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  • Litigation Section Meeting: Annual Appellate Review for Litigators (SLS200116)


    Speakers Linda Morkan, Robinson + Cole, LLP Karen Dowd, Horton Dowd Bartschi & Levesque, PC Ken Bartschi, Horton Dowd Bartschi & Levesque, PC Program Description Every year the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Court decide hundreds of cases with the potential to change how we litigate.  You want to know if they did, and how. Three veteran appellate attorneys join us for a look back …
  • Litigation Section Meeting (SLS191114)


    Everyday Bias, Everyday Solutions: Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Your World Program description: Bias affects our daily interactions, often so seamlessly that we may not even recognize when it manifests.  This session will give you the tools to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the world immediately around you:  your professional dealings with clients and collea…
  • Litigation Section Meeting (SLS190926)


    Trial Advocacy: Tips for Winning Your Verdict Speaker Antonio Ponvert III, Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC Program Description At trial, what matters most? There are so many moving parts that one can easily lose sight of the key turning points that control the outcome. Attorney Antonio Ponvert III joins us for a discussion of the Top Ten trial practice choices and strategies that can win or sink…
  • Potential Impact of Soto v. Bushmaster upon the Scope of CUTPA CLE (VAT190416)


    Attorneys Langer and Belt are two of the co-authors of the leading Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA) treatise, “Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices, Business Torts and Antitrust,” (Vol. 12, Connecticut Practice Series, Thomson Reuters). They will discuss the potential impact of the recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Soto v. Bushmaster Firearms International LLC, 331 Conn. 53 (2019) u…
  • Litigation Section Meeting: Business Valuation: Tips and Traps (SLS190328)


    Speaker William Murray, CPA, ABV, CFF, ASA, of Blum Shapiro Program Description How much is a business worth? Any red flags you should look for when someone answers that question? Bill Murray will teach you. Join us for grisly tales of forensic accounting, hard-hitting financial analysis, and a peek into a fellow profession, as CPA and forensic accountant William Murray of Blum Shapiro guides us t…
  • Litigation Section: Getting E-Discovery into Evidence (SLS190425)


    I've Received All of This E-Discovery. Now How Do I Get it into Evidence? Program Description Attorney Jonathan Kaplan joins us for an interactive evening exploring the various ways to get your social media, email and text evidence admitted. He will present a game plan on how to get your evidence admitted and keep evidence of the opposing party out. Attorney Kaplan practices in the area of complex…
  • Complying with the Medicare Secondary Payer Act: Everything You Need to Know in 2019 CLE (EDU190415)


    The Medicare Secondary Payer act (MSP) was enacted on December 5, 1980. Despite being federal law for over thirty-five years, many liability attorneys still struggle with ensuring their settlements fully comply with the statute’s three basic requirements: ensure Medicare remains secondary to settlement proceeds, reimbursement of Medicare’s conditional payment, and report the settlement via the Sec…
  • Beyond Standard Discovery: Drafting, Objecting, and Responding CLE (EYL190409)


    Many Connecticut Superior Court cases don't go beyond the Court’s standard form discovery. But properly handling “non-standard” discovery is still an important skill for many attorneys. This program will provide a detailed overview of how to draft, object, and respond to discovery.
  • A Practical Guide to Arbitration in Connecticut CLE (EYL190226)


    Learn about the nuances of arbitration and get practical pointers for success from four experienced arbitrators and attorneys. The program will cover arbitration from the drafting of an agreement to the confirmation of an award.
  • Litigation Section: An Evening with Connecticut Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson (SLS190131)


    Program Description Join the CBA Litigation Section on January 31st at 6:00 PM for an evening with Connecticut Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson.  As we enter a new year, Chief Justice Robinson will give attendees an update on the state of the Connecticut judiciary and impart some of his impressions and lessons learned from his first nine months as Chief Justice.  Chief Justice Robinson …
  • The Anatomy of a Class Action CLE (EDU190213)


    Experienced federal and state court jurists, as well as seasoned counsel for plaintiffs and defendants, will discuss many of the key components of class action practice.
  • Cancelled - Litigation Section: Death of a Party (SLS181115)


    Speakers Joseph E. Gasser, Wiggin and Dana LLP Scott T. Garosshen, Horton Dowd Bartschi & Levesque PC Program Description Every now and then a lawsuit outlives one (or both) parties. What do you do as an attorney--either for the deceased or an opponent--to safeguard your client's interests? Does the particular claim survive the party's death under the survival statute? Who is your client (or y…
  • Litigation Section: Storytelling for Lawyers (SLS181025)


    Speaker Christopher Kriesen Founder and principal of the Kalon Law Firm LLC Program Description Attorney and storyteller Christopher Kriesen will unmask litigation strategies on effective trial storytelling. You will learn a Legal Storytelling model, how to make a jury empathize with you and your client, and how to guide a jury to a decision in your favor by tapping into universal themes, mytholo…
  • Successfully Litigating Attorneys' Fees Claims CLE (ELS181023)


    The “American Rule” that each party is responsible for its own attorney’s fees has narrowed, as grounds for recovering attorney’s fees can be found in statute, common law and contract. Recovery of attorney’s fees is an issue in virtually every lawsuit, and is frequently the most significant issue. Litigators must not approach attorney’s fees claims as an afterthought to the underlying claims, but …
  • Litigation Section Meeting: Arbitration & Mediation: A How-To Guide (SLS180920)


    Cost: $36 Regular $15 (To make meeting attendance affordable to all, we offer a “lend-a-hand” rate of $15. If the full rate would be an obstacle to your attending, please remit the “lend-a-hand”  rate.  No questions asked.) CLE Credits: *CT: 1.0 CLE Credit  |  NY: 0.0 CLE Credits Schedule: 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Cocktails & Social 6:30 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. Dinner Served 6:40 …
  • Essentials of Depositions CLE (EYL181204)


    Sharpen your deposition skills with this seminar. Attendees will learn how to best prepare and execute a deposition from experienced practitioners. This seminar aims to improve deposition practice in the areas of civil litigation, including the workers’ compensation forum, from the planning stage to the use of deposition materials in motions, trials, and hearings.
  • Litigation Retreat CLE (SLS190515)


    This retreat will provide attendees with practical updates and skills training, networking, and opportunities to get to know other practitioners in a non-adversarial atmosphere. Invest in your litigation practice and your professional development.
  • Litigation Section
    Article I, Section 2 of the bylaws of the Litigation Section of the CBA, amended by the Board of Governors on September 16, 1996, provides that “the purpose of this section shall be to promote the objectives of the Connecticut Bar Association within the field of civil justice and litigation.” The Litigation Section views that as requiring regular Executive Committee/Section meetings between Septem…