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EPF151106 The Legal Profession on Trial: Professionalism in the 21st Century CLE
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Connecticut Bar Association Professionalism Symposium in collaboration with New Haven County Bar Association and State of Connecticut Judicial Branch.

When: Friday, November 6, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: New Haven Superior Court
235 Church St
New Haven, Connecticut 
United States
Contact: Member Service Center

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The Legal Profession on Trial: Professionalism in the 21st Century
A Bench-Bar Symposium on Professionalism in the Judicial District of New Haven

Who Should Attend:
This seminar is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

CLE Credit: 3.0 Hours Ethics

Program Agenda:

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 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.   Registration/Continental Breakfast
 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  Welcoming Remarks

Hon. Angela C. Robinson, Administrative Judge, New Haven Superior Court
William H. Clendenen, Jr., President, Connecticut Bar Association
John M. Parese, President, New Haven County Bar Association

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

 Plenary Session/Debate
  Several of New Haven’s prominent attorneys face off to argue some of the pressing issues facing the practice of law.


Should Paralegals Be Licensed to Practice Law?
Marisa A. Bellair, Lynch Traub Keefe & Errante, New Haven
Kristen Wolf, Wolf & Shore LLC, Hamden


Is Judicial Involvement in Pre-Trial Negotiations Hurting the Civil Justice System?
Hon. Jonathan E. Silbert (Ret.), Garrison Levin-Epstein Richardson Fitzgerald & Pirrotti PC, New Haven

William M. Bloss, Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC, Bridgeport


Are There Too Many Lawyers?
Norm Pattis, The Pattis Law Firm, New Haven

Brad Saxton, Professor of Law & Dean Emeritus, Quinnipiac University School of Law

 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  Break
 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Breakout Discussion A

How Much Should the Court Support Self-Represented Parties?
Hon. Lynda B. Munro
(Ret.), Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport
Philip G. Kent, Susman Duffy & Segaloff PC, New Haven


Understanding Implicit Bias
Hon. Maria Araujo Kahn, Fairfield District Superior Court
Hon. Richard A. Robinson, Connecticut Supreme Court


Avoiding Challenges and Pitfalls for the Online and Mobile Attorney
Anthony Nuzzo, Jr., Nuzzo & Roberts, Cheshire

Frederic S. Ury, Ury & Moskow LLC, Fairfield

 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Break
 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Breakout Discussion B

Best Practices for Litigating against a Self-Represented Party
Hon. Karen Goodrow, Superior Court, New Haven
Patricia A. King, Geraghty & Bonnano LLC, New London

Elwyn Brewster Quirk, Law Office of E.B. Quirk LLC, Meriden


Reviewed: Ethically Managing Your Online Reputation

Karyl L. Carrasquilla, State of Connecticut Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Hartford

Stephen J. Conover, Carmody Torrance Sandak Hennessey LLP, New Haven

Stuart C. Johnson, Carmody Torrance Sandak Hennessey LLP, New Haven


Know Thy Enemy: Competing with Legal Zoom

Giovanni R. D’Amico, Parrett Porto Parese & Colwell PC, Hamden

Chris Nelson, Nelson|Votto, New Haven

 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch/Keynote Speaker


Closing the Access to Justice Gap and Entrepreneurship in the Law

Introduction by Daniel C. Burns, Berdon Young & Margolis PC, New Haven



Theresa Amato, lawyer, author, and founder of the Citizen Advocacy Center

Planning Committee:
Hon. Victor A. Bolden, United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut, Bridgeport
Hon. Bernadette Conway, Chief Administrative Judge, Juvenile Matters, New Haven
Hon. Angela C. Robinson, Connecticut Superior Court, New Haven
Daniel C. Burns, Berdon Young & Margolis PC, New Haven
Maria C. Chiarelli, Chiarelli Law Firm LLC, Hamden
Stuart C. Johnson, Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP, New Haven
Chris Nelson, Nelson | Votto, New Haven
Patricia Nielsen, Assistant Clerk, Family Law, Connecticut Superior Court, New Haven
Susan E. Nugent, Murphy & Nugent LLC, New Haven
John M. Parese, Law Offices of Buckley & Wynne, New Haven

Event Cost: (Includes continental breakfast and lunch)

$20 Law Students
$30 Young Lawyers (Attorneys licensed to practice 1-5 years)
$45 (Attorneys licensed to practice 6 or more years)


*** CLE materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. Paper materials will not be prepared.  Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Refunds require a minimum of two business days notice.

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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