LT01

21st Century Litigator: How to Take Depositions, Use Them at Trial, & Get Evidence Admitted in the Age of Remote Depositions & Trials

June 15, 2021

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

The Legal Technology Track 

Presented by the Litigation Section 

About the Program

The proliferation of remote depositions has created a host of new issues for even the most seasoned litigator. This session is designed to bring practitioners up to speed on these issues, and provide them with practical tips for how to deal with the “new normal” that we will all have to navigate in the years to come. 

You Will Learn

  • About new issues raised by the proliferation of remote depositions, such as how to cross examine and judge the credibility of remote or masked witnesses 
  • How to remotely impeach witnesses, refresh witness recollection, and admit exhibits  

Who Should Attend

Any litigator, whether fresh out of law school or seasoned, will benefit from this session, which will include new issues that have arisen in this era of remote witness examination. 

CLE Credit

2.0 CT (General); 2.0 NY (Skills)

Speakers

John Brandon John Brandon
Brandon Legal Tech LLC, Hartford

jonathan kaplan Jonathan A. Kaplan
Pullman & Comley LLC, Hartford

Julia Simon Kerr Julia Simon-Kerr
UConn School of Law, Hartford

!No-Headshot Aaron Wyzik
Brandon Legal Tech LLC, Hartford

Moderator

James Sullivan 2021 James F. Sullivan
Logan Vance Sullivan & Kores, Torrington




LT02

Connect with Casemaker—Free Legal Research for Connecticut Bar Association Members

June 17, 2021

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

The Legal Technology Track

About the Program

Make the most of your legal research member benefit with an introduction to basic legal research. The session will include how to run a search; how to download, print, and share resources, tips, and tricks for conducting efficient legal research; and general research skills. 

You Will Learn

  • How to login to Casemaker
  • Available Casemaker content
  • Tools and tricks for legal research
  • CaseCheck+ and CiteCheck features
  • How to utilize Casemaker Digest 

Who Should Attend

Attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries, and law students. Anyone who does legal research or who wants recent cases sent directly to them. 

CLE Credit

1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (Skills) 

Speaker

Rebecca_Skeeles Rebecca Skeeles
Casemaker, Columbus, OH




LT03

Data Privacy Laws and How They Impact Your Clients 

June 17, 2021

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

The Legal Technology Track

Presented by the Young Lawyers Section and Cyber Security and Technology Committee 

About the Program

This session will explore data privacy laws not just in Connecticut, but across the globe and touch on how the changing landscape impacts not just your business but also your clients. You’ll hear from experienced professionals on existing and pending legislation across 31 other states as well as recent enforcement actions both domestically and internationally. 

You Will Learn

  • About existing Connecticut laws on proactive data protection measures and data breach response and notification obligations
  • The possibility and extent of a Connecticut Consumer Privacy Act and a law that provides liability protections for businesses that adopt cybersecurity standards
  • The varying pending and recently signed legislation across the nation at a high level
  • About recent rulings and enforcement actions
  • How to spot issues for clients and ensure compliance 

Who Should Attend

Attorneys interested in learning about data privacy laws. 

CLE Credit

1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (AOP)

Speakers

Dena Castricone Dena M. Castricone
DMC Law LLC, North Haven

Alex Cox Alexander R. Cox
Locke Lord LLP, Hartford

Josh Devine Joshua J. Devine
UnitedHealthcare, Hartford

Moderator

Ronald_Houde Ronald Houde
Ouellette Deganis Gallagher & Grippe LLC, Cheshire




Other Legal Technology Sessions at the CLC

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




PE02 The Ethical Duty of Technology Competence: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know

June 16, 2021

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

The Ethics Track

Presented by the Standing Committee on Professional Ethics 

About the Program

The Rules of Professional Conduct include specific obligations regarding technology. What does this mean for lawyers and what obligations to clients does it create? In this session, we will review the requirements of the Rules of Professional Conduct and the many reasons to be technologically competent. 

You Will Learn

  • About current trends in technology
  • How to maintain an appropriate level of technological expertise
  • Tips to avoid technological incompetence 

Who Should Attend

Attorneys who are confronted with any issues pertaining to these rules in their practice. 

CLE Credit

2.0 CT (Ethics); 2.0 NY (Ethics)

Speakers

brendon levesque Brendon P. Levesque
Horton Dowd Bartschi & Levesque PC, Hartford

mike taylor Michael S. Taylor
Horton Dowd Bartschi & Levesque PC, Hartford