• Dec 02
    The Ins and Outs of Short Calendar CLE (EYL191202)
    CBA Law Center
    30 Bank St
    New Britain, Connecticut
    United States

    Short calendar has drastically changed in Connecticut over the years and for newly admitted attorneys, speaking before a judge in a courtroom filled with experienced practitioners can be a daunting task. Attendees will receive an overview of Connecticut’s short calendar system, the logistics of short calendar, and how to prepare for short calendar.

  • Dec 03
    Ethics in Intellectual Property: Key Insights From Application to Jury Verdict CLE (EIP191203)
    Robinson+Cole
    280 Trumbull St
    Hartford, Connecticut
    United States

    The program will examine exemplary ethical issues arising in intellectual property matters in depth, including ethical issues arising during trademark clearance and investigations, appropriate conflict-of-interest screening for in-house and outside counsel during patent prosecution, and ethical jury selection strategies for federal intellectual property litigations.

  • Dec 04
    The Path Out: Succession Planning and Leaving the Practice of Law CLE (EDU191204)
    CBA Law Center
    30 Bank Street
    New Britain, Connecticut
    United States

    What would happen to your practice or firm in the event of your death or incapacitation? Do you have a succession plan in place? Are you prepared? Some lawyers die at their desks, leaving the cleanup to their partners, other lawyers, or family members. Other lawyers wind down their practices and close the doors. But, there is another alternative that may be the best choice—that is to develop a succession plan under which you can retire gracefully on your own terms, while transitioning the law practice to a successor. In this seminar, you will learn about the challenges attorneys face in closing or transitioning their practices, how to properly plan for the inevitable, valuation of your practice, and post practice insurance concerns.

  • Dec 06
    Professionalism Boot Camp CLE (EPC191206)
    CBA Law Center
    30 Bank St
    New Britain, Connecticut
    United States

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

  • Dec 10
    What You Need to Know about IOLTA CLE (EDU191210)
    Bethel Public Library
    189 Greenwood Ave
    Bethel, Connecticut
    United States

    This seminar will provide an overview of what lawyers need to know about IOLTA (Interest on Lawyer’s Trust Account) and handling client funds.

  • Dec 17
    A Review on Golding: Looking Back on 30 Years of Golding Review in the Criminal Context (EYL191217)
    CBA Law Center
    30 Bank St
    New Britain, Connecticut
    United States

    Our panel convenes just prior to the 30th anniversary of the release of arguably one of the most seminal cases in Connecticut appellate jurisprudence, State v. Golding, 213 Conn. 233 (1989). Criminal defendants frequently rely on this method of reviewing previously unpreserved constitutional claims on appeal. Our panelists will discuss the evolution of Golding review over the past 30 years, including the recent modification of the rule in In re Yasiel R. in 2015. We will discuss views of the effectiveness of Golding review in raising unpreserved constitutional challenges in the criminal context as well as its proper use and most effective ways to utilize Golding review.

  • Jan 21
    Legal Storytelling: How to Persuade with Story CLE (EDU200121)
    CBA Law Center
    30 Bank St
    New Britain, Connecticut
    United States

    People are pattern makers - we take a set of facts, find a pattern, create a narrative, and form a story, which creates a meaning for our world and guides us in our decision making. This seminar reveals the psychology behind story forming, teaches the basic storyform and the universal mythic storyform (The Hero’s Journey), and shows advocates how to adapt that storyform to a trial to persuade a jury to decide the case in favor of their clients.

  • Jan 21
    Registering for Success: Strategies for Maximizing the Value of a Business’s IP CLE (EYL200121)
    CBA Law Center
    30 Bank St
    New Britain, Connecticut
    United States

    This program will consider intellectual property from the perspective of business owner representation. There are many legal issues implicated by the starting and running of a business, but it is easy for intellectual property issues to become overlooked amidst issues that may seem more urgent, such as organization formation and employment policies. What should a lawyer make sure a new business owner knows about intellectual property? How can future IP issues be prevented? What mistakes are most likely to occur while a new business is first generating IP? These and other questions will be touched on during this CLE.

