Section Spotlight: Environmental Law Section

Former US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator and Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Commissioner Gina McCarthy addressed an audience of 200 environmental professionals at the Connecticut Science Center on Thursday, March 22. The Environmental Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA), Connecticut Environmental Forum (CEF), Connecticut Society for Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP-CT), and Environmental Professionals’ Organization of Connecticut (EPOC) hosted the sold-out event, “An Evening with Gina McCarthy.”

During her lecture, McCarthy shared her views of the current and future state of environmental regulations at the local, regional, national, and international levels. “It is a difficult time but we must feel positive about the world and the future,” expressed McCarthy. “We have the rule of law on our side and that is what matters and that is what will prevent us from going backwards.”

McCarthy served as the EPA administrator from 2013-2017 and CT DEEP commissioner from 2004-2009. She has been a leading advocate for common sense strategies to protect public health and the environment for more than 35 years. Currently, McCarthy serves as director of Harvard Chan’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, and is a professor at the Harvard University Center for the Environment and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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(Pictured L to R) SWEP-CT Co-chair Jane Kimball Warren, CBA Environmental Law Section Chair M. Anne Peters, EPOC Executive Director Seth Molofsky, Event Speaker Gina McCarthy, CEF President Todd Berman, and SWEP-CT Board Member Jordana Langford, at “An Evening with Gina McCarthy.”
Event speaker Gina McCarthy shared her views of the current and future state of environmental regulations.

2-13-17 Capitol Update


The CBA’s legislative lobbyist, Bill Chapman, guides us through the 2017 legislative session (January 4 – June 7), with latest news, interviews, CBA position updates, and more in the Capitol Update newsletter and video series. These Capitol Updates are also available to members at

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2-13-17 Capitol Update Newsletter

Practice Tips with Brendon Levesque

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In this week’s edition of Practice Tips, CBA member Brendon Levesque of Horton Shields & Knox PC, discusses the obligation to keep current with technology, as required by Rule 1.1. Levesque reviews proper communication with clients, focusing on text messaging.

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