HT01

Advocating for Residents in Nursing Homes and Other Facilities

June 17, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

The Hot Topics Track

Presented by the Elder Law Section

About the Program

Over the course of the past year, COVID-19 has cast nursing homes and other living facilities into the spotlight. State of Connecticut’s Long Term Care Ombudsman Mairead Painter and Attorney Julia M. Brown will discuss the rights of residents and effective methods of advocating for residents from nursing home admission through to discharge. 

You Will Learn

  • The nursing home admission process—tips and traps for the unwary
  • About bed holds and readmissions—why protecting that nursing home bed is critical
  • The importance of care plan meetings—the key to getting good care
  • About discharges—wrongful discharge, advocacy steps to delay discharge, and ensuring safe discharge
  • About advocacy in assisted living facilities and nursing homes and how they differ
  • About COVID-19 related guidance and any current state executive orders 

Who Should Attend

Elder law attorneys, estate planning attorneys, general practitioners, or anyone who may have aging family who is or will be entering skilled nursing facilities or assisted living facilities. 

CLE Credit

2.0 CT (General); 2.0 NY (AOP) 

Speakers

Julia Brown Julia M. Brown
Law Office of Julia M. Brown LLC, Waterbury

Mairead Painter Mairead Painter
Connecticut Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, Hartford

Moderator

Laura Stauning Lara Stauning
Connecticut Department of Aging and Disability Services, Hartford




HT02

Immigration Law and Reform: Priorities and Impact of the New Administration

 

June 17, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

The Hot Topics Track

Presented by the Immigration Law Committee 

About the Program

Discussion of the changes in the current administration's approach to immigration law as compared to the prior administration. 

You Will Learn

  • About changes in policy for immigration law and immigrants in the US

Who Should Attend

Immigration practitioners. 

CLE Credit

2.0 CT (General); 2.0 NY (AOP)

Speakers

Valeria Gomez Valeria E. Gomez
UConn School of Law, Hartford

Andrew Wizner Andrew L. Wizner
Leete Kosto & Wizner LLP, Hartford

Moderator

erin oneil baker Erin O’Neil-Baker
CBA Secretary; O’Neil Baker Law LLC, Hartford




Other Hot Topic Sessions at the CLC

MP03 Well-Being is Here to Stay: Large and Small Firm Models for Changing Culture to Promote Mental and Physical Health and Productivity

June 17, 2021

9:00 AM to 9:45 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

The Hot Topics Track

Presented by the Lawyer Well-Being Committee

About the Program

This program is designed to help law firms shift toward a culture of well-being. Panelists will describe the issues that led the participating firms to prioritize well-being, any roadblocks and barriers that needed to be addressed, how those challenges were addressed, subsequent positive impacts of well-being prioritization, and future goals for continued improvement.

You Will Learn

  • The three distinct models for promoting a firm-wide well-being culture
  • How to address challenges, such as resistance to change

Who Should Attend

Attorneys and staff from law firms, law schools, or legal departments.

CLE Credit

0.75 CT (Ethics)

Speakers

Tanyee Cheung Tanyee Cheung
Finn Dixon & Herling LLP, Stamford

Robin Belleau Robin Belleau
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL

Krista Larson Krista Larson
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Boston, MA

Moderator

Traci Cipriano Traci Cipriano
Traci Cipriano JD, PhD LLC, Woodbridge




Sponsors

FL02 So You Want to Be a (Microsoft) Team Player? - Best Practices for Conducting Virtual Trials and Hearings

June 16, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

The Family Law Track

Presented by the Family Law Section

About the Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the way practitioners conduct court proceedings in a virtual setting, specifically via Microsoft Teams. Preparing for your case with live witnesses and exhibits can be stressful enough but having to conduct a proceeding in a virtual setting presents additional challenges and situations that you may not have encountered in a courtroom. This session will discuss the preparation and handling of virtual hearings and trials and the use of exhibits. The presenters will conduct a mock virtual examination with the use of exhibits. The presenters will also discuss insights obtained and lessons learned during a six-week virtual matrimonial trial, which consisted of multiple live witnesses sitting in different states and numerous exhibits, both documentary and video. 

You Will Learn

  • About the venue, technology, and programs needed for virtual trials
  • Best practices and how to avoid distractions that would not typically occur in a live courtroom 

Who Should Attend

Family law practitioners. 

CLE Credit

1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (AOP) 

Speakers

Christine Chu Christine Chu
Siegel & Kaufman PC, Stamford

Ross Siegel Ross M. Kaufman
Siegel & Kaufman PC, Stamford




WP03 COVID-19 and The Workplace: How Far We Have Come, Where We Are, and Where We Are Heading

June 16, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

The Workplace Track 

Presented by the Young Lawyers Section 

About the Program

This session will focus on changes to employment laws and best practices in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

You Will Learn

  • Best practices for employers as they continue to navigate a safe reopening of workplaces and remote workers return to the workplace
  • About the current status of employment laws, regulations, and various guidances issued by state and federal agencies as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • How the pandemic might impact workplace laws, policies, and complaints in the coming years
  • Considerations for post-pandemic workplace policies relating to health, hygiene, remote work, and preparation for future emergencies 

Who Should Attend

All attorneys, especially employment lawyers or firm owners/managers. 

CLE Credit

1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (AOP) 

Speakers

Alan H Bowie Alan H. Bowie, Jr.
BIC Corporation, Shelton

Cindy_Cieslak Cindy M. Cieslak
Rose Kallor LLP, Hartford

Moderator

Amanda-DeMatteis Amanda M. DeMatteis
Garrison Levin-Epstein Fitzgerald & Pirrotti PC, New Haven