• Sep 21
    The Trials of Constance Baker Motley: A Centennial Retrospective (EMS210921)
    Webinar
    Tuesday, Sep 21 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    September 14, 2021 marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Judge Constance Baker Motley. In this inaugural series event for the 2021-2022 bar year, we are celebrating the life and legacy of Judge Motley. We will start with a screening of The Trials of Constance Baker Motley, a 2015 documentary produced by her son, Joel Motley. The documentary spans her remarkable legal career, including, but not limited to, her work with Justice Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP and her landmark civil rights cases before the US Supreme Court, as well as her accomplishments as the first African-American woman elected to the New York State Senate, the first woman elected as Manhattan Borough president, and the first African-American woman appointed to the federal bench. The documentary will be followed by a discussion and reflection on Judge Motley moderated by law professor Kate Stith, featuring Judge Motley's son Joel W. Motley, niece Constance L. Royster, former law clerk Daniel J. Steinbock, and law professor Marilyn J. Ford.

  • Sep 22
    CBA Legislative Workshop (CLT210922)
    Webinar
    Wednesday, Sep 22 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    This workshop is geared to understanding the CBA’s legislative policies and procedures and how to be involved in the legislative process.

  • Sep 23
    Civil Jury Innovations: Oh, the Possibilities (EDU210923)
    Webinar
    Thursday, Sep 23 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Judge Mark Drummond (ret.) executive/judicial director of the Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law, will present on certain courtroom innovations that judges can implement to rejuvenate civil jury trials. Outlined below are eight such innovations. These practices have been proposed by academics and practitioners, implemented by state and federal judges, and are not prohibited by most jurisdictions.

  • Sep 25
    Lawyers in the Classroom Volunteer Training (EYL210925)
    Webinar and Pre-Recorded Video
    Saturday, Sep 25 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Interested in volunteering for the Lawyers in the Classroom program? Register for this training session to sign up and receive the training needed to get started. The training walks volunteers through the program, provides information on how to bring antiracism into the classroom, and provides volunteers with the skills needed to teach elementary students in grades 4-6 for a one virtual hour session.

  • Sep 29
    Legal Ethics: Law Office/IOLTA Management (EDU210929)
    CBA Law Center and Virtual
    30 Bank St
    New Britain

    Wednesday, Sep 29 1:00 PM to 4:15 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Members of the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel and Statewide Bar Counsel along with former members of these offices and current practitioners will provide a comprehensive review of law office management and IOLTA best practices, including: an overview of the Rules of Professional Conduct and changes, major challenges, audits, what disciplinary counsel do, and how to protect/defend against disciplinary action.

  • Oct 05
    Lawyers in the Classroom Volunteer Training (EYL211005)
    Webinar and Pre-Recorded Video
    Tuesday, Oct 5 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Interested in volunteering for the Lawyers in the Classroom program? Register for this training session to sign up and receive the training needed to get started. The training walks volunteers through the program, provides information on how to bring antiracism into the classroom, and provides volunteers with the skills needed to teach elementary students in grades 4-6 for a one virtual hour session.

  • Oct 14
    2021 Connecticut Bankruptcy Conference (ECB211014)
    Virtual Conference
    Thursday, Oct 14 8:45 AM to 5:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Join us for the fourth annual Connecticut Bankruptcy Conference. Learn about best practices and ethical considerations in both commercial and consumer bankruptcy from top practitioners.

  • Oct 15
    The Profitable Firm (EDU211015)
    Webinar
    Friday, Oct 15 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Founder of Cathedral Capital, entrepreneur, CFO, and profitability specialist Brooke Lively has compiled and condensed her MBA and everything she has learned helping lawyers grow and scale their firms. By learning how to control the aspects of your cash cycle, how to make money, collect money, and appropriately spend that money, increased profit is a natural result.

  • Oct 20
    Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Summit: The Collaborative Blueprint (CDC211020)
    Virtual Conference
    Wednesday, Oct 20 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit: The Collaborative Blueprint is an innovative and collaborative professional development experience designed to empower leaders in the legal profession to take action toward making Connecticut a more diverse and inclusive bench and bar. Through interactive workshops and discussions, you will gain knowledge and learn strategies to help create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment in your organization and in the State of Connecticut.

