• Mar 22
    Legal Entrepreneur Series (EYL210322S)
    Webinar
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    A three-part series hosted by the Young Lawyers Section offering practical advice to those who have recently started or are considering starting a solo or small firm law practice. Panelists and presenters will share valuable insight on opening their own firms, building revenue for a solo or small firm based on their own personal experiences, marketing, and ethical considerations for solo and small firm owners. Thinking of going out on your own but don’t know the best way to do so? Learn from solo practitioners who will share the lessons they have learned in setting up their own offices.

  • Apr 16
    Motley Speaker Series: The Fair Housing Act and Insurance (EMS210416)
    Webinar
    1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    The test for determining discriminatory effect, so as to establish actionable discrimination under the FHA, has been considered extensively in the courts. Rulemaking during the Obama administration attempted to codify this. Most recently the Department of Housing and Urban Development sought to restate this rule, ostensibly to reflect a Supreme Court decision (Inclusive Communities). With the rule being challenged in the courts and a new administration, how this will impact homeowners insurers hangs in the balance.

  • Apr 19
    Negotiation for Young Lawyers (EYL210419)
    Webinar
    12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Every lawyer needs to know how to negotiate. Learn the fundamentals before you deal with someone who knows them.

  • Apr 21
    Motley Speaker Series: Eradicating Racial Bias in Jury Selection & Jury Deliberation in CT EMS210421
    Webinar
    12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    In a tumultuous year that has brought long-avoided issues of racial injustice to the fore, Connecticut is considering certain proactive steps to try to eradicate racial bias in jury selection and deliberation in both civil and criminal cases. Following the release of specific recommendations by the Jury Selection Task Force appointed by Chief Justice Robinson, this event will explore the proposals aimed at identifying and eliminating various forms of conscious and unconscious bias from jury selection and deliberation. Attendees are encouraged to review the Task Force Report and pose questions for the panelists both before and during the event.

  • Apr 21
    The Importance of Networking and Building Connections (EPL210421)
    Webinar
    6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    It is an attorney's duty to their client to provide the best advice and representation possible. While attorneys bring their expertise in the law to the attorney-client relationship, they may also be supporting clients in various aspects of their business and life. A strong network allows attorneys to offer service beyond their experience, giving them a strong back bench of knowledge to call upon for advice or for appropriate referrals. Networking is also the best way to acquire clients who will trust and rely upon your legal advice.

  • Apr 22
    Employment-Based Immigration Law: Practice in the Evolving Landscape (EIC210422)
    Webinar
    12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    This webinar will cover the latest developments in employment-based immigration law. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Department of State (DOS) and U.S. Department of Labor (U.S. DOL) all issued new policies and proposed regulations during the past four years which the new administration has substantially modified, paused, or canceled. You will find out about the most significant changes regarding the various employment-based nonimmigrant classifications, including the H-1B and L-1 programs as well as the latest adjudication trends in immigration. You will receive strategies, tips, and practice pointers for successfully overcoming government challenges to petitions and applications, which have proliferated during the past four years. The panel will also provide a look ahead to the current administration’s employment-based immigration statutory, regulatory and policy revisions. The DOL’s proposed prevailing wage rule will receive particular focus.

  • Apr 26
    Life Cycle of the Emerging Growth Company: Formation to Liquidity (EYL210426)
    Webinar
    5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    There are many components to address in order to get your startup or emerging growth company client’s ideas into a viable entity that could grow towards a successful liquidity event. This presentation will provide attendees who are either new to the practice of corporate law or are looking for a thorough refresher of the lay of the land with a comprehensive overview on what to expect in order to guide their clients from formation to and through the development of a rewarding exit strategy.

  • Apr 27
    Media Training for Lawyers (EML210427)
    Webinar
    12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    The pace of modern media presents new challenges for attorneys when their work and/or their clients land in the public eye. Using insights from the media and practicing attorneys, this presentation will provide participants with guidance on the practical and ethical considerations they must undertake when they find themselves interfacing with journalists.

  • Apr 28
    Creating a Safe and Welcoming Environment for Transgender Clients and Colleagues (EDI210428)
    Webinar
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Issues affecting transgender and non-binary individuals have appeared in the media with increasing frequency, but the concept of what it means to be transgender or non-binary is still new to many people. As lawyers meet more openly transgender or non-binary clients and colleagues, they need to know how to be respectful and understanding, starting with issues they may be facing. Please join us as we discuss gender identity, terminology and misconceptions, experiences of being a transgender practitioner, and the legal framework that protects gender identity and gender expression in Connecticut. Panelists will present topics of interest followed by a fireside chat with questions to follow.

  • Apr 29
    Risk Management in the Time of the Remote Workplace (EYL210429)
    Webinar
    12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    The program will explore ethics topics and risk management tips for various issues that arise in the remote work environment.

  • May 03
    Are Our Schools Desegregated Yet? A Review of Sheff v. O’Neill: 25th Anniversary (EYL210503)
    Webinar
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    In a landmark decision, the Connecticut Supreme Court found that Hartford schools were racially and ethnically isolated in violation of Connecticut’s affirmative constitutional obligation to provide all children with racially integrated and substantially equal educational opportunities. Now almost 25 years later, please join the Young Lawyers Section, along with legal experts and members of the Sheff legal team, in a discussion about the underutilization of constitutional law in our legal community, the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in education, and the ongoing impact this case has on Connecticut’s educational system.

  • May 05
    Stay Connected: Return to the Office, Not to Old Tech (EYL210505)
    Webinar
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Law firms adopted new technology to stay connected during stay-home orders, quarantines, and state capacity restrictions. Law firms continue to benefit from newly implemented tools even after returning to the office.

  • May 05
    Planning for Cryptocurrency and Real Estate Investors (EYL210505B)
    Webinar
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    This program will explore the various considerations involved with cryptocurrency and real property in the context of estate planning. The presentation will focus on identifying the unique features and the specific challenges presented when designing estate plans and administering estates for individuals or couples who hold digital assets and/or multiple investment properties.

  • May 10
    Legal Entrepreneur Series: Marketing Your Solo or Small Firm (EYL210510)
    Webinar
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Part of the Legal Entrepreneur Series hosted by the Young Lawyers Section, this session will offer valuable tips and insight on how to market your solo or small firm.

  • Jun 15
    2021 Connecticut Legal Conference
    Virtual Conference
    9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    The 2021 Connecticut Legal Conference will be held virtually on June 15-17, 2021.