CL01

Annual Review of Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Court Cases

September 15, 2020

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

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The Updates in Case Law Track

Presented by the Appellate Advocacy Section

About the Program

This seminar will provide an enlightening and comprehensive review of Connecticut Supreme Court cases from the past year by Kenneth A. 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
  • 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

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




CL02

Commercial Law and Bankruptcy: The Year in Review

September 15, 2020

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

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The Updates in Case Law Track

Presented by the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section

About the Program

Join a distinguished panel of seasoned commercial litigators and bankruptcy practitioners to learn the latest developments in the fields of business litigation, business bankruptcy, and consumer bankruptcy. This annual review of the law promises to be a highly-informative seminar.

You Will Learn

  • The trends that our state and federal courts are taking in rendering decisions in commercial litigation matters
  • Highlights of decisional law on matters impacting business and consumer bankruptcies in the District of Connecticut, the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court
  • How the new Local Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, effective as of October 1, 2018, are being applied in both business and consumer bankruptcy cases

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

Speakers

James Heffernan_2020 James B. Heffernan
The Law Offices of Neil Crane LLC, Hamden

 
Joanna Kornafel Joanna M. Kornafel
Green & Sklarz LLC, New Haven

 
Nicholas Vegliante Nicholas P. Vegliante
Cohn Birnbaum & Shea PC, Hartford

 

Moderator

Roberta Napolitano Roberta Napolitano
Chapter 13 Trustee, Office of the US Trustee, Hartford




CL03

Updates in Construction Law: A Review of Key Construction Law Decisions in the Past Year

September 14, 2020

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

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The Updates in Case Law Track

Presented by the Construction Law Section

About the Program

Review of some of the critical decisions in the construction law industry over the past year and their potential impact on the construction field.

You Will Learn

  • Updates on the most recent cases impacting the construction community

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

Speakers

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

Niel Franzese Niel P. Franzese
Robinson+Cole, Hartford

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

Moderator

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




CL04

Land Use Law in Review: Important Caselaw Decisions and Impacts of the COVID-19 Executive Orders

September 16, 2020

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

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The Updates in Case Law Track

Presented by the Planning and Zoning Section

About the Program

Stay up-to-date on recent developments in Connecticut law affecting land use and planning procedure, compliance, and interpretation. Leaders from the field from across the state will provide succinct and practical analysis on recent case law and significant legislative and administrative changes that took effect this year.

You Will Learn

  • About 2019-2020 land use decisions and relevant subject matter
  • How such decisions impact municipal government and your client’s development goals and/or land use litigation
  • About evolving legal concepts and their practical application
  • About the 2020 legislative session and approved bills that will also impact the practice area

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

Speakers

Charles Andres Charles R. Andres
Barclay Damon LLP, New Haven

Dorian R Famiglietti Dorian R. Famiglietti
Kahan Kerensky & Capossela LLP, Vernon

Jacqueline Kaufman Jacqueline O. Kaufman
Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP, Stamford

Dwight Merriam Dwight H. Merriam
Attorney at Law, Weatogue

ChristopherJSmith Christopher J. Smith
Alter & Pearson LLC, Glastonbury

Moderator

Eric Bernheim Eric D. Bernheim
Halloran Sage, Westport




Other Case Law Seminars at the CLC

BL03 The End of the Commercial Relationship Test, and Other Recent Significant Developments in CUTPA Jurisprudence 

September 14, 2020

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

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The Business Law Track

Presented by the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section

About the Program

This seminar offers an opportunity for Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA) novices and veterans alike to keep up-to-date with the cutting edge of CUTPA jurisprudence. The seminar will mostly cover several significant recent shifts in CUTPA jurisprudence, but only after offering enough background and context to permit even those who are new to CUTPA to follow the discussion and understand the significance of the cases presented.

You Will Learn

  • On the basics of CUTPA in order to facilitate an understanding of the recent cases discussed
  • About Soto v. Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC, 331 Conn. 53 (2019), and the several ways in which it has caused a landscape shift in CUTPA jurisprudence, with emphasis on the elimination of the commercial relationship test
  • About other important recent cases, including Cadco, Ltd v. Doctor’s Associates, Inc., 188 Conn. App. 122 (2019), which explores the importance of affirmatively protecting oneself in commercial transactions, and other important developing issues on which there are current splits of authority

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

Speakers

Bob Langer Robert M. Langer
Wiggin and Dana LLP, Hartford

Daniel Scholfield Daniel P. Scholfield
Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport




FL02 Alimony Retrospective: A Discussion on Case Law and Settlement Strategies since the Implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 

September 14, 2020

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

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The Family Law Track

Presented by the Family Law Section

About the Program

The enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act fundamentally changed the tax treatment of alimony and thus how many family lawyers negotiated, settled, and tried contested financial cases. This seminar will focus on the body of law regarding alimony that has emerged since the Act’s implementation in 2019, and will also focus on best practices for the settlement of alimony claims. Our presenters will provide insight on structuring alimony proposals and seeking alimony orders across all income brackets.

You Will Learn

  • About the court’s treatment of alimony following the enactment of the tax code changes
  • New strategies for negotiating alimony terms, based upon real-life experience and practical advice

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (0.5 AOP; 0.5 Skills)

Speakers

!No-Headshot Dyan M. Kozaczka
Rutkin Oldham & Griffin LLC, Westport

!No-Headshot Sarah S. Oldham
Rutkin Oldham & Griffin LLC, Westport




FL04 Family Law Year in Review 

September 15, 2020

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

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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 2019 and 2020 in a candid and lively environment

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

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

Aidan Welsh Aidan R. Welsh
Schoonmaker George Colin Blomberg Bryniczka & Welsh PC, Old Greenwich




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




RP01 Real Property Case Law: Year in Review and What You Need to Know about the Various Form Contracts 

September 16, 2020

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

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The Real Property/Environmental Law Track

Presented by the Real Property Section

About the Program

Participants will be provided with a review and analysis of recent cases of interest to real property practitioners as well as the multitude of form contracts in use around the state focusing on troublesome differences.

You Will Learn

  • About the important cases and statutes affecting conveyancing in Connecticut
  • About the important cases of 2019-2020
  • About the multitude of form contracts in use around the state

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




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WP01 Current Issues in the Workers’ Compensation System 

September 14, 2020

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

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The Workplace Track

Presented by the Workers’ Compensation Section

About the Program

The program will provide an informative annual review of workers’ compensation case law, a legislative update, an address by the agency chairman on current issues facing the workers’ compensation system, and an overview of the new RETAIN CT program.

You Will Learn

  • The latest workers’ compensation case law from decisions rendered by the Compensation Review Board and Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts
  • About recent legislative developments
  • About issues of interest from the perspective of the chairman and information about the new RETAIN CT program

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

Speakers

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

Jack Clarkson John P. Clarkson
Law Offices of Cynthia M. Garraty, Hartford

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

!No-Headshot Dr. William S. Shaw
UConn Health Center, Farmington

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