A01 - Handling Hate Crimes in Connecticut (2023CLC-A01) (In-person and virtual)

Monday, June 5, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

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The President's Track

Presented by the CBA Executive Committee

About the Program

Presenters will define hate crimes and how they are handled in Connecticut. They will briefly summarize the Connecticut Hate Crimes Advisory Council’s (HCAC) recommendations to prevent and combat hate crimes and how these recommendations are being implemented, including the Council’s community awareness efforts, legislative priorities, and restorative justice.

You Will Learn

How hate crimes are defined and handled in Connecticut
What the HCAC and other state entities and community organizations are doing to enhance the investigation and prosecution of hate crimes
How HCAC’s recommendations are being implemented, including advocacy for HCAC legislative priorities and exploration of restorative justice pathways

Who Should Attend

Attorneys interested in preventing and combating hate crimes and the protection of civil and human rights; law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, and other attorneys interested in improving the investigations and prosecutions of hate crimes; and individuals who would like to provide input and feedback to the HCAC.

CLE Credit

CT: 1.0 CLE Credit (Ethics)
NY: 1.0 CLE Credit (D&I)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for experienced attorneys CLE credits. 

Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, a fully interactive videoconference, or simultaneous transmission with synchronous interactivity. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information please see the NYCourts.gov page on CLE: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/index.shtml. 


Douglas_Lavine_sm Hon. Douglas S. Lavine (Ret.)
Connecticut Appellate Court, Hartford

TaShunBowdenLewis1 TaShun Bowden-Lewis
CT Division of Public Defender Services, Hartford

District-of-CT-EPS-rgb1 Harold Chen
Office of the US Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Bridgeport

R Wilson1 Richard A. Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford


MEYERSON_AMY LIN2 Amy Lin Meyerson
Law Office of Amy Lin Meyerson, Weston