A06

Mindset Matters

June 13, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Current Topics Track

Presented by the Lawyer Well-Being Committee

About The Program 

This seminar will cover how to reduce stress and improve mental health by shifting mindset.

You Will Learn

An overview of cognitive distortions and how they can negatively affect our mindset, our productivity, and our well-being
Techniques and tools to improve mindset and overcome thinking traps

CLE Credit

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (Ethics)

Speakers

S Bonaiuto2 Sara Bonaiuto
Shipman & Goodwin LLP, New Haven

Tanyee Cheung Tanyee Cheung
Finn Dixon & Herling LLP, Stamford




A07

So Long and Thanks For All the Fish: Fisheries Regulation in the Age of Climate Change

June 13, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Current Topics Track

Presented by the Animal Law Section

About the Program

Climate change is a global problem with various impacts on the environment for both humans and animals. But it is also a local problem, particularly when it comes to loss of commercial and recreational fisheries due to the changing climate. Rising ocean temperatures, acidification, among other impacts, are rapidly altering marine ecosystems and fish habitats both in the ocean and on the rivers and streams where fish are spawn, live, are caught, and are relied upon for food and the livelihoods of many New Englanders. Along with the impact of global climate change, fish stocks in Long Island Sound and elsewhere in New England are rapidly dwindling as species are overfished; their habitat grows increasingly unstable, if not already destroyed, by climate change and other man-made factors; and as a result, livelihoods of commercial fishers are increasingly threatened. This program will discuss the impact of global climate change on fisheries and oceanic and wetland wildlife in Connecticut and in New England, taking both a local and global perspective on what is both a global and local issue. The program will discuss state, federal, and international law provisions—to the extent they exist or are effective—aimed at mitigating climate change as it relates to fisheries and oceanic wildlife. The program will discuss how fisheries issues are dealt with in Connecticut and will discuss regional cooperation to fight destruction of fisheries. Finally, the program will discuss how attorneys can be a part of the solution to the destruction of fisheries and to global climate change in general.  

You will Learn

About state, federal, and local climate policy
About fisheries management in Connecticut and in the Northeast, and how that management has been affected by a changing climate

CLE Credit

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (AOP)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional CLE credits. 

Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, or a fully interactive videoconference. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the NYCourts.gov page on CLE: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/index.shtml.

Financial hardship information is available upon request.

 

Speaker

Daniel Cooper
Cooper & Kurz, Stamford

Moderator

Jamie M. Woodside
University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford




A08

Seeking Post-Judgement Awards of Attorney Fees and Interest

June 13, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Current Topics Track

Presented by the Litigation Section

About the Program

Dana Hrelic will present on seeking an award of attorney fees.  What to ask, when to ask, and how to ask are often mysteries to the inexperienced and experienced alike. James Fogarty will present on the issue of seeking an award of interest on top of your judgment.

You Will Learn

•    How to seek an award of attorney fees
•    How to seek an award of interest on top of your judgment

CLE Credit

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (AOP)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional CLE credits.

Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, or a fully interactive videoconference. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the NYCourts.gov page on CLE: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/index.shtml.

Financial hardship information is available upon request.

Speakers

J Fogarty1 James R. Fogarty
Fogarty Cohen Russo & Nemiroff LLC, Old Greenwich

D Hrelic1 Dana M. Hrelic
Pullman & Comley LLC, Hartford

Moderator

lenny Isaac1 Lenny Isaac
Isaac Law Offices LLC, Farmington




B06

Construction Law Year in Review

June 13, 2022

10:15 AM to 12:15 PM

Current Topics 

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 program will provide you with up-to-date information about the current state of construction law. 

You Will Learn

This program will provide you with up-to-date information about the current state of construction law

CLE Credits

CLE Credit: 2.0 CT (General); 2.0 NY (AOP) 

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional CLE credits. 

Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, or a fully interactive videoconference. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the NYCourts.gov page on CLE: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/index.shtml.

Financial hardship information is available upon request.

 

Speakers

Asklof_L_Print1 Laurann Asklof
Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Hartford

S Kaplan1 Steven Kaplan
Michelson Kane Royster & Barger PC, Hartford

Lambert, Thomas1 Thomas S. Lambert
Pullman & Comle LLC, Bridgeport




C06

History of Racially Restrictive Covenants

June 13, 2022

2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Current Topics Track

Presented by the Real Property Section

About the Program

Presenters will provide the history of the creation of the covenants, what redlining is and its history, case law (e.g., Shelley v. Kramer), title insurance practice and policy, and recent legislative initiatives re: redacting of covenants. 

You Will Learn

The history of the creation of the covenants
What redlining is and its history 
Case law (e.g., Shelley v. Kramer) 
Title insurance practice and policy
Recent legislative initiatives re: redacting of covenants

CLE Credits

CLE Credit: 2.0 CT (Ethics); 2.0 NY (D&I)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for non-transitional CLE credits. 

Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, or a fully interactive videoconference. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the NYCourts.gov page on CLE: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/index.shtml.

Financial hardship information is available upon request.

 

Speakers

bethany1 Bethany R. Berger
University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford

lemar.anika.singh Anika Singh Lemar
Yale Law School, New Haven

Moderator

Z Kammerdeiner2 Zachary Kammerdeiner
CATIC, Rocky Hill




C07

Exploring the Dispute Resolution Toolbox

June 13, 2022

2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Current Topics Track

Presented by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

About the Program

The history of alternative dispute resolution was driven on a desire to find quicker, cheaper, fairer, and often more private ways to resolve their disputes than traditional trials. As arbitration became more expensive and mediation, often utilized on the eve of trial, did not solve these initial goals, lawyers and their clients have adopted new variations of these traditional methods. The panel will discuss many of these resolution solutions, focusing on how to choose and effectively use them for your dispute.

You Will Learn

Many of the creative flexible settlement and dispute resolution procedures that have developed over the past 20 years
How to evaluate which ADR options may be best for your client and when to consider utilizing them. 
The growing technique of having your neutral serve as both an arbitrator and mediator in the same dispute (‘med-arb, arb-med, arb-med-arb”) and how to address the ethical and practical issues that might arise when attorneys and parties want to use a single neutral.

CLE Credits

CLE Credit: 2.0 CT (General); 2.0 NY (Skills)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional CLE credits.

Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, or a fully interactive videoconference. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the NYCourts.gov page on CLE: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/index.shtml.

Financial hardship information is available upon request.

 

Speakers

Roy Debarbieri Roy L. DeBarbieri
Zangari Cohn Cuthbertson Duhl & Grello PC, New Haven

RH Silberberg1 Richard H. Silberberg
Dorsey & Whitney LLP, New York, NY

Eric Wiechman 2020 Eric W. Wiechmann
WiechmannADR, Farmington

Moderator

kaas1 Carolyn Wilkes Kaas
Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden




D05

A Multi-Dimensional Model of Lawyer Well-Being

June 13, 2022

4:45 PM to 5:45 PM

Current Topics Track

Presented by the Lawyer Well-Being Committee

About the Program

This program will describe the multidimensional aspects of lawyer well-being, as illustrated by a new model.

You Will Learn

About the many individual and organizational aspects of lawyer well-being, and how they intersect 

CLE Credit

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (Ethics)

Financial hardship information is available upon request.

 

Speaker

Traci Cipriano Traci Cipriano
Traci Cipriano, JD, PhD, LLC, New Haven




D06

State Liens, Claims, and 4a-16 Notices

June 13, 2022

4:45 PM to 5:45 PM

Current Topics Track

Presented by the Elder Law Section

About the Program

During the June 2021 Special Session, Public Act No. 21-2, An Act Concerning Provisions Related to Revenue and Other Items to Implement the State Budget for the Biennium Ending June 30, 2023, made changes to when the state can file liens on real estate and recover from a recipient or his/her estate. This presentation would discuss those changes and how the changes may impact future benefit planning. (Provisions of Public Act No. 21-2 to be discussed: Sec. 454. Section 4a-16; Sec. 455. Section 17b-79; Sec. 456. Section 17b-93; Sec. 457. Section 17b-94; Sec. 458. Section 17b-95).

You Will Learn

Changes made to the Public Act No. 21-2
How the changes may impact future benefit planning

CLE Credit

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (AOP)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional CLE credits. 

Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, or a fully interactive videoconference. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the NYCourts.gov page on CLE: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/index.shtml.

Financial hardship information is available upon request.

 

Speakers

Lisa Davis Headshot1 Lisa Nachmias Davis
Davis O’Sullivan & Priest LLC, New Haven

S Keogh1 Stephen B. Keogh
Keogh Burkhart & Vetter, Norwalk




D07

Coronavirus as a Disability

June 13, 2022

4:45 PM to 5:45 PM

Current Topics Track

Presented by the CT Bar Institute

About the Program

The panel will discuss COVID-19 as a disability under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). The panel will explore reasonable accommodations, anti-harassment, protected characteristics, and return to work for persons with a disability as a result of COVID-19.

You Will Learn

How COVID-19 may be a disability under the ADA
Reasonable accommodations that a person with a disability as a result of COVID-19 may need
About anti-harassment measures
About protected characteristics
About some of the challenges with returning to work 

CLE Credit

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (AOP)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional CLE credits. 

Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, or a fully interactive videoconference. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the NYCourts.gov page on CLE: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/index.shtml.

Financial hardship information is available upon request.

 

Speakers

A Blondin1 Audrey B. Blondin
Blondin Law Offices, Torrington

Gary_Phelan Gary E. Phelan
Mitchell & Sheahan PC, Stratford