PE01

Safe Harbors and Calm Seas

September 15, 2020

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

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The Ethics Track

Presented by the Insurance Programs for the Bar Committee

About the Program

Presented by some of Connecticut’s leading defense counsel lawyers, this program will focus on providing valuable instruction, risk control, and recommendations to help lawyers safely navigate today’s complex legal environment and assist them in minimizing professional liability risk. Topics to be covered include: the ethics of errors, exploring some nontraditional legal malpractice exposures, conflicts of interest and the rules that govern them, and exploring cautionary case law.

Attend this program and earn up to 7.5 percent premium credit off two years on professional liability insurance offered through this CBA exclusively endorsed program, underwritten by CNA.

This program is repeated in PE04. Attendees should not attend both.

You Will Learn

  • Your duties related to error disclosure
  • About nontraditional legal malpractice exposures
  • How to identify and manage conflict of interest issues

CLE Credit: 2.0 CT (Ethics); 2.0 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




PE02

Ethics: 2019—The Year in Review

September 14, 2020

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

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The Ethics Track Ethics Logo

Presented by the Standing Committee on Professional Ethics

About the Program

This program will provide a review of the most recent opinions from the CBA Standing Committee on Professional Ethics, the Statewide Grievance Committee, and the courts, as well as a review of any proposed rules changes.

You Will Learn

  • About recent CBA and ABA opinions
  • About recent Statewide Grievance Committee decisions
  • About recent decisions from the courts interpreting attorney ethical rules

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




PE03

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

September 16, 2020

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

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The Ethics Track

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 program, 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 competence
  • Tips to avoid technological incompetence

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (Ethics); 1.0 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




PE04

Safe Harbors and Calm Seas

September 16, 2020

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

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The Ethics Track

Presented by the Insurance Programs for the Bar Committee

About the Program

Presented by some of Connecticut’s leading defense counsel lawyers, this program will focus on providing valuable instruction, risk control, and recommendations to help lawyers safely navigate today’s complex legal environment and assist them in minimizing professional liability risk. Topics to be covered include: the ethics of errors, exploring some nontraditional legal malpractice exposures, conflicts of interest and the rules that govern them, and exploring cautionary case law.

Attend this program and earn up to 7.5 percent premium credit off two years on professional liability insurance offered through this CBA exclusively endorsed program, underwritten by CNA.


This program is offered in PE01. Attendees should not attend both.

You Will Learn

  • Your duties related to error disclosure
  • About nontraditional legal malpractice exposures
  • How to identify and manage conflict of interest issues

CLE Credit: 2.0 CT (Ethics); 2.0 NY (Ethics)

Speakers

David Atkins David P. Atkins
Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport

James Brawley James L. Brawley
Morrison Mahoney LLP, Hartford




Other Ethics Seminars at the CLC

BL04 Anatomy of a Trademark Case

September 16, 2020

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

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The Business Law Track

Presented by the Intellectual Property Section 

About the Program

This program will be a “soup to nuts” primer on trademark litigation, both at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and at federal court, from the beginning of the litigation to the entry of judgment. The program will first briefly discuss applying for and registering one’s trademark and/or trade dress. It will also discuss effectively pleading and defending a trademark action, both from the perspective of allegations of infringement/unfair competition, and various defenses or invalidity counterclaims, including using legal tools that are “trademark adjacent” to get relief otherwise questionably obtainable via the Lanham Act. Then the program will discuss best practices for conduct of discovery in a trademark case, including preservation of data and prioritization of types of evidence and use of expert testimony as to both liability and damages, etc. Finally, the program will turn to arguing and presenting one’s best case at trial in a trademark case, including proving damages and the availability of appropriate remedies.

You Will Learn

  • An overview of trademark proceeding with an emphasis on the differences in trademark litigation from other types of litigation

CLE Credit: 2.0 CT (1.5 General; 0.5 Ethics); 2.0 NY (1.5 AOP; 0.5 Ethics)

Speakers

alquist_elizabeth Elizabeth A. Alquist
Day Pitney LLP, Hartford

oconnor_catherinedugan Catherine Dugan O’Connor
Day Pitney LLP, Stamford

Jamie Sternberg Jamie Elise Sternberg
Saunders & Silverstein LLP, Amesbury, MA

Moderator

Christopher Droney Hon. Christopher F. Droney (Ret.)
Day Pitney LLP, Hartford




DI01 Women and the Legal Profession over the Decades

September 16, 2020

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

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The Diversity and Inclusion/Lawyer Well-Being Track

Presented by the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Women in the Law Section

About the Program

As Sarah Grimke once said: “But I ask no favors for my sex...All I ask of our brethren is, that they will take their feet from off our necks, and permit us to stand upright....” In honor of the 19th Amendment Centennial, where women were granted the right to vote, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Women in the Law Section present a moderated intimate conversation about women and diversity in the legal profession over several decades.

