Transgender and Genderqueer Public School Students: School Safety in an Era of Uncertainty

The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) is presenting the symposium, Transgender and Genderqueer Public School Students: School Safety in an Era of Uncertainty, on July 27 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in The Old Judiciary Room at The Capitol. There is no charge to attend and light refreshments will follow the symposium. This program qualifies for CLE credit.

This event will provide educators and attorneys the opportunity to identify and discuss law which protects LGBTQA+ students from unlawful discrimination and discriminatory bullying in the schools.

Panelists will review and discuss best practices regarding education, advocacy, and protection for transgender and genderqueer students in public schools. In accordance with the mission of the CHRO, the event is intended to inform attendees about the protections afforded these students by human rights statutes in the state of Connecticut and to provide a forum of equal opportunity and justice that they establish. Panelists include:

Robin McHaelen, Executive Director, True Colors Inc. – Robin McHaelen has been an advocate for LGBTQ youth in Connecticut for many years, and regularly provides workshops and training on sexuality and gender diversity for students and professionals alike. Her talk will draw from her work with True Colors, and touch specifically on how schools might address the needs of transgender and genderqueer/nonconforming students (i.e. students who chose not to identify as either male or female).

Dustin Rader, English Teacher, Canton High School – Dustin Rader was named to NBC Out’s #Pride30 list for 2017 recognizing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer change makers nationwide. He will speak about transgender-related experiences in schools.

Michael Roberts, CHRO Human Rights Attorney; CT Equality Coalition member – Michael Roberts will give a short presentation on anti-discrimination protections on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Alix Simonetti, CHRO Human Rights Attorney; CT Equality Coalition member – Alix Simonetti will provide opening remarks on the historical context for the symposium’s discussion.

Karla Vasquez, President. CT Association of School Psychologists – Karla Vasquez will speak about the psychological resources available to transgender and genderqueer students in public schools.

If you require any further information or accommodations, please contact Thomas.Reid@ct.gov

Apply Today for the Presidential Fellowship Program

Do you want to become more involved in CBA sections and further develop your leadership skills? Apply today for the Presidential Fellowship Program!

As a Presidential Fellow, you will:

  • Serve on the Executive Committee of their selected section as ed-officio members
  • Be assigned to work with a senior executive committee member who will serve as a coach and help expose the Fellow to all aspects of the committee membership
  • Attend section meetings
  • Become involved in a section project
  • Present at a section meeting
  • Serve as a section ambassador to the Young Lawyers Section (along with the Young Lawyers Section chair) to promote membership and participation of other young, transitioning, and diverse lawyers
  • Receive a waiver of all fees for section membership and attendance at section meetings

Submit your application by Friday, July 21 to Carol DeJohn at cdejohn@ctbar.org

Click Here to Apply Today

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(L to R) Andrew Walter, Latisha Davis, Emily Gianquinto, Tamar Bakhbava, Jessie Opinion, Karolyn Ryan, Cody Guarnieri, Danielle Edwards, and Lucas Hernandez

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John H. Driscoll, Jr. Appointed as Senior Vice President, Regional Market Executive for Webster Private Bank

CBA member John H. Driscoll, Jr. has been appointed as the senior vice president, regional market executive for Webster Private Bank’s Hartford and New Haven offices. Attorney Driscoll is a tax attorney with over 30 years experience in investment, financial, and estate and tax planning. He serves on the executive committee of the Estates and Probate Section and the Sports and Entertainment Section.

Prior to joining Webster, Attorney Driscoll was with the U.S. Trust Company, N.A. where he oversaw 10 financial and estate planning professionals, and was a Senior Tax Manager at Arthur Andersen LLP, where he focused on personal financial planning and family wealth planning.

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John H. Driscoll, Jr.

Committee Requests for the 2017-2018 Bar Year

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Committees are critical to our success as a member-driven organization. Service on a committee is a great way to advance your profession, build your network, and share your expertise with fellow members.

If you’re interested in remaining in your committee or possibly joining another, please fill out this Committee Selection Request Form.

Don’t delay! Request forms must be submitted by midnight on Friday, June 30, 2017. This will allow President-elect Karen DeMeola to review the requests and finalize the committee appointments.

If you have any questions about the process, contact Carol DeJohn at (860)612-2000 or cdejohn@ctbar.org.

Committees with Openings
Civics Education Committee
Diversity Committee
Immigration Committee
Medical Marijuana Committee
Membership Committee
Municipal Law Committee
Privacy & Data Security Committee
Pro Bono Committee
Professionalism Committee

 

Connecticut Legal Conference President’s Track

f20eddcb-0a8e-41c4-a703-544d8cc28bfcEarn all 12* of your MCLE credits with the Connecticut Legal Conference
June 12, Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford

The Opioid Crisis in Connecticut – Medical and Legal Perspectives
The Presidents Track
Session A: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Over 900 Connecticut residents died from an opioid overdoes in 2016. This statistic is echoed through the United States. It is a rare attorney who has not been impacted by this epidemic, whether in their practice, their community, or closer to home. Learn about the situation in Connecticut and what is being done to help from medical and legal authorities.

Moderator
Ralph J. Monaco, Conway Londregan Sheehan & Monaco PC, New London

Speakers
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC
Representative Rosa C. Rebimbas, Connecticut House of Representatives, Naugatuck
Representative Sean Scanlon, Connecticut House of Representatives, Guilford
Dr. Daniel Tobin, Yale Medical School, New Haven

CLE Credits
1.5 Hours (AOP)47bf6f0b-f91d-437e-a16a-4ae0b31e6edb

*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 President’s Track seminars and see more stories from this week’s Weekly Docket, click here!

Why You Will Become Obsolete

Building Your Practice
Why You Will Become Obsolete
By Walt Hampton

82003af6-213a-4006-84c3-47df9a42b0f1In this Connecticut Lawyer article, Walt Hampton explains how our addiction to the “undisciplined pursuit of more” caused by constant interruptions of checking and re-checking e-mails, smartphones, tablets, etc., disallows us to complete deep work, deeming us replaceable.

Read Walt’s tips on how to stay focused and not become obsolete.

Get more keys to success from Walt Hampton at the CLC:f20eddcb-0a8e-41c4-a703-544d8cc28bfc
Pre-conference Mindfulness Speaker
Legal Tech/Law Firm Practice Management Track Speaker