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   In the Shadow of Newtown: the Crossroads of Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Gun Ownership

Presented by: Young Lawyers Section

Description: After the recent tragedy in Newtown, the CBA Young Lawyers Section invites all interested attorneys to direct their sympathy and grief into a positive direction, by joining a panel discussion on the current crossroads of State and Federal mental health and firearms law. The discussion will cover topics such as the recent revision of the State firearms regulations, thought to be the strictest in the country, the recording and reporting of mental illness history to firearms safety agencies, and the identification by criminal defense attorneys of clients who may need mental health assistance.

Seminar Code: CR050713

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
(Registration at 5:30 p.m.; light supper included)

Location: CBA Law Center, New Britain

Event Cost: Member $75.00
  Non-member $75.00
  Law Student $25.00 (on a space-available basis)
Credit Hours: CLE Credit 2.0 Hours

Program Faculty
Austin Berescik-Johns, Attorney at Law, Simsbury
Rebecca L. Paolino, Gerace & Associates, Hartford

Mike Lawlor, Under Secretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning
Tyler Booth, COO, InterCommunity Inc., East  Hartford
Lisa Steele, Steele & Associates, Bolton, MA

Program Schedule
6:00 Introduction of Panelists
6:10 Synopsis of Connecticut and Federal Firearm Regulations re Purchase and Possession
6:30 General Explanation of Connecticut Mental Health Treatment and Recording; Suggested and Mandatory Practices
7:00 Firearm Accessibility for Those with a History of Mental Health Issues
7:20 Statutory and Regulatory Reform
7:50 Questions and Answers

Who Should Attend
This program is appropriate for new and experienced attorneys who practice in the areas of criminal law and/or mental health, or who are interested in the legal state of firearm and mental health issues.

This seminar is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

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

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