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