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

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Why You Will Become Obsolete

Building Your Practice
Why You Will Become Obsolete
By Walt Hampton

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

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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.

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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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Litigation Section Retreat

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Litigation Section Retreat
May 17-19
Chatham Bars Inn
Chatham, Massachusetts

About the Program
Earn 8.0 CLE credits (7.0 Professional Practice, 1.0 Ethics) while honing your litigation skills. Get critical updates on recent decisions, legal technology, and ethics.

About the Venue
Don’t miss the special discounted room rate for those who register by April 13!

Connect with your colleagues at the Chatham Bars Inn, the most requested location for a section retreat, as voted by over 800 members. This unique retreat is a great opportunity to gain CLE credits while building substantive relationships.

You Will Learn

  • Recent decisions in business litigation
  • How to effectively use and work with dispositive motions
  • Technology in the courtroom: Using Trial Director confidently
  • How to enhance law firm productivity
  • How to spend more time lawyering by working with your paralegal
  • Navigating the ethics of using social media with clients
  • The psychology of the courtroom with one of the top trial lawyers, J. Jude Basile, by the American Trial Lawyers Association

For more information on this event and the special room rate, click here!

The I-9 Form and Immigration Compliance under the New Administration

Friday, April 7
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
CBA Law Center

About the Program
With new administration focused new immigration enforcement and compliance, learn what you need to know to help your clients ensure their I-9 forms are in order if the government comes knocking.

CLE Credit
CT: 2.0 CLE Credits
NY: 2.0 CLE Credits (2.0 Professional Practice)

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