Raising the Bar: A Bench-Bar Symposium on Professionalism CLE (EPC191108)

Friday, November 8, 2019

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

Bridgeport Superior Court

1061 Main St, Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

ethic-logo-square_webPresented by the Connecticut Bar Association in collaboration with the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association and the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

About the Program

This symposium was 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.

You Will Learn

  • How to represent clients effectively and zealously while still satisfying ethical obligation 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)
Attorneys 1-5 years of practice $40
Attorneys 6+ years of practice $60
Law Students $15

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Hon. Joette Katz (Ret.), Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Hartford
Hon. Patrick L. Carroll, Chief Court Administrator's Office, Hartford
Hon. Joan Alexander, Connecticut Superior Court, Bridgeport
Hon. Jane Grossman, Connecticut Superior Court, Bridgeport
Hon. Walter Spader, Jr., Connecticut Superior Court, Bridgeport
Hon. Barry K. Stevens, Connecticut Superior Court, Bridgeport
Hon. T. R. Rowe, Probate Court, Trumbull
Frank Bailey, Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney PC, Bridgeport
Joseph G. Bruckmann, Chief Public Defender, Bridgeport
David B. Bussolotta, Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport
John C. Drapp III, Drapp & Jaumann LLC, Bridgeport
Mark A. Dubois, Geraghty & Bonnano LLC, New London
Venoal M. Fountain, Jr., Hirsch Levy & Fountain LLC, Fairfield
John R. Gulash, Gulash & Associates, Bridgeport
Joanna Ramirez Haddad, Law Office of Joanna Ramirez Haddad LLC, Bridgeport
Etan Hirsch, Adelman Hirsch & Connors LLP, Bridgeport
Carmina K. Hirsch, Hirsch Legal LLC, Shelton
Patricia King, Geraghty & Bonnano LLC, New London
Anthony E. Monelli, Cretella Fappiano & Monelli PC, Trumbull
Ndidi N. Moses, US Attorney's Office, New Haven
Tyler Raymond, Raymond Family Law LLC, Bridgeport
Matthew C. Reale, Anthony & Reale, Shelton
Michael S. Rosten, Cohen and Wolf PC, Bridgeport
Sheryl A. Shaughnessey, Law Office of Sheryl A. Shaughnessey, Fairfield
John C. Smriga, State's Attorney for the Fairfield Judicial District, Bridgeport

CLE Credit

CT: 3.0 CLE Credits (Ethics)
NY: 1.5 CLE Credits (Ethics)

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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