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

Learn about the Changing Laws around Medical Marijuana at the CLC


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*


*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

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

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!

Volunteers Needed for National High School Mock Trial Championship

National High School Mock Trial Championship

Civics First CT will be the host of this year’s National High School Mock Trial Championship, held May 11-13 in Hartford. High School students throughout the country will convene in Connecticut’s capital to compete, and volunteers are needed to help as judges of this special event.

For more information about the National High School Mock Trial Championship, or to volunteer as a judge, e-mail info@civicsfirstct.org, call (860)357-5300, or visit 2017nationalmocktrial.org by April 15.

The Connecticut Bar Association is the proud sponsor of Judges Reception, to be held on May 12. All volunteer judges of the National High School Mock Trial Championship are invited to attend this reception.

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)


For more education news, view our Education Update archive here!

DCF Insider Tips for the Criminal and Family Attorney

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Quinnipiack Club
New Haven

About the Program
This seminar will provide an introduction to the process of how a case is investigated from intake to litigation by the Department of Children and Families. There will be further discussion regarding how involvement with DCF can impact your client’s case, whether in a criminal or family court context.

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

View our calendar for a full list of upcoming CLE events!


Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Essentials

Tuesday, February 28
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Essentials
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
CBA Law Center

About the Program
Learn the basics of representing a client in Chapter 13 bankruptcy from initial evaluation through conclusion. The Chapter 13 trustee for the District of Connecticut and an experienced practitioner will explain the process and provide insight from their unique individual perspectives.

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


2017 Ladder Award Winner Announced

The Women in the Law Section, in association with the Young Lawyers Section Women in the Law Committee are pleased to announce that the 2017 Ladder Award winner is the Honorable Maria Araujo Kahn.The award will be presented at the Pathways to Leadership for Women Lawyers on March 23 at the Inn at Middletown.

Judge Kahn is currently assigned to the Fairfield Judicial District in Bridgeport where she hears criminal matters. Prior to her appointment to the Superior court in 2006, she was an Assistant US Attorney. As a federal prosecutor, Judge Kahn was responsible for complex white collar investigations and prosecutions, both civil and criminal, in the areas of health care fraud, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, and trade secrets.

The Ladder Award was created by the YLS Women in the Law Committee in 2007 to honor a woman attorney who has “left the ladder down” for those women who follow in her footsteps. The award is aimed at recognizing the efforts of women in the profession who have recognized the importance of mentoring and supporting more junior lawyers in their own journeys to success in the profession. Past recipients of this award include The Honorable Anne C. Dranginis and Rosemary E. Giuliano.

Pathways to Leadership for Women Lawyers
March 23, 2017
Inn at Middletown

Hon. Maria Araujo Kahn

The New DOL Fiduciary Rule

Tuesday, February 21
The New DOL Fiduciary Rule
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
CBA Law Center, New Britain

About the Program
The U.S Department of Labor’s new fiduciary rule is here. Employers and plan fiduciaries must understand and adapt to the new rule to avoid breach of fiduciary duty claims. We will discuss what the new rule means for employers, plan fiduciaries, and participants.

CLE Credit
CT: 1.5 CLE Credit
NY: 1.5 CLE Credit (1.5 Professional Practice)