About Our Task Force

The Connecticut Bar Association has formed the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Task Force to respond to the growing legal issues and needs in Connecticut arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The task force includes lawyers, judges, and professionals statewide who will be working collaboratively and swiftly to ensure issues and concerns raised by the legal community and the public are met. 

Through the task force, leaders from these various organizations will be able to maximize their resources to assist the various branches of government, the legal community, and the health care community with addressing the needs of the entire state of Connecticut.  Specifically, the task force will work to identify legal needs arising from the pandemic, make recommendations to address those needs, and help mobilize lawyers and legal professionals to assist individuals who are in need.  

The task has eight subcommittees to help meet the needs of the state of Connecticut including liaison to the executive and legislative branch, legal aid, the public at large, the legal profession, the financial impact on the legal profession, liaison to the judicial branch and federal courts, technology, and law students and law schools.

Task Force Leadership

Co-Chairs
Barbara J. Collins
The Law Office of Barbara J. Collins
557 Prospect Avenue, Floor 1
Hartford, CT 06105
(860)570-4627
barbarajcollins@gmail.com

Monte E. Frank
Pullman & Comley LLC
PO Box 7006
Bridgeport, CT
(203)330-2262
 
Dana M. Hrelic
Horton Dowd Bartschi & Levesque PC
90 Gillett St
Hartford, CT
(860)522-8338

Task Force Members

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Upcoming Events

  • May 29
    WEBINAR: Incorporating Privacy Compliance into Your Practice (ECS200529)

    This session will help lawyers understand the various privacy compliance and ethical rules that apply to law practices in Connecticut and offer tips, best practices, and sample policy language for compliance. The presenters will also provide an overview of the ever-changing privacy landscape on a national level with an emphasis on privacy laws in the neighboring states of New York and Massachusetts.

  • Jun 09
    WEBINAR: Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 (EEC200609)

    Join us for a screening of Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066. This documentary uncovers the untold story of false information and political influence, which led to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans and the Supreme Court case of Korematsu. The documentary also examines the parallels to the targeting of minority groups today and similar attempts to abuse the powers of government. Following the screening, a panel discussion will examine our nation’s history of racial scapegoating; the consequences when alternative facts are substituted for evidence and scientifically supported data; the role of the media; and how we, as a country, can stand together to simultaneously defeat COVID-19 and preserve democracy.

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