You Will Learn

  • How the legal profession has changed over the decades as it relates to women
  • What more needs to be done within the legal profession for women
  • What attendees can do to move the needle to a more inclusive legal profession of diverse women

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

Speakers

Joette Katz Hon. Joette Katz (Ret.)
Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Hartford

tanya bovee Tanya A. Bovée
Jackson Lewis PC, Hartford

Maggie Castinado Margaret I. Castinado
Office of the Public Defender, New Haven

jequana orr Je’Quana S. Orr
Robinson+Cole, Hartford

Michelle Querijero Michelle Querijero
Allied World Assurance Company, Farmington

Diane Whitney Diane W. Whitney
Pullman & Comley LLC, Hartford

Moderator

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




DI02 The Business Case for Lawyer Well-Being

September 16, 2020

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

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The Diversity and Inclusion/Lawyer Well-Being Track

Presented by the Lawyer Well-Being Committee

About the Program

Across America, companies are recognizing that well-being initiatives are necessary in the workplace, not only from a moral and societal benefit standpoint but it’s also smart business. Learn the benefits of a proactive well-being program and what you can do to get you and your organization started down the path to legal well-being!

You Will Learn

  • What is “well-being”?
  • Why well-being is a “must have,” not a “nice to have”
  • Suggestions for well-being initiatives/steps

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (Ethics); 1.0 NY (Ethics)

Speakers

Tanyee Cheung Tanyee Cheung
Finn Dixon & Herling LLP, Stamford

Traci Cipriano Traci Cipriano
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven




DI03 Intro to Disability Awareness and Etiquette for Businesses and Individuals

September 15, 2020

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

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The Diversity and Inclusion/Lawyer Well-Being Track

Presented by the Diversity & Inclusion Committee

About the Program

Disability awareness and etiquette training is useful whenever you, as an employer, want staff to become more comfortable interacting with co-workers and customers with disabilities. Melissa Marshall developed this training from a Boston Globe Foundation grant well over a decade ago, and has documented the development and results in her book Getting It: Persuading Organizations and Individuals to Become More Comfortable with People with Disabilities. The training varies in time according to one’s needs, budget, and time constraints, but overall takes a light-hearted approach to the serious subject of becoming more comfortable with people with disabilities. Using props, including masks and dolls, and customized etiquette scenarios to your organization, Melissa creates a safe environment for participants to ask any questions that they have ever had regarding disability.

You Will Learn

  • Tools to empower you to engage comfortably with individuals with disabilities
  • How to initiate serious conversations concerning disability awareness at your place of business

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (Ethics); 1.0 NY (D&I)

Speaker

Melissa Marshall Melissa Marshall
Melissa Marshall Disability Policy Consulting LLC, West Hartford




HT02 Regulatory Changes on the Horizon

September 14, 2020

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

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The Hot Topics Track

About the Program

Several states are moving forward with exploring new regulations for the profession. Connecticut has instituted a new task force to look at the practice of law. This seminar will explore regulatory changes being proposed in a few states. We will discuss why Supreme Courts are considering these changes and the implications it will have for lawyers from small and large firms.

You Will Learn

  • About how the profession may change how it delivers legal services in the next few years
  • How law firms can plan for the future in a new regulatory environment

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (Ethics); 1.0 NY (Ethics)

Speakers

Jayne Reardon Jayne Reardon
Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, Chicago, IL

Ury_Frederic Frederic S. Ury
Ury & Moskow LLC, Fairfield




LT01 Working with 21st Century Clients

September 15, 2020

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

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The Legal Technology Track

Presented by the Litigation Section

About the Program

Clients today have much different expectations than clients did a generation or two ago. Learn from industry leaders in the law and law firm management how to anticipate, meet, and exceed those evolving expectations.

You Will Learn

  • Alternate fee arrangements—what works, what doesn’t, and what clients want, need, and expect 
  • Cutting edge technology—what you need to know and what you need to have
  • Diversity—what clients expect and how it benefits both of you

CLE Credit: 2.0 CT (1.0 Ethics; 1.0 General); 2.0 NY (0.5 D&I; 0.5 Ethics; 1.0 LPM)

Speakers

David Atkins David P. Atkins
Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport

Silvia Coulter Silvia L. Coulter
LawVision, Manchester, MA

Ping Hsieh An-Ping Hsieh
UConn School of Law, Hartford

Moderator

James_F_Sullivan James F. Sullivan
Howard Kohn Sprague & FitzGerald LLP, Hartford




LT03 Artificial Intelligence: How It Is Going to Change How You Practice Law 

September 15, 2020

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

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The Legal Technology Track

About the Program

Learn how artificial intelligence (AI) will change how you practice law.

