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  • Peers and Cheers.pdf
    November | December 2019 ctbar.org | CT Lawyer 11 News & Events Attorney Announcements Steven A. Certilman of Steven A. Certilman PC was appointed to the Roster of Neutrals of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the international division of the American Arbitration Association. Christine Baptiste-Perez jo…
  • News & Events.pdf
    November | December 2019 ctbar.org | CT Lawyer 7 News & Events CONNECTICUT BAR ASSOCIATION CBA Leadership Honored by UConn School of Law (L to R) CBA President-elect Amy Lin Meyerson, Past President Karen DeMeola (2017-2018), CBA Vice President Cecil J. Thomas, and CBA President Ndidi N. Moses. On September 12, UCon…
  • President's Message | Balancing Work with Play to Save Your Legal Career.pdf
    4 CT Lawyer | ctbar.org November | December 2019 Sit with me and play,” said an unas-suming voice as I walked into the house. At the time, I was preoccu- pied with composing a mental list of very critical tasks I had to do, and I almost did not hear the voice repeat the request, this time with an emphasis on the word play. …
  • 2 CT Lawyer NovDec 19 - Fourth Diversity and Inclusion Summit.pdf
    10 CT Lawyer | ctbar.org November | December 2019 On October 23, members of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) Diver- sity & Inclusion Summit Committee gathered with other leaders in the legal profession for the fourth annual Connecticut Diversity & Inclusion Summit: The Collaborative Blueprint at Quinnipiac Univ…
  • CT Lawyer Magazine - November/December 2019
    New Revisions to the Rules Loosen Some But Not AllOf the Restrictions on Self Promotion LAWYER ADVERTISING IN CONNECTICUT CT November | December 2019 LAWYER Volume 30 | Number 2 Submit Your Order Name: Firm/Organization: Street Address: (No PO Boxes, Please) Ste/Rm/Apt #: City: State: Zip: Person Ordering: Phone: E-mail: Method of Payment
  • Court Decisions | Highlights from Recent Superior Court Decisions.pdf
    36 CT Lawyer | ctbar.org November | December 2019  Civil Rights The Connecticut Public Accommodations Statute does not apply to public housing programs and therefore does not provide a remedy for alleged discrimination in the implementation of the state’s public assis- tance housing program. Rather, discrimi- nation in th…
  • Supreme Deliberations | Negligence 101.pdf
    34 CT Lawyer | ctbar.org November | December 2019 Legal duty, proximate cause, foresee-ability—hearing those words can bring back nightmares of the first year of law school. Our Supreme Court justices had the opportunity to relive those memories in not one, but two recent cases. In doing so, they gave the rest of us a ref…
  • Protecting Intellectual Property in the Era of Intelligent Machines.pdf
    26 CT Lawyer | ctbar.org November | December 2019 November | December 2019 ctbar.org | CT Lawyer 27 By Thomas K. Hedemann and Matthew S. Murphy Ill us tr at io n cr ed its : a nd re sr /G et ty Im ag es WHAT IS AI? AI can be defined as systems that use intelligent process- es in …
  • Volume 30, Number 2.pdf
    New Revisions to the Rules Loosen Some— But Not All—Of the Restrictions on Self Promotion LAWYER ADVERTISING IN CONNECTICUT CT November | December 2019 LAWYER Volume 30 | Number 2 Submit Your Order Name: Firm/Organization: Street Address: (No PO Boxes, Please) Ste/Rm/Apt #: City: Stat…
  • Are Fiduciaries Getting the Boot? Direct Standing for Beneficiaries in Estate-Related Litigation Post-Geremia.pdf
    26 CT Lawyer | ctbar.org September | October 2019 T he traditional rule has always been that claims belonging to the estate of a deceased person must be brought by the fidu- ciary of the estate.1 If the fiduciary is not doing his or her job, the beneficiaries can petition the probate court to replace the fiduciary.2 Two …
  • 1 CT LAWMAG SeptOct 2019 - Linked.pdf
    CT September | October 2019 LAWYER Volume 30 | Number 1 03Years Informing the Connecticut Legal Community for Submit Your Order Name: Firm/Organization: Street Address: (No PO Boxes, Please) Ste/Rm/Apt #: City: State: Zip: Person Ordering: …
  • Young Lawyers | Come One, Come All: The Plate Balancing Act of the Young Lawyer.pdf
    38 CT Lawyer | ctbar.org September | October 2019 Come One, Come All: The Plate Balancing Act of the Young Lawyer Sometimes a young lawyer’s life feels a little like keeping 100 spin-ning plates in the air. I recently went to a circus themed show in Hartford. As always, it proved to be an incredible visual spectacle. …
  • Court Decisions | Highlights.pdf
    36 CT Lawyer | ctbar.org September | October 2019  Administrative Law New Section-Glen Oaks Condominium As- sociation v. Glen Oaks Condominium As- sociation, 68 CLR 157 (Shapiro, Robert B., J.T.R.), holds that the special “small board” rules to govern meetings of boards with 12 or fewer members, now available under Robert…
  • President's Message | Balancing Customs to Adapt to the Legal Industry Evolution.pdf
    4 CT Lawyer | ctbar.org September | October 2019 I remember spinning in circles in the office chairs in my father’s law office a few years after he became an attorney in 1990. As a newly minted, but not so young lawyer, large firms weren’t inter- ested in my father as an associate, and he had little choice but to go into so…
  • Connecticut Lawyer Magazine - September/October 2019
    CT September | October 2019 LAWYER Volume 30 | Number 1 03Years Informing the Connecticut Legal Community for Submit Your Order Name: Firm/Organization: Street Address: (No PO Boxes, Please) Ste/Rm/Apt #: City: State: Zip: Person Ordering: Phone: E-mail: Method of Payment Check Visa MC AMEX Discover Car
  • The Resource Report | Resolution of Legal Fee Disputes Program.pdf
    18 CT Lawyer | ctbar.org September | October 2019 The Connecticut Bar Association’s Resolution of Legal Fee Disputes Program helps lawyers and clients with a dispute over the fees incurred for legal services to find a solution to their problem through mediation and/or arbitration, rather than litigation. The dispute resoluti…
  • Professional Discipline Digest.pdf
    12 CT Lawyer | ctbar.org September | October 2019 Presentment ordered for violation of Rules 1.5(b) and (c), 1.15(e), and 8.4(4) concerning a dispute over funds and fees. The respondent was found to have held funds from settlement of one case to pay fees due in another without permis- sion for or notice of such conduct be…
  • Connecticut Moves to Protect Business Owners and Investors.pdf
    20 CT Lawyer | ctbar.org September | October 2019 T his past session, the Connecticut General Assembly has adopted legislation to provide clarity and predictability to business owners and investors regarding when their personal assets could be at risk because of the unpaid debts of a business entity in whic…
  • Supreme Deliberations | Mothers, Sons, and Powers of Attorney.pdf
    34 CT Lawyer | ctbar.org September | October 2019 The Supreme Court’s recent deci-sion in Geriatrics, Inc. v. McGee, 332 Conn. 1 (2019) presents an inter- esting legal issue but, unfortunately, a set of depressing facts that many of us have lived through and many more of us likely will in the future. Our cast includes H…
  • Standards of Title Committee Addresses the Probate Fee Lien with a Proposed New Standard.pdf
    With the enactment of section 454 of Public Act 15-5, now codified as Conn. Gen. Stat. Section 45a-107b, the State of Connecticut created a new form of lien, intended to secure any unpaid probate court fees incurred in connection with estates probated in the probate court. The new lien has certain similarities with the estate tax…