  • Jan 23
    Cyber Security: Nuts and Bolts and Ethics of Protecting Information CLE (EDU200123)
    CBA Law Center
    30 Bank St
    New Britain, Connecticut
    United States

    Cyberattacks are a real and present threat to all data systems. Attorneys have an ethical responsibility to protect their clients' information from hackers. Learn practical nuts and bolts applications as well as your ethical obligations to protect your information from external intrusion.

  • Jan 28
    Top 10 Tips and Tools for Every Family Lawyer CLE (EYL200128)
    CBA Law Center
    30 Bank St
    New Britain, Connecticut
    United States

    This program will feature top tools and tips on a variety of subjects that every family law attorney should have ready to use, whether they are representing a client in a contested custody matter, financial matter, or both.

  • Feb 18
    Stealing Youth: Responses to Trafficking in Connecticut CLE (EYL200218)
    CBA Law Center
    30 Bank St
    New Britain, Connecticut
    United States

    Learn about the issue of youth sex trafficking in Connecticut. Panelists will provide an overview of relevant state and federal laws and the adjudication of youth sex trafficking cases, signs of trafficking, and identify local and state resources to practitioners. This program brings together representatives from the public and private sector to provide a legal and social analysis of this epidemic.

  • Feb 21
    Acting and the Litigator CLE (EDU200221)
    CBA Law Center
    30 Bank St
    New Britain, Connecticut
    United States

    In this workshop, the participant will be given a short monologue from a play, literature, or film to perform in the session. Monologues will be picked by the instructors and distributed prior to the workshop and should be committed to memory as much as possible. Individual feedback will be provided on the performance in terms of realism, connection with the audience, movement and body control, vocal techniques, and how those relate to presentation of a case in court. Participants will be able to hold their scripts, but the more that is committed to memory, the more focus and attention can be placed on the acting techniques that are important for lawyers. This exercise should help the lawyer to “get out of their head” and really be able to use the facts of the case to tell a great “story” and connect to the judge or jury.

  • Mar 03
    Appellate Writing — The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly CLE (EYL200303)
    CBA Law Center
    30 Bank St
    New Britain, Connecticut
    United States

    Legal writing is tough and appellate brief writing even tougher. But there are many simple practices an attorney can adopt to improve their writing skills. This program seeks to identify and explain the qualities of great (and not so great) appellate writing. A mix of judges and advocates will provide a diverse perspective on the topic.

  • Mar 09
    Forever Wild: Conservation Easements and Strategies for Land Protection CLE (EYL200309)
    CBA Law Center
    30 Bank St
    New Britain, Connecticut
    United States

    As statutes are revised and courts decide precedent-setting cases, the legal framework for conservation is constantly evolving. Clients rely on attorneys to draft conservation easements that will preserve land indefinitely. The laws that govern land conservation are intricate and during this session we will unpack the complexity of conservation easements and the like. This program seeks to encourage the development of your conservation knowledge and analysis.

  • Mar 17
    Annual Advanced Labor and Employment Law Symposium CLE (ELE200317)
    Grassy Hill Country Club
    441 Clark Ln
    Orange, Connecticut
    United States

    This conference will cover a wide range of topics, including arbitration of employment disputes; managing remote workplaces; managing employee leave and other workplace policies; data privacy in the workplace; immigration concerns for employers; updates on evolving labor laws; ethical challenges in employment law; as well as a plenary session discussing important developments in labor and employment law over the past year.

  • Mar 19
    eDiscovery 101: Collection to Trial Presentation CLE (EDU200319)
    CBA Law Center
    30 Bank St
    New Britain, Connecticut
    United States

    eDiscovery is quickly evolving and sources of electronic data continue to grow. If you had a client contact you today about collecting, managing and presenting their electronic data, would you know what to do or how to advise them? It is no longer acceptable legal practice to claim ignorance to the existence and management of electronic data. Join us for this lunch and CLE to learn how to manage a matter that involves electronic data from collection to trial presentation.