A01

What Are We Doing about Hate Crimes?

June 13, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

The President's Track  

Presented by the CBA Executive Committee

About the Program 

Whether people are uncomfortable, fear retaliation, or are uncertain that justice will be served, there is a significant disparity between hate crimes that actually occur and those reported to law enforcement. Working collaboratively with the governor’s office, legislature, Judicial Branch, law enforcement, and our communities throughout Connecticut, the Connecticut Hate Crimes Advisory Council is responsible for encouraging and coordinating programs that increase community awareness and reporting of hate crimes and to combat such crimes. It also can make recommendations for legislation, including recommendations on the reporting, investigation, and prosecution of hate crimes; restitution for victims of hate crimes; community service designed to remedy damage caused by hate crimes; and additional alternative sentencing programs for first-time offenders and juvenile offenders involved in hate crimes. Join us for this engaging program to hear the council’s recommendations, FBI and federal efforts, and how you can join the fight to prevent and combat hate crimes. 

This session will not be recorded.

You Will Learn

•    What a hate crime is
•    How to report a hate crime
•    Recommendations on how to further prevent and combat hate crimes 

Credits

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (Ethics); 1.0 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

Douglas_Lavine_sm Hon. Douglas S. Lavine
Connecticut Appellate Court, Hartford

Anish Shukla2 Anish Shukla
Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Haven

R Wilson1 Richard Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford

Moderator

MEYERSON_AMY LIN2 Amy Lin Meyerson
Law Office of Amy Lin Meyerson, Weston




B01

The Art of Successful Mediation

June 13, 2022

10:15 AM to 12:15 PM

The President's Track  

Presented by the CBA Executive Committee

About the Program

Mediation is a structured, interactive process where an impartial third party assists disputing parties in resolving cases through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. These experienced panelists will share their knowledge and insights to help lawyers successfully engage in mediation.

You Will Learn

•    How to determine if your case should be mediated
•    The pros and cons of mediation
•    How to prepare for mediation
•    What skills and methods mediators should utilize for a successful outcome
•    How to prepare your client for mediation

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

Elaine_Gordon Hon. Elaine Gordon (Ret.)
Gordon ADR LLC, Westbrook

angela-robinson Hon. Angela C. Robinson (Ret.)
Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden

J Garrison1 Joseph Garrison
Garrison Levin-Epstein Fitzgerald & Pirrotti PC, New Haven

Moderator

William_Logue1 Prof. William D. Logue
Quinnipiac School of Law, North Haven




C01

Sandy Hook, the Battle for Truth, and the Fabric of our American Society

June 13, 2022

2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

The President's Track

Presented by the Executive Committee

About the Program

On December 14, 2012, a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Ten years later, Sandy Hook has become a foundational story of how false conspiracy narratives and malicious misinformation have gained traction in society. In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy, the families of the victims have fought a battle to preserve their loved ones’ legacies even in the face of threats to their own lives.  This pattern of attack, denial, misinformation, and conspiracy theories have come to characterize some Americans’ response to almost every major event in the past ten years.  The rise of misinformation and rapid spread of conspiracy theories through American society pose serious threats to the pillars of our democracy and the rule of law, raising national security concerns, and undermining confidence in our legal institutions.  Join us to hear from Elizabeth Williamson, author of Sandy Hook: An American Tragedy and the Battle for Truth, who has chronicled the stories of the Sandy Hook families in the aftermath of that great tragedy, and Attorney Monte Frank, who played a pivotal role in advocating for the Sandy Hook families through their ensuing struggles. Karen Burgess is a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers.  She recently delivered the Dean’s Address for the Academy—Truth or Consequence: Protecting Justice and the Rule of Law Against a Crisis of Deception. Karen will speak to the broader implications of the rise of misinformation in our society, as we collectively consider our obligation, as a profession, to uphold and protect the rule of law and our legal institutions.  

The first 100 attendees of this seminar will receive a free copy of Elizabeth Williamson's book: Sandy Hook: An American Tragedy and the Battle for Truth.

You Will Learn

The Sandy Hook families’ battle to preserve the truth in the aftermath of that terrible tragedy
The cause and effects of the rise of misinformation and conspiracy narratives in our society
The effects of these phenomena on the strength of our civic society and our democratic and legal institutions

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

headshot-karen-burgess1 Karen C. Burgess
Burgess Law PC, Austin, TX

frank_monte1 Monte E. Frank
Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport

E Williamson1 Elizabeth Williamson
Author, The New York Times, Washington, DC

Moderator

jonathan-m-shapiro Jonathan M. Shapiro
Aeton Law Partners LLP, Middletown




D01

Racial and Ethnic Justice in CT

June 13, 2022

4:45 PM to 5:45 PM

The President's Track 

Presented by the CBA Executive Committee

About the Program

Following the death of George Floyd and increasing concerns regarding police misconduct involving people of color, communities of color, and police involved fatalities, the Connecticut General Assembly passed P.A. 19-90 (concerning use of force by police) and P.A. 20-1 (concerning police accountability) which established the Police Transparency and Accountability Task Force (PTATF) which brought together stakeholders to study and make recommendation with respect to improving police transparency and accountability in Connecticut.

In the summer of 2020, under the leadership of then President Ndidi Moses, the CBA formed a Police Accountability Task force to bring together community members, activists, attorneys and academics and members of both state and federal law enforcement to also provide recommendations regarding police accountability.  Both task force recommendations were forwarded to the legislature.

You Will Learn

That systemic racism exists in our Criminal Justice system and that there is disparity in the treatment of people of color and communities of color with respect to policing. 
The steps that have been taken to address this.  
About what the panelists’ various agencies/commissions have done since the death of George Floyd.  
Where we are now and our next steps.

CLE Credit

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (Ethics); 1.0 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

ken barone Kenneth Barone
PTATF, Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy, University of Connecticut, Hartford

M Donald1 Maya Donald
Social Justice Advisory Committee, NAACP, Ansonia

Hernandez1 Steven Hernandez
Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, Hartford

d mcgraw1 Daryl McGraw
PTATF, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Director Division of Public Defender Services, Hartford

Moderator

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