PT01

State of the Legal Profession and Design Thinking

 

June 15, 2021

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

The President’s Track

Presented by the State of the Legal Profession Task Force 

About the Program

In 2020, the crisis caused by COVID-19, social injustice, and access to justice challenges forced the bar and bench to develop new creative legal solutions and innovations. Many of these advances occurring across the state and country were ushered in by a process known as legal design thinking. Come learn about what this process is and how it is helping the legal community serve the public. 

You Will Learn

  • What legal design thinking is and how it is being used across the country
  • About legal innovations and technological developments being developed by bar associations and judicial systems across the country to improve the legal profession
  • About innovations being proposed and implemented across the country to innovate the way law schools educate, prepare, and evaluate future lawyers 

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in innovating and improving the practice of law to ensure access to justice and the sustainability of the profession. 

CLE Credit

1.0 CT (0.5 General; 0.5 Ethics); 1.0 NY (0.5 AOP; 0.5 Ethics) 

Speakers

judge-elizabeth-bozzuto Hon. Elizabeth A. Bozzuto
Connecticut Superior Court, Hartford

Logan Cornett Logan Cornett
IAALS, University of Denver, Denver, CO

Patrick-Palace Patrick A. Palace
Palace Law LLP, University Place, WA

Andrew Perlman Andrew M. Perlman
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA

Zach Zarnow Zachary Zarnow
National Center for State Courts, Middletown

Moderator

ndidi-n-moses-2019 Hon. Ndidi N. Moses
Connecticut Superior Court, Hartford




Sponsors

PT02

What General Counsel and In-House Counsel Are Doing to Drive Change and Achieve Results

June 15, 2021

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

The President’s Track 

Presented by the CBA Executive and In-House Counsel Committees

About the Program

This session will discuss the work of the CBA’s In-House Counsel Committee, timely issues of interest to corporate counsel, and what in-house counsel want and need from their outside counsel and law firms. 

You Will Learn

  • About the work of the CBA’s In-House Counsel Committee
  • About issues of interest to corporate counsel
  • What in-house counsel want and need from their outside counsel and law firms 

Who Should Attend

Any attorney interested in learning about the work of the CBA’s In-House Counsel Committee. 

CLE Credit

2.0 CT (General)

Speakers

Jung Choi Jung Choi
Stanley Black & Decker Inc., New Britain

Joe Khanna Joe Khanna
Mastercard, Purchase, New York

Ginny Kim Ginny Kim
Raytheon Technologies, Hartford

Amy Lin Meyerson crop Amy Lin Meyerson
CBA President, Law Office of Amy Lin Meyerson, Weston, CT

Amanda Schreiber-web Amanda G. Schreiber
CBA Assistant Secretary-Treasurer; Cigna, Avon

Hoyt Webb Hoyt K. Webb
Legrand North America LLC, West Hartford




PT03

Effective Opening and Closing Arguments in Civil Jury Trials

June 16, 2021

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

The President’s Track

Presented by the CBA Executive Committee 

About the Program

Experienced trial lawyers share their winning techniques and strategies on opening and closing statements in civil jury trials focusing on personal injury cases. 

You Will Learn

  • How to prepare a winning opening and closing argument
  • The three keys to success: 1. Know your case inside and out, 2. Have a winning theme and stick to it, 3. Educate the jury to reach the verdict you desire
  • How to tie in the evidence with your theme during closing arguments 

Who Should Attend

Beginner trial lawyers, lawyers who would like to try a personal injury case, and experienced lawyers who may wish to sharpen their skills. 

CLE Credit

1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (AOP)

Speakers

John J. Nazzaro Hon. John J. Nazzaro (Ret.)
The Reardon Law Firm PC, New London

Jay Huntington Jay F. Huntington
Conway Stoughton LLC, Hartford

humbert-polito Humbert J. Polito, Jr.
Polito and Harrington LLC, Waterford

Moderator

Daniel J. Horgan - web square150 Daniel J. Horgan
CBA Vice President; Horgan Law Offices, New London




PT04

Assessing and Addressing Connecticut’s Access to Justice Gap in the “New Normal”

June 16, 2021

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

The President's Track

Presented by the CBA Executive Committee

About the Program

What is the State of Connecticut’s access to justice gap in 2021, as we confront the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic? How has COVID-19 amplified existing civil legal needs crises, such as evictions and addressing domestic violence? What effects will short- and long-term interventions, such as stimulus measures and the developing right to counsel movement, have on these issues? How has the pandemic affected the civil legal needs of racially diverse individuals, households with children, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable populations? How are our civil legal aid programs funded, and what impact has the pandemic had on those funding streams? What challenges and opportunities are presented by the “new normal” in addressing Connecticut’s access to justice gap?   

Join us as a panel of Connecticut attorneys, policy experts, and leaders engage in a comprehensive assessment of Connecticut’s access to justice gap, and address how we may best advance the promise of equal justice for all. 

You Will Learn

  • The State of Connecticut's access to justice gap in 2021
  • How the pandemic amplified existing civil legal needs crises
  • The impact of short- and long-term measures on the developing right to counsel movement
  • How the pandemic has affected the civil legal needs of our communities
  • How civil legal aid programs are funded and how the pandemic has affected those funding streams
  • About challenges and opportunities in addressing Connecticut’s access to justice gap 

Who Should Attend

Any attorney interested in supporting access to justice.  

CLE Credit

2.0 CT (Ethics); 2.0 NY (Ethics)

Speakers

!No-Headshot Lorraine Carcova
Connecticut Legal Services Inc., Bridgeport

Jennifer Quaye-Hudson Jennifer Quaye-Hudson
Connecticut Voices for Children, New Haven

Alexis Smith Alexis H. Smith
New Haven Legal Assistance Association Inc., New Haven

Cecil J. Thomas Cecil J. Thomas
CBA President, Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Hartford

Natalie Wagner Natalie S. Wagner
Connecticut Bar Foundation, Hartford

Ryan Wilson Ryan Wilson
Connecticut Voices for Children, New Haven