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EYL151021 Juvenile Sentencing: Recent Developments and the Future of Juvenile Justice in CT CLE
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This program will focus on recent developments in Connecticut Juvenile sentencing law. CLE Credit: 2.0 Hours

When: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: CBA Law Center
30 Bank Street
New Britain, Connecticut  06050
United States
Contact: Member Service Center

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Presented by the Young Lawyers Section

CLE Credit: 2.0 Hours

About the Program:
This program will cover recent developments in Connecticut juvenile sentencing law, including the recently enacted juvenile reform bill and Connecticut Supreme Court rulings in State v. Riley and Casiano v. Commissioner of Correction. Panelists will address the possible outcome of the Supreme Court’s forthcoming decision in Montgomery v. Louisiana. Panelists will also share their insight on best practices for handling juvenile sentencing in light of recent changes in Connecticut’s legal landscape.

You Will Learn:

  • About juvenile justice jurisprudence from the people who argued recent cases in front of Connecticut’s Supreme Court and worked on Connecticut’s new legislation.

Who Should Attend:
Anyone who has an interest in juvenile sentencing, works with juveniles in the criminal justice field, or works as an advocate for issues relating to juveniles in Connecticut. 

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Christine L. Gertsch, Law Offices of Mark Sherman LLC, Stamford






Adele V. Patterson, Sr. Asst. Public Defender, Hartford
Christine Perra Rapillo,
Director of Delinquency Defense and Child Protection, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Hartford


Sarah French Russell, Quinnipiac University School of Law, North Haven





Program Agenda/Outline:

  • Introduction to Roper, Graham, and Miller
  • State v. Riley and Caspiano v. Commissioner of Correction: Current Implications and Looking Ahead
  • Public Act 15-84 and its impact on juvenile sentencing in Connecticut
  • The Future of Juvenile Sentencing

Event Cost: (includes a light dinner and parking)
           Member $75
           Non-member: $125
           Law/Paralegal Student Member: $25


**The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional credits. Financial hardship information available upon request.



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