Presented by the Criminal Law Section
Seminar Code: ECR160923
CLE Credit: 4.0 Hours
About the Program:
This program is for lawyers new to the practice of criminal or juvenile law in Connecticut, for those seeking a refresher, and for anyone interested in Assigned Counsel opportunities.
You Will Learn:
- About counseling a client, including collateral consequences of conviction
- Strategies and techniques for handling a criminal file
- About alternative disposition
- The business of criminal law
- Juvenile delinquency and criminal protection
- About the Assigned Counsel program and how to become an Assigned Counsel for the Public Defender
Who Should Attend:
Attorneys who want to be able to handle criminal matters for their clients, or who wish to refresh their skills in this area of the law. Attorneys seeking opportunities to serve as Assigned Counsel.
Alison Bloomquist, Training Director, Office of Chief Public Defender, Hartford
Cody Guarnieri, Brown Paindiris & Scott LLP, Hartford
Christine Perra Rapillo, Director of Delinquency Defense and Child Protection, Office of Chief Public Defender, Hartford
James O. Ruane, Ruane Attorneys, Shelton
Megan Weiss, Assistant Public Defender, Office of Chief Public Defender, Hartford
9:00 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. Introductions - Alison Bloomquist
9:05 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Representation in Criminal Court: client counseling, disposition, and collateral consequences - Megan Weiss
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Alternative dispositions - Cody Guarnieri
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Juvenile delinquency and criminal protection - Christine Rapillo
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PANEL: The practice and business of criminal law: including information on the Assigned counsel program - James O. Ruane, Cody Guarnieri and Megan Weiss
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Q & A on the panel
Cost: (Includes a light breakfast and parking in the public garage at 35 Bank Street).
Law/Paralegal Student $75
Materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. No paper copies will be prepared. 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. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional credits. Financial hardship information available upon request.