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   CHRO 101: From Complaint to Public Hearing

Presented by:
Young Lawyers Section
Labor and Employment Law Section

Description: Whether representing the employee or the employer, this seminar will provide an overview of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) administrative process and the tools to successfully represent clients. The seminar will include a discussion on presenting strategic evidence and on drafting position statements given the referee’s expectations when rendering a decision.

Seminar Code: AD120913

Date: Monday, December 9, 2013

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
(Registration at 5:30 p.m.)

Location: CBA Law Center, New Britain, CT
(Free Parking in garage across from CBA after 5:00 p.m.)

Event Cost: Member $75.00
  Non-member $125.00
  Law/Paralegal Students $25.00 (on a space-available basis)
Credit Hours: 2.0 Hours

Program Faculty
Ben Abrams
, Connecticut Judicial Branch, Legal Research, New Britain
Joseph J. Blyskal, David G. Hill & Associates, LLC, Glastonbury
Nicole Bernabo, Robinson and Cole LLP, Hartford
Anna Keegan, City of Norwalk
Jonathon Lewin, Stamford State’s Attorney Office, Stamford
Elizabeth Mithani, Attorney at Law, Hamden

The Honorable Henry S. Cohn
, Connecticut Superior Court, Judicial District of New Britain, New Britain
Mary Kelly, Livingston Adler Pulda Meiklejohn & Kelly PC, Hartford
Peter J. Murphy, Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Hartford
Michele C. Mount, Referee, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, Hartford

Program Agenda
6:00  Introductions and Brief Overview
6:10  The Complaint Process, MAR, and Mandatory Mediation
6:30  Responding to the Complaint and Fact-finding
6:50  Reasonable Cause and Public Hearings
7:10  Considerations for Appeal to the Superior Court
7:30  Questions and Answers

Who Should Attend
New and experienced practitioners interested in handling claims before the CHRO.

CLE materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download.

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE.

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