2022 Litigation Retreat CLE (SLS220511)

Wednesday, May 11 to Friday, May 13, 2022

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Chatham Bars Inn

297 Shore Road, Chatham, Massachusetts, United States

Presented by the Litigation Section

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About the Program

This retreat will provide attendees with practical updates and skills training, networking, and opportunities to get to know other practitioners in a congenial and relaxing setting in a spectacularly beautiful environment at New England's premier five-star resort. Invest in your litigation practice and your professional development.

You Will Learn

  • Arbitration is Not Litigation Sitting Down!
  • Facilitating Agreements in Mediation
  • Recent Developments in Business Litigation
  • Appellate Preservation for the Busy Litigator
  • U.S. Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth (1796 to 1800)
  • Latest Ethics Pitfalls in Litigation
  • Preserving the Civil Jury Trial through Agreement and Innovation

Who Should Attend

Any attorney who wishes to develop or hone their litigation skills, and connect with like-minded colleagues.

COVID Safety

We require that all in-person visitors to the building or off-site CBA-hosted events review our In-person Visitor and Event Attendance Policy. If you register to attend this event in-person, you must attest that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in accordance with CDC recommendations, or will obtain a viral COVID test administered by a healthcare professional within the 72 hours preceding the event, and only attend the in-person event if the test is negative.


(Includes sunset reception on May 11; continental breakfast and lunch on May 12 and May 13; and electronic materials. Dinners and hotel are not included.)

   YLS Section Member $99
   Member $199
   Non-Member $399
   Guest for Wednesday evening reception $25

Except in compelling circumstances, refunds of seminar payments will not be granted for cancellations received after 5:00 p.m. on May 4, 2022.

Hotel Reservation Information

(This must be done by you separately from the CBA registration process)

Stay at the Chatham Bars Inn on May 11 or 12 for $289 per night. State your accommodation needs at the time of reservation. A limited block of rooms has been reserved and are being held on a “first come, first served” basis. All reservations must be received by Friday, March 11, 2022 to receive the group rate. Please contact Chatham Bars Inn at 1-800-527-4884 and reference the Connecticut Bar Association Litigation group to receive the above rates. One night’s deposit is required at the time of booking. Seven (7) days prior to arrival, the remaining room balance is charged. Reservations may be cancelled up to thirty (30) days prior to arrival less a $25 cancellation fee. For cancellations received within twenty-nine (29) days of arrival, deposit is not refundable.


Mark Drummond Hon. Mark A. Drummond (Ret.)
Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law, New York, NY

Lynda Munro Hon. Lynda B. Munro (Ret.)
Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport

Dowd_Karen1 Karen L. Dowd
McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP, Hartford

Scott Garosshen Scott T. Garosshen
Robinson + Cole LLP, Hartford

chris kriesen Christopher P. Kriesen
Kalon Law Firm LLC, Hartford

Brian O'Donnell
Reid and Reige PC, Hartford

William J OSullivan William J. O'Sullivan
O'Sullivan McCormack Jensen and Bliss PC, Glastonbury

David Reif David A. Reif
Reif ADR, Branford

Jamie Sullivan1 James F. Sullivan
Logan Vance Sullivan & Kores LLP, Torrington

Suzanne Sutton Suzanne B. Sutton
Cohen & Wolf PC, Bridgeport


John L. Bonee John L. Bonee III
Bonee Weintraub LLC, West Hartford

McCreery, Edward Edward P. McCreery III
Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport

CLE Credit

CT: 8.0 CLE Credits (7.0 General; 1.0 Ethics)
NY: 8.0 CLE Credits (7.0 AOP; 1.0 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.


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