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CHRO: How to Bring or Defend an Employment Case CLE (EYL170404)
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When: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: CBA Law Center
30 Bank Street
New Britain, Connecticut  06051
United States
Contact: Member Service Center

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Presented by the Young Lawyers Section

Seminar Code: EYL170404

CLE Credit
CT: 2.0 CLE Credits
NY: 2.0 CLE Credits (Professional Practice)

About the Program
This program will provide an overview of the relevant law, legal theories, and practical approaches involved in bringing or defending an employment-based discrimination or harassment case before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO). It features a panel of experienced employment attorneys from both sides of the aisle—both employee-side and management-side—sharing their tips, tricks, insights, and experiences.

You Will Learn

  • The most common types of employment-based claims before the CHRO and the relevant law or legal theories
  • The practical steps to take in bringing or defending a case not found in the statutes or regulations
  • Tips and tricks to help you win your case

Who Should Attend
Both young lawyers new to CHRO claims and procedure, and experienced bar members interested in hearing practical approaches from varying perspectives or who only occasionally handle matters before the CHRO.


Kyle A. McClain
Zangari Cohn Cuthbertson Duhl & Grello PC
New Haven


Amanda M. Dema   unnamed (2)
Joshua R. Goodbaum
Amanda M. DeMatteis
Garrison Levin-Epstein
Firzgerald & Pirrotti PC
New Haven

  Glenn A. Duhl
Zangari Cohn Cuthbertson Duhl & Grello PC
 Joshua G. Goodbaum
Garrison Levin-Epstein
Firzgerald & Pirrotti PC
New Haven
Charles Krich
CT Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities

Program Agenda
6:00 p.m. – Introductions
6:10 p.m. – Bring a Case: An employee’s lawyer’s first steps to filing to initiating a CHRO matter
6:30 p.m.
– Defending a Case: An employer’s lawyer’s first steps in responding to a CHRO complaint
6:50 p.m. – Proceedings before the CHRO
7:20 p.m.
– Case Resolution
7:35 p.m.
– Proceedings before the Office of Public Hearings
7:45 p.m. – Questions & Answers

Includes a light dinner and parking at the public garage at 35 Bank Street
          Member $75
          Non-Member $125
          Student $25

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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