CL01

Commercial Law and Bankruptcy: The Year in Review

June 15, 2021

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

The Updates in Case Law Track 

Presented by the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section

About the Program

Three experienced practitioners will address recent case law in commercial litigation, consumer bankruptcy, and business bankruptcy. 

You Will Learn

  • A primer on case law development in commercial litigation, consumer bankruptcy, and business bankruptcy 

Who Should Attend

Practitioners in commercial law and bankruptcy in all stages of their careers should attend. Recent cases may also touch on issues involving real property, family law, misrepresentation, and fraudulent transfers. 

CLE Credit

2.0 CT (General); 2.0 NY (AOP) 

Speakers

John Cesaroni John L. Cesaroni
Zeisler & Zeisler PC, Bridgeport

Andrew DePeau Andrew A. DePeau
Robinson+Cole, Hartford

Paige_Vaillancourt Paige M. Vaillancourt
Rescia Law PC, Enfield

Moderator

Roberta Napolitano Roberta Napolitano
Chapter 13 Standing Trustee, Hartford




CL02

Annual Review of Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Court Cases

June 16, 2021

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

The Updates in Case Law Track 

Presented by the Appellate Advocacy Section 

About the Program

This session will provide an enlightening and comprehensive review of Connecticut Supreme Court cases from the past year by Kenneth J. Bartschi, followed by an insightful and thought-provoking review of Connecticut Appellate Court cases from the past year by Karen L. Dowd. 

You Will Learn

  • The latest developments in the Connecticut Supreme Court and Appellate Court, including holdings in significant cases in all areas of the law
  • About changes in the personnel on the bench and what effect the newer jurists are having on the courts’ jurisprudence
  • Practical tips, such as the perils of failing to raise or present issues properly, as demonstrated by recent decisions 

Who Should Attend

All attorneys looking for a quick update on significant cases in all areas of the law from the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Court. 

CLE Credit

1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (AOP) 

Speakers

Kenneth Bartschi Kenneth J. Bartschi
Horton Dowd Bartschi & Levesque PC, Hartford

karen dowd Karen L. Dowd
Horton Dowd Bartschi & Levesque PC, Hartford




CL03

Updates in Connecticut Construction Law

June 17, 2021

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

The Updates in Case Law Track 

Presented by the Construction Law Section 

About the Program

Significant new developments are occurring regularly in the dynamic area of construction law. It is essential for those involved in this field in Connecticut—whether as a "veteran" construction lawyer, an occasional practitioner, or as an owner or contractor—to keep abreast of this changing law, legislative initiatives, and recent statutory enactments. This session will provide you with up-to-date information about the current state of construction law. 

You Will Learn

  • About changing laws, legislative initiatives, and recent statutory enactments 

Who Should Attend

Construction law practitioners, contractors and subcontractors, design professionals, and project owners. 

CLE Credit

2.0 CT (General); 2.0 NY (AOP) 

Speakers

Gideon Asemnor Gideon Asemnor
Updike Kelly & Spellacy PC, Hartford

Ben Berger Benjamin J. Berger
Di Gioia Berger LLC, Simsbury

Raymond A Garcia Raymond A. Garcia
Garcia & Milas PC, New Haven

Moderator

Donald Doeg Donald W. Doeg
Updike Kelly & Spellacy PC, Hartford




Other Case Law Sessions at the CLC

BL03 Connecticut Tax Update

June 17, 2021

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

The Business Law Track

Presented by the Tax Section 

About the Program

Robert Day and Louis Schatz will provide an update on the recent Connecticut tax law changes, including the proposed employer payroll tax, changes to the pass-through entity tax, and the 2020 special rule impacting Connecticut residents that normally work outside of the state. 

You Will Learn

  • How to spot issues related to recent Connecticut tax law changes
  • How to assist clients in complying with law changes as well as with tax planning concerning those law changes 

Who Should Attend

Any Connecticut attorneys practicing tax law. 

CLE Credit

1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (AOP)

Speakers

Day Robert Robert L. Day III
Law by Day PLLC, Hartford

louis schatz Louis B. Schatz
Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Hartford




FL01 Family Law Year in Review (2021CLC)

June 15, 2021

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

The Family Law Track

Presented by the Family Law Section

About the Program

Join us for the annual review of cases pertaining to the field of family law. Participants will be provided with richly detailed materials summarizing all relevant and current family law cases. 

You Will Learn

  • About the seminal family law cases from 2020 and 2021 in a candid and lively environment
  • About the new family court procedures 

Who Should Attend

Family law practitioners.

