
Hon. Kenneth B. Povodator, Superior Court Judge, Stamford

A2. Criminal

Mark Sherman
,The Law Offices of Mark Sherman LLC, Stamford

Hon. Richard F. Comerford, Jr., Judge Trial Referee, Stamford
Hon. Gary J. White, Superior Court Judge, Stamford
Robert S. Bello, Meister Seelig & Fein LLP, Stamford
Richard J. Colangelo Jr., Judicial District of Stamford / Norwalk

A3. Family

Carole T. Orland
, Broder & Orland LLC, Westport

Hon. Erika M. Tindill, Superior Court Judge, Stamford
Hon. Thomas D. Colin, Superior Court Judge, Stamford
Hon. Donna N. Heller, Superior Court Judge, Stamford
Hon. Stanley Novack, Judge Trial Referee, Stamford
Hon. Michael E. Shay, Judge Trial Referee, Stamford

A4. Real Estate

William J.  Hennessey, Jr.
, Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP, Stamford

Hon. Douglas C. Mintz
, Superior Court Judge, Stamford
Jeremy E. Kaye, Kaye and Hennessey LLC, Greenwich
Joel M. Kaye, Law Office of Joel M. Kaye, Greenwich

A5. Probate & Estates

Mark P. Chioffi, Chioffi Law LLC, Stamford

Hon. David W. Hopper
, Probate Court Judge, Greenwich
Michael T. Clear, Wiggin and Dana LLP, Stamford
Jeffrey A. Cooper, Professor of Law, Quinnipiac School of Law, North Haven
Susan L. Stratton, Curtis Brinckerhoff & Barrett PC, Stamford

10:15 a.m.       Break

10:30 a.m.       Breakout Session B

B1. Mediation ADR

Jay H. Sandak
, Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP, Stamford

Hon. Lynda B. Munro (Ret.), Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport
Hon. Terence A. Zemetis, Superior Court Judge, Waterbury

B2. The Future of the Legal Profession

Frederick S. Ury, Ury & Moskow LLC, Fairfield

B3. Professionalism for New Attorneys

Basam E. Nabulsi
, McCarter & English LLP, Stamford

David Z. Yassky
, Dean, Pace Law School, White Plains, NY
Timothy Fisher, Dean and Professor of Law, University of Connecticut Law School, Hartford
Hon. Douglas C. Mintz, Superior Court Judge, Stamford

B4. Ethically Managing Your Online Reputation


Stephen J. Conover, Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP, Stamford
Karyl L. Carrasquilla, Chief Disciplinary Counsel, State of Connecticut, Hartford

11:30 a.m.       Break

11:45 a.m.       Plenary Sessions

Pro Bono Services/Access to Justice
Hon. William H. Bright, Jr., Superior Court Judge, Tolland

Diversity and Professionalism

Hon. Erika M. Tindill, Superior Court Judge, Stamford

Judiciary Committee

Rep. William M. Tong, State Representative, 147th District, Stamford & Darien

12:45 p.m.       Luncheon Presentation

Wendy E. Prince
, Chair, Professionalism Symposium, Fairfield County Bar Association, Stamford


Keynote Speaker: 
Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers
, Connecticut Supreme Court, Hartford


2:00 p.m.         Adjourn



Professionalism Symposium Committee

Joseph J. Cherico, McCarter & English LLP, Stamford

Mark P. Chioffi, Chioffi Law LLC, Stamford

Alexander J. Cuda, Conlon & McGlynn, LLC, Westport

Lauren M. Healy, Broder & Orland LLC, Westport

Jonathan T. Hoffman, Hoffman & Hoffman LLC, Stamford

James A. Mahar, Ryan Ryan Deluca LLP, Stamford

Peter M. Nolin, Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP, Stamford

Wendy E. Prince, Prince Law Group, LLC, Stamford

Michael P. Sweeney, Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP, Stamford