  • Oct 21
    Appellate Procedure 101 (EDU211021)
    CBA Law Center and Virtual
    30 Bank St
    New Britain

    Thursday, Oct 21 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Appellate Procedure is its own world. Whether you find yourself the begrudging appellee after a clear-cut victory for your client or the intrepid appellant seeking to right wrongs and make new law, it helps to have a firm grasp of the tools and traps you will encounter along the way. This seminar walks you through that journey—from pre-appeal motions, to appellate tactics, all the way to remand after the appeal’s end. You will leave with an overview of how to excel in the Appellate and Supreme Court.

  • Oct 28
    POSTPONED | 2021 Federal Tax Institute of New England (FTINE2021)
    Saint Clements Castle
    1931 Portland-Cobalt Rd
    Portland

    Thursday, Oct 28 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    This event has been postponed to a date to be determined.

  • Nov 05
    More Effective Writing Makes More Effective Lawyers (EDU211105)
    CBA Law Center and Virtual
    30 Bank St
    New Britain

    Friday, Nov 5 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Knowing the law is essential—but so is being able to communicate about it. Join writing coach and former attorney Rick Horowitz for this lively and practical seminar that will reintroduce you to your legal-writing toolbox, including a few tools you didn't know were in there. This class explores the fundamentals (and the critical details) of creating clear, well-organized, persuasive legal documents. Briefs, memos, client letters, and even daily correspondence benefit from your deeper understanding of what goes into successful writing, so we’ll examine good and not-so-good writing to see what worked, what didn't, and why. We’ll also take a fresh look at some of the assumptions and habits that often lead lawyers down less-than-productive writing paths.

  • Nov 18
    Commercial Real Estate Transactions—From Acquisition to Closing (ERP211118)
    CBA Law Center and Virtual
    30 Bank St
    New Britain

    Thursday, Nov 18 9:00 AM to 1:45 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    This program will examine commercial real estate transactions from the letter of intent and contract, through the closing.

  • Nov 19
    Practice, Procedure, and Protocol in the Connecticut Courts (EDU211119)
    CBA Law Center and Virtual
    30 Bank St
    New Britain

    Friday, Nov 19 9:00 AM to 1:45 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    This seminar covers the major portions of the Connecticut Practice Book, many of the unwritten rules of civil procedure, how to navigate the courts, and the various local rules of courts. We will also cover examples of forms along with sections of the Practice Book.

  • Nov 30
    Common Ethics Issues and Addressing IOLTA Audits and Grievances (EYL211130)
    CBA Law Center and Virtual
    30 Bank St
    New Britain, Connecticut
    United States
    Tuesday, Nov 30 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    This program will cover the rules of professional conduct as they relate to record keeping and IOLTA management, and offer best practices on how to address audits by the Statewide Grievance Committee. The presenters will also discuss conflicts, common ethical pitfalls, and how to navigate the grievance process.

  • Dec 09
    Say What Now? When & How to Ask Trial Courts to Clarify/Change Their Decision Pre-Appeal (EDU211209)
    CBA Law Center and Virtual
    30 Bank St
    New Britain, Connecticut
    United States
    Thursday, Dec 9 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    A judge just rendered judgment against your client. Do you move for them to change or explain their decision? Or do you just appeal? What appellate rights are at stake? How you approach this fundamental question can make or break the appeal. And the correct answer isn’t always obvious. Appellate litigators Dana Hrelic and Scott Garosshen walk through their tips of the trade for navigating the murky waters between verdict and appeal. As a bonus, they are in the midst of interviewing a bevy of trial and appellate judges about how they perceive such motion practice and will present the top 10 takeaways from those conversations.

  • Dec 10
    Professionalism Boot Camp (EPC211210)
    CBA Law Center and Virtual
    30 Bank St
    New Britain, Connecticut
    United States
    Friday, Dec 10 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Learn the skills needed to practice effectively and ethically. Attending this seminar will help you to launch and navigate a successful career in law.