All programs are being considered for CLE credit. 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.
Note: Seminar A1 is repeated in sessions B and D (B1 and D1), Seminar A7 is repeated in session D (D6), and Seminar B9 is repeated in session C (C10.)
Breakfast until 10:00 a.m.
Sponsored by Fastcase
Harvard Law School Association of Connecticut Organizational Meeting
UConn School of Law Alumni Association Breakfast Reception
Insurance/Pension Presentation for young lawyers
Young Lawyer Section / Insurance Programs for the Bar Committee
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
A1 Unleashing the Power of Casemaker
This informative program will instruct you on how to effectively use the new version of Casemaker, the Connecticut Bar Association’s comprehensive, online legal research tool available exclusively to members. A step-by-step demonstration will reveal the wealth of information available to you and will demonstrate key features. Representatives from Casemaker will also be on hand throughout the day to answer any questions you may have.
(Seminar repeated in Session B1, D1)
Norman K. Janes, Attorney at Law, South Windham
Speaker: Jim Corbett, Director of Business Development, Casemaker, Lynnwood, WA
A2 Be Ready for the New Probate Court Procedures
This program will review recent developments in real property law, covering legislation enacted by the Connecticut General Assembly and recent cases decided by the Connecticut courts.
Mitchell S. Jaffe, Real Property Section Chair, Brenner Saltzman & Wallman LLP, New Haven
Elton B. Harvey III, Baillie & Hershman PC, West Hartford
Mimi M. Lines, Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford
Eugene A. Marconi, Connecticut Association of Realtors Inc., East Hartford
Jo-Ann R. Sensale, Bendett & McHugh PC, Farmington
A3 Current Issues of Interest in the Workers’ Compensation System Workers’ Compensation Section
A4 Annual Review of Legal Developments in Labor and Employment Law and Practice Labor and Employment Law Section
A5 Managing Cyber Risk Paralegal Section
A6 Cutting Edge Issues Under CUTPA and the Connecticut Antitrust Act: What Every Litigator Needs to Know Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section/Consumer Law Section
A7 The Adaptable Lawyer: Staying Practical in Today’s Complex Legal Environment Insurance Programs for the Bar Committee
A8 Conservatorships in the Wake of Gross v. Rell Estates and Probate Section
Sponsored by Kronholm Insurance Services
Keynote Speech by Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers
Presidential Ceremony and Reception
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
C1 Passion and Profits: Your Work and Your Life the Way You Want It Women in the Law Committee/Small Firm Practice Management Section/Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers LLC
C2 First Amendment Issues in Land Use Planning & Zoning Section
C3 Annual Review of New Developments in Family Law Family Law Section
C4 Administrative Practice: From the Basics to the Advanced Labor and Employment Section
C5 Personal Goodwill in Asset Transactions and Estate Planning Business Law Section
C6 Ethics: Past, Present, and Future Committee on Professional Ethics
C7 Annual Update of Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
C8 Getting Your Federal Case to Trial: A Roundtable Discussion of Tips and Pitfalls Encountered on the Way to Trial Federal Practice Section From filing to discovery to pre-trial preparation, this distinguished panel discusses tips to follow and common pitfalls to avoid as you move your case to trial in federal district court
Anne Louise Blanchard, Federal Practice Section Co-chair, Connecticut Legal Services Inc., Willimantic
The Honorable Warren W. Eginton, Senior U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court, Bridgeport
Jane Bauer, Operations Manager, U.S. District Court, New Haven
David N. Rosen, David Rosen & Associates PC, New Haven
Melissa Ruosso, Hartford Division Manager, U.S. District Court, Hartford
C9 Connecticut, Say Hello to E-Discovery Litigation Section/Young Lawyers Section
C10 Annual Review of Appellate Cases with Kenneth Bartschi and Karen Dowd
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
D1 Unleashing the Power of Casemaker®
D2 Insuring Construction Risks – Hot Topics Related to Construction Defect Claims Insurance Law Section/Construction Law Section
D3 Alimony Reform in Connecticut–Has the Time Come? Family Law Section
D4 How to Get More A-Level Clients: The Nine Things You Must Do To Steadily Generate High-quality Work
D5 Unraveling the Mysteries of Tax Allocation Provisions Business Law Section/Tax Section
D6 The Adaptable Lawyer: Staying Practical in Today’s Complex Legal Environment Insurance Programs for the Bar Committee
D7 Spousal Protections and the Treatment of Annuities Elder Law Section
Section Reception immediately follows seminar at 5:15 p.m.
D8 Recent Trends in Consumer Law, Connecticut and Nationwide Consumer Law Section This seminar will review recent trends in Connecticut case law related to the Connecticut Creditor Collection Practices Act, and recent developments in case law nationally on a variety of Consumer Law issues and their potential effect in our region.
Robert B. Clark, Consumer Law Section Chair, Clark Law Offices, Trumbull
Daniel S. Blinn, Consumer Law Group LLC, Rocky Hill
Jennifer R. Rossi, Law Office of Jennifer Rossi LLC, West Hartford
Labor and Employment Law Section Reception 5:00 p.m.
House of Delegates Meeting
Mingle at one of the many receptions being held before the Annual Dinner.
2013 Annual Dinner
Sponsored by Horton Shields and Knox
*Seminar topics and times are subject to change.