CT Lawyer Magazine - September/October 2021

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  • In Memoriam | Ralph J. Monaco Ralph J. Monaco, the CBA’s 87th president, passed away suddenly on July 10. Attorney Monaco served as president during the 2010-2011 bar year, and was, at the time of his service, the second youngest president in the history of the Connecticut Bar Association.
  • CBA Members Now Have Access to Fastcase Following the merger of Fastcase and Casemaker in January 2021, CBA members can now conduct legal research using Fastcase—one of the largest legal online law libraries in the world. To access Fastcase and view informational webinars, visit ctbar.org/Fastcase-about.
  • Lawyers in Libraries: Volunteer Today! CT Lawyer interviewed Kyle LaBuff, a 2019-2021 CBA Presidential Fellow and Deputy Assistant State’s Attorney Division of Criminal Justice in Rocky Hill, who began the Lawyers in Libraries pro bono program. Read on to learn more about the program, its inception, and how you can get involved.
  • Enhancing Pro Bono Representation in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases By Matthew K. Beatman and Thomas A. Gugliotti
    Pursuant to D. Conn. Local Bankr. R. 9083-6, the Connecticut Bar Association’s Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section has formed a panel of volunteer attorneys to represent needy and qualified individuals or married spouses pro bono in Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, contested matters and adversary proceedings. Learn more about the new Bankruptcy Pro Bono Program.
  • It Is Time to Take the Pro Bono Connect Pledge By Erin O'Neil-Baker
    CBA Pro Bono Connect connects volunteer attorneys with legal service providers who need assistance with pro bono cases and training to take on a pro bono case. Interested in getting connected with a pro bono case that aligns with your interests? Learn more about how you can get involved and take the pro bono pledge today.


  • News & Events
    • CBA Hosts Summer Picnic
    • 2021 L.A.W. Camp for High School Students
    • Upcoming Education Calendar
    • CBA Hosts Fourth Rule of Law Conference
    • Elder Law Section Presents Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Ten CBA Young Lawyers Receive Service Awards
    • In Memoriam
    • Constance Baker Motley Centennial Commemoration
    • Peers and Cheers

  • Informal Opinions
    • 2020-03 | Payment of Indigent Client’s Litigation-Related Expenses
    • 2021-01 | Maintaining Client Files and Original Wills When a Partner Departs
    • 2021-02 | Use of a Vendor in Connection with Filing a Patent Application

  • Highlights | Recent Superior Court Decisions
    • Civil Procedure
    • Contracts
    • Criminal Law
    • Driving under the Influence
    • Family Law
    • Insurance Law
    • Real Property
    • State and Local Government Law
    • Torts
    • Trusts and Estates
    • Unemployment Compensation