This popular one-and-a-half day legal analysis and oral argument program
is designed to develop and sharpen your appellate advocacy skills in a
supportive learning environment.
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Unfortunately, sometimes clients going through a divorce or other family law crises wind up with a concurrent criminal case. A divorce attorney needs to understand the ramifications of criminal court orders and consequences to effectively give advice in cases where there may be competing and divergent interests at play.
Law practice in the 21st century is subject to a growing number of ethical and regulatory requirements. This program will offer guidance to the busy practitioner on meeting professional obligations to clients and the public, and on minimizing the risks of malpractice and disciplinary complaints.
Please join us as we dive into the Connecticut Practice Book! This program will provide an overview of the practice book in civil, family, and criminal law. Attendees will also learn helpful tips to use the Practice Book to their advantage.
To be a good lawyer, one has to be a healthy lawyer. Recent research has disclosed that too many lawyers and law students experience chronic stress and high rates of depression and substance use. Our profession is at a crossroads. To maintain public confidence in the profession, to meet the need for innovation in how we deliver legal services, to increase access to justice, we have to act now. Change will require a wide-eyed and candid assessment by attorneys of their state of being, accompanied by courageous commitment to re-envisioning what it means to live a healthy life as a lawyer.
Join us for a screening of the film, Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope, a one-hour documentary about the science of childhood trauma and the movement to treat and prevent toxic stress. Following the film, learn about the long term impact of traumatic events on children, discuss ways the medical community, legal community, and judicial system can assist victims of trauma, and create a framework for understanding how attorneys and health care providers can represent clients who have experienced traumatic events in a way that prevents continued trauma.