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EYL151014 The Essentials of Short Calendar CLE
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This seminar will provide instruction in the Connecticut Short Calendar system, including recent technical changes to E-Services. The program will also cover how to prepare and deliver an effective argument during short calendar.

When: Wednesday, October 14, 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

Seminar Code: EYL151014

CLE Credit: 2.0 Hours

About the Program
For most new attorneys, speaking before a judge in a courtroom filled with experienced practitioners can be a daunting task. Attendees will receive an overview of Connecticut’s short calendar system (including recent technical changes to E-Services) and learn how to prepare and deliver an effective argument during short calendar.

You will learn:

  • How to use the Judicial Branch’s e-services website for short calendar markings
  • When to request oral argument
  • How to prepare for oral argument
  • How to effectively present yourself to the court 

Who should attend?
First, second, or third year associates, newly admitted attorneys, law students, and anyone interested in refreshing or improving their short calendar skills will find this program highly valuable.

Program Chairs:



Brian V. AltieriThe Law Offices of Balzano and Tropiano PC, New Haven


East Haven Residents Recognized for Outstanding Leadership


Jason K. Gamsby, Faxon Law Group, LLC, New Haven



Sabrina Assayag Victor 


Sabrina A. VictorAllstate Insurance, Bridgeport




Moderator: Jason K. Gamsby, Faxon Law Group, LLC, New Haven



The Honorable Kevin Russo, Superior Court, Danbury Judicial District, Danbury



John F. Riley, Jr., The Law Offices of Balzano & Tropiano PC, New Haven


Margaret "Peggy" George, Court Operations Unit, Wethersfield


Program Outline

  • What is Short Calendar?
  • Marking a Motion or Objection
  • What Motions are Arguable?
  • Requesting Oral Argument on a Non-Arguable Motion
  • Preparing for your appearance at Short Calendar
  • What to bring with you
  • Where to go/What to do when you get to the Courthouse
  • How to properly and effectively present your argument
  • Civility when arguing before the Court
  • Short Calendar Practice Pointers


Event Cost: (includes parking and a light supper)
           Member: $75.00
           Non-Member: $125.00
           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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