POSTPONED: A Review on Golding: Looking Back on 30 Years of Golding Review (EYL191217)

March 30, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

CBA Law Center

30 Bank St, New Britain, Connecticut, United States

Presented by the Young Lawyers Section

About the Program

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.

You Will Learn

  • About the history/evolution of such a seminal method of appellate review
  • The most effective ways to successfully obtain Golding review (i.e., the first two prongs result in obtaining review and the second two prongs focus on the merits of the constitutional challenge)

Who Should Attend

This seminar will benefit attorneys who practice in criminal, child protection, or appellate law.


(Includes a light dinner, electronic materials*, and parking in the public garage at 35 Bank St)
Member $75
Non-Member $150
Student Member $15


Mullins Hon. Raheem L. Mullins
Connecticut Supreme Court, Hartford

Bruckmann Joseph G. Bruckmann
Public Defender's Office, Bridgeport

Emanuel Richard Emanuel
Law Offices of Richard Emanuel, Guilford


Christopher DeMatteo
DeMatteo Legal Solutions, West Haven

Megan L. Wade
Sexton & Company, LLC, Hartford

CLE Credit

CT: 2.0 CLE Credits (General)
NY: 2.0 CLE Credits (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. Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the page on CLE: Financial hardship information is 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 unless purchased separately. If the seminar is recorded, all member registrants will receive complimentary access to the recording approximately six weeks after the program. 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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