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The Essentials of Criminal Practice and Procedure in Connecticut CLE (ECR160923)
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When: Friday, September 23, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 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 Criminal Law Section

Seminar Code:  ECR160923

CLE Credit: 4.0 Hours

About the Program:

This program is for lawyers new to the practice of criminal or juvenile law in Connecticut, for those seeking a refresher, and for anyone interested in Assigned Counsel opportunities.

You Will Learn:

    • About counseling a client, including collateral consequences of conviction
    • Strategies and techniques for handling a criminal file
    • About alternative disposition
    • The business of criminal law
    • Juvenile delinquency and criminal protection
    • About the Assigned Counsel program and how to become an Assigned Counsel for the Public Defender

Who Should Attend:
Attorneys who want to be able to handle criminal matters for their clients, or who wish to refresh their skills in this area of the law.
Attorneys seeking opportunities to serve as Assigned Counsel.

Alison Bloomquist
, Training Director, Office of Chief Public Defender, Hartford


Cody Guarnieri, Brown Paindiris & Scott LLP, Hartford

Christine Perra Rapillo Christine Perra Rapillo, Director of Delinquency Defense and Child Protection, Office of Chief Public Defender, Hartford

Jay RuaneJames O. Ruane, Ruane Attorneys, Shelton

Megan Weiss, Assistant Public Defender, Office of Chief Public Defender, Hartford

Program Agenda:
9:00 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. Introductions - Alison Bloomquist
9:05 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Representation in Criminal Court: client counseling, disposition, and collateral consequences - Megan Weiss
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Alternative dispositions - Cody Guarnieri
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Juvenile delinquency and criminal protection - Christine Rapillo
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PANEL: The practice and business of criminal law: including information on the Assigned counsel program - James O. Ruane, Cody Guarnieri and Megan Weiss
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Q & A on the panel

Cost: (Includes a light breakfast and parking in the public garage at 35 Bank Street).
           Member $145
           Non-member $225
           Law/Paralegal Student $75

Materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. No paper copies will be prepared. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been received.

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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