Raising the Bar: A Bench-Bar Symposium on Professionalism CLE (EPC181102)

Friday, November 2, 2018

8:30 AM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Middlesex Superior Court

1 Court St, Middletown, Connecticut, United States

Presented by the Connecticut Bar Association in collaboration with the Middlesex County Bar Association, New London County Bar Association, and the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

About the Program

A symposium developed by the CBA Standing Committee on Professionalism to bring together members of the bench and bar in a collaborative effort to identify and discuss how to maintain and elevate the level of professionalism in the practice of law.

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You Will Learn

  • How to represent clients effectively and zealously while still satisfying ethical obligations as officers of the court
  • About the perspectives of the bench on professionalism

Who Should Attend

Every lawyer -- new or experienced, in the public or private sector, in-house counsel, or outside lawyer -- who seeks to practice with civility, maintain their advocacy skills, and honor their ethical obligations.


(Includes a light breakfast, lunch, and electronic materials*)
Law Students $15
Young Lawyers (Attorneys licensed to practice 1 - 5 years) $30
Attorneys licensed to practice 6 or more years $45


Hon. Richard A. Robinson, Chief Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court, Hartford
Hon. Susan B. Handy
, Connecticut Superior Court, New London
Hon. Jose A. Suarez
, Connecticut Superior Court, Hartford
Hon. Jennifer L. Berkenstock
, Reg. 14 Probate Court, Marlborough
Hon. Matthew E. Frechette, Connecticut Superior Court, Middletown
Hon. Kimberly A. Knox, Connecticut Superior Court, Hartford
Hon. Jeffrey McNamara, Reg. 32 Probate Court, New London Regional Children's Court, Niantic
Hon. Elaine Gordon (Ret.), Gordon ADR, Westbrook
Hon. Robert L. Holzberg (Ret.), Pullman & Comley LLC, Hartford
Hon. Lynda Munro, Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport
Hon. Antonio C. Robaina (Ret.), McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP, Hartford
Christa L. Baker, Assistant State's Attorney, Norwich
Michael A. Blanchard, Suisman Shapiro, New London
Michael P. Bowler, Connecticut Judicial Branch, East Hartford
Karen DeMeola, University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford
Timothy A. Diemand, Wiggin and Dana LLP, Hartford
Jeremiah F. Donovan, Law Offices of Terry and Jeremiah Donovan, Old Saybrook
Mark A. Dubois, Geraghty & Bonnano LLC, New London
Michael A. Gailor, State's Attorney, Middlesex
Shelley L. Graves, Faulkner & Graves PC, New London
Kristi A. Hanney, Law Office of Kristi A. Hanney, Niantic
George Jepsen, Connecticut Attorney General, Hartford
Kirk W. Lowry, Connecticut Legal Rights Project, Middletown
Ralph J. Monaco, Conway Londregan Sheehan & Monaco PC, New London
Louis R. Pepe, McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP, Hartford
Susan B. Pochal, Pochal & Pochal LLC, Mystic
Paige S. Quilliam, Gould Larson Bennet McDonnell Quilliam & McGlinchey PC, Essex
Jonathan M. Shapiro, Shapiro Law Offices LLC, Middletown
Robert G. Tukey, Suisman Shapiro, New London
David J. Tycz, Howard McMillan & Tycz LLC, Middletown

CLE Credit

CT: 3.0 CLE Credits (Ethics)

*Electronic materials are included in the price of the seminar. Any materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. No paper copies will be provided. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Cancellations made less than 2 business days prior to event are non-refundable.


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