Gregory D’Auria Appointed as a Supreme Court Justice

Gregory D’Auria was sworn in as an associate justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court after a nomination by Governor Malloy. Justice D’Auria is filling the spot on the bench held by Associate Justice Peter T. Zarella prior to his retirement in December, and he is the third state Supreme Court justice to sit on the bench without prior judgeship experience.

Justice D’Auria has worked for the Office of the Attorney General for 23 years, where he served as an assistant general, associate attorney general for litigation, and head of the special litigation and charities unit. Attorney General George Jepsen appointed him the state’s first solicitor general in 2011.

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Justice Gregory D’Auria
Connecticut Supreme Court

Learn about the Changing Laws around Medical Marijuana at the CLC

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States’ Rights: Marijuana Laws under the New Administration
Hot Topics Track
Session A: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

What does the new administration mean for Medical Marijuana in Connecticut? Candidate Trump indicated that, if elected, his administration would likely not interfere with state-run medical marijuana programs, but he expressed ambivalence toward states’ rights when it comes to recreational marijuana laws. President Trump has telegraphed a similar position, though has provided no definitive pronouncement or taken action on these issues to date.

You Will Learn

  • About federal regulation of medical marijuana
  • About the likely legal impact of regulatory change for Connecticut producers, providers, patients, and their third party business partners
  • An overview of this quickly evolving legal arena


Earn all 12 of your 2017 MCLE credits in one day
with the Connecticut Legal Conference*

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*Full-day registrants can earn six in-person credits on June 12, and will receive access to On-Demand versions of more than 12 conference seminars for full CLE credit.

To learn more about the Connecticut Legal Conference on June 12,
visit ctlegalconference.com

YLS Legislative Breakfast

This annual event provides YLS members a unique opportunity to meet with state legislators in a relaxed and social atmosphere, allowing members the chance to informally discuss both legal and legislative issues facing Connecticut today.

When
Wednesday, May 3

Where
State Legislative Office Building
First Floor Executive Dining Room
Hartford

Featured Guests

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State Representative Christine Conley

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State Representative Stephanie Cummings

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Congratulations “Celebrate with the Stars” Award Winners

Thank you to all of the attendees and our sponsors for helping
make this year’s “Celebrate with the Stars” a success!

Congratulations to the 2017 CBA Stars
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(L to R) Dwight H. Merriam, Louis R. Pepe, Shelley White, Daniel J. Foster,
Edward M. Kweskin, Bret Kupfer, E. Patricia Llodra, Eileen Jenetopulos,
Shari-Lynn Shore, Peter Arakas, Anne Stanback, Sudha Setty,
Justice Richard A. Robinson, and Richard W. Callahan.

For a full photo album of the “Celebrate with the Stars” event, visit our Facebook page!

CBA Officers Attend ABA Bar Leadership Institute

CBA President Monte E. Frank and Vice President Jonathan M. Shapiro attended this year’s American Bar Association Bar Leadership Institute on March 15-17 in Chicago. This annual conference prepares presidents-elect and other officers on the presidential track to lead their bar associations in service to members, the legal profession, and the public. In the photo below, President Frank and Vice President Shapiro are joined by ABA President Linda Klein and ABA President-elect Hilarie Bass.

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Linda Klein, ABA President-elect Hilarie Bass,
and CBA President Monte E. Frank.

Serve More Clients with Limited Scope Representation Tools CLE

Wednesday, May 10
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
CBA Law Center

About the Program
Grow your practice by serving clients who have money but cannot afford to hire a full-service attorney. This seminar will teach you how to offer limited scope representation, coaching, and packages to expand your practice, and the communications techniques necessary to avoid getting grieved.

You Will Learn

  • About limited scope representation, unbundled legal services, and alternative business models, whether they are right for your practice, and how to integrate them into your toolkit
  • Best practices for written communications, including engagement/disengagement letters, with a focus on creating sustainable limited representation relationships
  • Ethical considerations at the beginning of attorney-client relationships, and the special concerns in limited representations
  • How to maintain the boundaries of limited scope representations

CLE Credits
CT: 2.5 CLE Credits (0.5 Ethics/2.0 Professional Practice)
NY: 3.0 CLE Credits (0.5 Ethics/2.5 Professional Practice)

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Now Available: New Advance Release CBJ Article

CBJView the latest advance release article of the Connecticut Bar Journal before it comes out in the next issue!

Business Litigation: 2016 in Review
by William J. O’Sullivan

This article is a summary of two appellate court decisions in which substantial damage awards were vacated due to lack of supporting documentary evidence.

To see the full version of this week’s Weekly Docket, click here.