2019 Appellate Advocacy Institute CLE (AAI190509)

Thursday, May 9 to Friday, May 10, 2019

9:00 AM to 2:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

CBA Law Center

30 Bank Street, New Britain, Connecticut, United States

Presented by the Appellate Advocacy Section

About the Program

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. You will be asked to perform as appellate counsel, in a mooting session, and in an oral argument to the Supreme Court. Each time you present, members of the faculty will provide guidance, instruction, and tips on how you can be more effective.
Note: Attendees should expect to spend at least 10-20 hours preparing an oral argument based on briefs and records that will be sent prior to the event.

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This Hands-On Workshop Will Provide

  • Assignments and course materials in advance
  • Learning in a participatory small group setting
  • One-on-one sessions with experienced appellate attorneys and judges
  • Follow-up videotaped sessions with critiques by your colleagues, appellate attorneys, and judges

Who Should Attend

Any attorney who wishes to develop or hone their appellate advocacy skills, and learn from experienced attorneys from the bench and bar.

Program Chairs

Kenneth J. Bartschi, Horton Dowd Bartschi & Levesque PC, Hartford
Brendon P. Levesque, Horton Dowd Bartschi & Levesque PC, Hartford

Featured Speaker

Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton, United States Court of Appeals for Sixth Circuit


(Includes breakfast, lunch, breaks, electronic materials*, and parking in the public garage at 35 Bank St)
Member $379
Non-member $579


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Connecticut Supreme Court Justices

Hon. Richard A. Robinson
Hon. Gregory T. D'Auria
Hon. Steven D. Ecker
Hon. Maria Araujo Kahn
Hon. Andrew J. McDonald
Hon. Raheem L. Mullins
Hon. Richard N. Palmer

Connecticut Appellate Court Judges

Hon. Alexandra Davis DiPentima
Hon. Thomas A. Bishop
Hon. William H. Bright, Jr.

Hon. Anne C. Dranginis (Ret.)
Hon. Christine E. Keller
Hon. Douglas S. Lavine
Hon. Ingrid L. Moll
Hon. Eliot D. Prescott

Connecticut Superior Court Judges

Hon. Tejas Bhatt
Hon. Jon C. Blue
Hon. Dennis G. Eveleigh
Hon. John B. Farley
Hon. Daniel J. Klau
Hon. Hope C. Seeley


Jeffrey R. Babbin, Wiggin and Dana LLP, New Haven
Kenneth J. Bartschi
, Horton Dowd Bartschi & Levesque PC, Hartford
Kathryn A. Calibey
, RisCassi & Davis PC, Hartford
Thomas J. Donlon
, Robinson+Cole, Stamford
Tadhg Dooley
, Wiggin and Dana LLP, New Haven
Karen L. Dowd
, Horton Dowd Bartschi & Levesque PC, Hartford
Bruce L. Elstein
, Goldman Gurder & Woods LLC, Trumbull
Wesley W. Horton
, Horton Dowd Bartschi & Levesque PC, Hartford
Dana M. Hrelic, Horton Dowd Bartschi & Levesque PC, Hartford
Hugh D. Hughes, Saxe Doernberger & Vita PC, Trumbull
Daniel J. Krisch, Halloran Sage, Hartford
Brendon P. Levesque, Horton Dowd Bartschi & Levesque PC, Hartford
Susan C. Marks, Office of the Chief State's Attorney, Glastonbury
Linda L. Morkan
, Robinson+Cole, Hartford
Denis J. O'Malley
, Robinson+Cole, Hartford
James Ralls
, Chief State's Attorney, Appellate Bureau, Rocky Hill
Charles D. Ray
, McCarter & English LLP, Hartford
Norman A. Roberts II
, GraberRoberts LLC, Stamford
Ann H. Rubin
, Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP, Waterbury
Barbara M. Schellenberg
, Cohen and Wolf PC, Orange
Samuel V. Schoonmaker, IV
, Schoonmaker Legal Group LLC, Stamford
James P. Sexton
, Sexton & Company, Hartford
Jonathan M. Shapiro
, Shapiro Law Offices LLC, Middletown
Jack G. Steigelfest
, Howard Kohn Sprague & Fitzgerald LLP, Hartford
Michael S. Taylor
, Horton Dowd Bartschi & Levesque PC, Hartford
Matthew Weiner
, Office of the Chief State's Attorney, Rocky Hill
Harry D. Weller, West Hartford
Jeffrey J. White, Robinson+Cole, Hartford
Laura Zaino
, Halloran Sage, Hartford
Carolyn Ziogas
, Chief Clerk, Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts, Hartford

CLE Credit

CT: 12.25 Credits (General)
NY: 11.0 Credits (6.0 Skills; 5.0 AOP)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional credits. Financial hardship information available upon request.

*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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Phone: (844)469-2221