You Will Learn

  • How AI will change how you practice law
  • The ethical implications of using or not using websites that employ AI
  • How our clients’ use of AI in their everyday lives will influence how they expect us to use it in their cases

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (0.5 Ethics; 0.5 General); 1.0 NY (0.5 Ethics; 0.5 LPM)

Speakers

Ellyn Rosen Ellyn S. Rosen
American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility, Chicago, IL

Ury_Frederic Frederic S. Ury
Ury & Moskow LLC, Fairfield




LT04 Cybersecurity: Understanding and Reducing Lawyers’ Essential Risks 

September 16, 2020

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

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The Legal Technology Track

Presented by the Cyber Security and Technology Committee

About the Program

This program will focus on the ever-expanding range of risks that lawyers in any type of firm face as a result of cybercrime, including online theft, e-mail compromise and ransomware, as well as errors in IT use and implementation, both in-office and in remote work. The panel will explain current and emerging statutory, ethical, and contractual concerns and provide common sense suggestions for fulfilling those obligations and attendant client expectations. Practical, real-world advice will be offered on basic security precautions and preparations, insurance options, and cooperation with the government. No prior technical experience or aptitude necessary.

You Will Learn

  • How to shield your own and your clients’ confidences, personal data, and funds from cyber-threats
  • How to comply effectively and efficiently with legal and ethical obligations to detect and remediate cyber-security incidents

CLE Credit: 2.0 CT (1.0 Ethics; 1.0 General); 2.0 NY (1.0 AOP; 1.0 Ethics)

Speakers

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

Edward Chang Edward Chang
US Attorney's Office, Hartford

Jed-Davis Jonathan E. Davis
The Law Office of Jonathan E. Davis LLC, Brooklyn, NY

Joseph DeMarco Joseph V. DeMarco
DeVore & DeMarco LLP, New York, NY




PT01 AAA Roadside Assistance for the Legal Profession: A-dvances in Technology, A-rtificial Intelligence, and A-lternative Fee Arrangements 

September 14, 2020

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

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The President's Track

Presented by the Executive Committee

About the Program

The seminar will discuss the work of the CBA's COVID-19 and State of the Legal Profession Task Forces, and discuss how they have been working to explore, implement, and promote certain advances in technology, as well as other changes in the way we practice law, to ensure the sustainability of the practice of law, and shrink the access to justice gap.  

You Will Learn

  • About technological advances, alternative fee arrangements, and law firm structures revolutionizing the practice of law
  • About the work of the State of the Legal Profession Task Force and the progress they have made
  • About issues related to closing the access to justice gap

CLE Credit: 2.0 CT (Ethics); 2.0 NY (1.0 Ethics; 1.0 D&I)

Speakers

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

!No-Headshot Hon. John L. Cordani, Sr.
Connecticut Superior Court, Hartford

Austin Berescik-Johns
Law Office of Austin B. Johns LLC, Hartford

Patrick Clendenen Patrick T. Clendenen
Clendenen & Shea LLC, New Haven

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

Karen DeMeola
UConn School of Law, Hartford

Dana Hrelic_2020 Dana M. Hrelic
Horton Dowd Bartschi & Levesque PC, Hartford

Desi_Imetovski Desi Imetovski
University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport

Ralph Monaco Ralph J. Monaco
Conway Londregan Sheehan & Monaco PC, New London

Ury_Frederic Frederic S. Ury
Ury & Moskow LLC, Fairfield

Moderators

Barbara J. Collins BW 150x150 Barbara J. Collins
Law Office of Barbara J. Collins, West Hartford

Monte Frank Monte E. Frank
Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport

kyle labuff Kyle LaBuff


ndidi-n-moses-2019 Ndidi N. Moses
US Attorney's Office, New Haven




PT02 Connecticut’s Eviction Crisis and the Right to Counsel Movement 

September 15, 2020

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

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The President’s Track

Presented by the Executive and Pro Bono Committees

About the Program

Connecticut faces an eviction crisis. According to data made available by Pulitzer-Prize winning scholar Matthew Desmond, four of Connecticut’s cities have the highest eviction rates in the country. Studies increasingly reveal the eviction crisis as a racial justice issue, disproportionately affecting women and children of color. With growing evidence of legal representation as one of the most effective tools to prevent housing instability, cities and states across the country are passing right to counsel legislation and investing in eviction defense programs for low-income renters.