CLE Credit

2.0 CT (General); 2.0 NY (AOP) 

Speakers

Alexander J Cuda Alexander J. Cuda
Needle | Cuda, Westport

Steven R Dembo Steven R. Dembo
Berman Mickelson Dembo & Jacobs LLC, Hartford

Amy C MacNamara Amy Calvo MacNamara
The Law Offices of Amy Calvo MacNamara, Greenwich

David_McGrath David A. McGrath
Louden Katz & McGrath LLC, Hartford

Louise Truax Louise T. Truax
Reich & Truax PLLC, Southport




Sponsor

PE01 Ethics – The Year in Review 2020

June 15, 2021

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

The Ethics Track

Presented by the Standing Committee on Professional Ethics 

About the Program

The session will provide a review of the most recent ethics opinions from the CBA Standing Committee on Professional Ethics and American Bar Association; the status of hearings before the Statewide Grievance Committee; and a review of changes to the Connecticut Rules of Professional Conduct.  

You Will Learn

  • Ethical considerations under the Connecticut Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Changes to the Connecticut Rules of Professional Conduct
  • About recent CBA and ABA ethics opinions
  • About the status of hearings before the Statewide Grievance Committee
  • About recent court decisions that interpret attorney ethical rules 

Who Should Attend

Attorneys, paralegals, and other non-lawyer assistants, regardless of the area of practice. 

CLE Credit

1.0 CT (Ethics); 1.0 NY (Ethics)

Speakers

Stephen Conover Stephen J. Conover
Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP, Stamford

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

rinehart_kim Kim E. Rinehart
Wiggin and Dana LLP, New Haven

Deborah Sullivan Deborah Del Prete Sullivan
Office of Chief Public Defender, Hartford




RP04 Real Property Case Law Year in Review

June 16, 2021

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

The Real Property/Environmental Law Track 

Presented by the Real Property Section 

About the Program

Review of cases and legislation of interest to real property lawyers. 

You Will Learn

  • About recent cases and legislation of interest 

Who Should Attend

Judges, lawyers, and paralegals. 

CLE Credit

2.0 CT (General); 2.0 NY (AOP) 

Speakers

Elton Harvey Elton B. Harvey III
Isaac Law Offices LLC, Farmington

Eugene Marconi Eugene A. Marconi
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties, Wallingford

Gregory P. Muccilli Gregory P. Muccilli
Shipman & Goodwin LLP, New Haven

Valerie Votto Valerie A. Votto
Valerie Ann Votto LLC, Old Lyme




Sponsor

WP02 Current Issues in the Workers' Compensation System

June 15, 2021

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

The Workplace Track

Presented by the Workers’ Compensation Section

About the Program

The session will provide an annual review of workers' compensation caselaw, a legislative update, and address by the agency chairman. 

You Will Learn

  • The latest in workers' compensation law rendered by the Compensation Review Board (CRB), Connecticut Appellate, and Supreme Courts
  • About recent legislative developments and issues 

Who Should Attend

New and experienced attorneys.

CLE Credit

2.0 CT (General); 2.0 NY (AOP) 

Speakers

!No-Headshot Chairman Stephen M. Morelli
State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission, Hartford

David Banach David B. Banach, MD, MPH
UConn School of Medicine, Farmington

Jason Dodge Jason M. Dodge
Strunk Dodge Aiken Zovas LLC, Rocky Hill

Luke Strunk_2020 Lucas D. Strunk
Strunk Dodge Aiken Zovas LLC, Rocky Hill

Moderator

Colette Griffin Colette S. Griffin
Howd & Ludorf LLC, Hartford




Sponsors

WP04 Annual Employment Law Update

June 17, 2021

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

The Workplace Track 

Presented by the Labor and Employment Law Section 

About the Program

Review of recent significant Federal and Connecticut decisions impacting employment law.  

You Will Learn

  • About recent significant Connecticut and federal decisions impacting employment law 

Who Should Attend

Labor and employment practitioners and anyone who advises businesses. 

CLE Credit

2.0 CT (General); 2.0 NY (AOP) 

Speakers

Joshua Goodbaum Joshua R. Goodbaum
Garrison Levin-Epstein Fitzgerald & Pirrotti PC, New Haven

Mary Kelly Mary E. Kelly
Livingston Adler Pulda Meiklejohn & Kelly PC, West Hartford

John_Stretton John G. Stretton
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC, Stamford