You Will Learn

  • About the eviction crisis in Connecticut from local and national experts
  • About the national right-to-counsel movement (commonly referred to as “Civil Gideon”)
  • Lessons from nearby jurisdictions that have enacted right to counsel or increased access to justice for low-income tenants facing eviction

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (Ethics); 1.0 NY (D&I)

Speakers

Emily A Benfer Emily A. Benfer
Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, NC

AJ Johnson Pastor AJ Johnson
Center for Leadership and Justice; Urban Hope Refuge Church, Hartford

John Pollock John Pollock
National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel, Baltimore, MD

Cecil Thomas Cecil J. Thomas
CBA President-elect, Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Hartford, CT




PT03 Strategies for Teaching Implicit Bias to Legal Professionals 

September 16, 2020

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

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The President’s Track

Presented by the Executive Committee and The National Judicial College

About the Program

The panel of judges and judicial educators will provide best practices for teaching implicit bias to legal professionals. They will assist the participants in conceptualizing and simplifying the research concerning implicit bias. They will provide suggestions for sidestepping anger or embarrassment among future students by ensuring those students know that all humans have biases, including the instructors. Most importantly, the panelists will provide strategies for mitigating implicit biases.

You Will Learn

  • How to describe methods for conceptualizing and simplifying implicit bias research
  • How to define implicit bias and implicit association
  • To summarize ways to help future learners avoid becoming defensive in the learning process
  • How to identify successful strategies to help future learners mitigate implicit bias

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (Ethics); 1.0 NY (D&I)

Speakers

Delissa Ridgway Hon. Delissa Anne Ridgway
United States Court of International Trade, New York, NY

Alvin_Wong Hon. Alvin T. Wong
Georgia State Court, DeKalb County, GA

Benes_Aldana Hon. Benes Z. Aldana (Ret.)
The National Judicial College, Reno, NV

Joseph_Sawyer Joseph R. Sawyer
The National Judicial College, Reno, NV

Moderator

Simpson_Robert Robert R. Simpson
Carlton Fields, Hartford




PT04 Then They Came for Us: The Perils of Silence 

September 15, 2020

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

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The President’s Track

Presented by the Diversity and Inclusion and Executive Committees

About the Program

Seventy-five years ago, Executive Order 9066 paved the way to the profound violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea Lange, And Then They Came for Us brings history into the present, retelling this difficult story and following Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban. Knowing our history is the first step to ensuring we do not repeat it. And Then They Came for Us is a cautionary and inspiring tale for these dark times. Join us for a film screening and panel discussion. "It was a failure of American democracy, and yet because most Americans are not aware of that dark chapter of American history, it's about to be repeated." - George Takei, Actor and Activist

You Will Learn

  • The dangers to democracy when the judiciary, as a co-equal branch of government, abdicates its constitutional role as a check/balance on the unbridled exercise of power by the executive branch when it invokes “national security” in order to shield its actions from judicial scrutiny
  • The dangers to the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law
  • The cultural shift we are witnessing today that seeks to redefine what it is to be an American

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

Speakers

alicia kinsman Alicia R. Kinsman
Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants, Bridgeport

Karen Korematsu Dr. Karen Korematsu
Fred T. Korematsu Institute, San Francisco, CA

Donald_K_Tamaki Donald K. Tamaki
Minami Tamaki LLP, San Francisco, CA

Moderator

Hoyt Zia Hoyt H. Zia
Stop Repeating History, Honolulu, HI




RP03 Ethical Issues That Can Arise in Commercial Real Estate Transactions 

September 14, 2020

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

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The Real Property/Environmental Law Track

Presented by the Environmental Law Section

About the Program

Ethical issues present themselves in all areas of law. This program will focus on ethical issues that arise in commercial real estate transactions. You will hear from attorneys discussing both environmental and lender ethical responsibilities and a Licensed Environmental Professional (LEP) discussing the ethical responsibilities when conducting environmental investigations related to commercial transactions. Join us as we review actual situations that lawyers and LEPs have found themselves facing.

You Will Learn

  • The basic makeup of a commercial real estate transaction
  • The potential conflicts that can arise in commercial real estate transactions
  • How focus differs among real estate attorneys, lender attorneys, and LEPs

CLE Credit: 2.0 CT (Ethics); 2.0 NY (Ethics)

Speakers

Paty Jimenez Patricia Jimenez
Day Pitney LLP, Hartford

Rachel Rosen Rachel Rosen
Burns & McDonnell, Wallingford

Emilee Mooney Scott Emilee Mooney Scott
Robinson+Cole, Hartford

Moderator

Elizabeth Fortino Elizabeth R. Fortino
Winnick Ruben Hoffnung Peabody and Mendel LLC, New Haven




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