Read the Latest Issue of Connecticut Lawyer

The September/October Issue of Connecticut Lawyer is now available!

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This issue’s featured articles include:

Credit Card Surcharges and Cash Discounts: Update on Recent Litigation
By Elizabeth C. Yen

Out From under the Brick–A Long Road to a “New” Antitrust Remedy for Connecticut Consumers
By Michael Kurs

The New Connecticut Revised Uniform Arbitration Act
By Roy L. De Barbieri and Steward Edelstein

Should You Include an Arbitration Clause in Your Engagement Agreement?
By Houston Putnam Lowry

I Don’t Remember Learning That as a 1L: Four Tactics They Didn’t Teach You in Law School
By Kyle J. LaBuff

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Lunch and Learn: Tzedakah House

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Tzedakah House LLC, a CBA-preferred provider of insurance broker services, will host a lunch and learn on Wednesday, November 7 at the CBA Law Center in New Britain to review individual insurance options available in marketplace (non-Medicare) for 2019. Learn the factors to consider when selecting a plan for yourself, your family, and your firm.

Presidential Fellows Begin New Term

The Connecticut Bar Association launched the Presidential Fellowship Program in 2015 to encourage the active involvement of young lawyers in the activities of CBA sections and to increase section membership diversity. The program provides the Fellows with the opportunity to become involved in the substantive work of CBA sections, to help them develop into future leaders, and serves to promote sections to other members of the YLS and the bar.

Each Fellow serves a two year term and is affiliated with a senior bar section and selects a project intended to increase engagement in that section. Throughout the bar year, they will receive training and support for their work with their respective sections.

The new Presidential Fellows and their senior bar section for the 2018-2020 term include: Clair Howard, Labor and Employment Law Section; Kyle J. LaBuff, Solo and Small Firm Section; Patricia Nachilima, Litigation Section; Abena A. Sarpong, Health Law Section; Jennifer L. Shukla, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; and Thomas H. Wilkeson, Tax Section.

The Presidential Fellows and their senior bar section for the 2017-2019 term include: Daniel R. Cooper, Intellectual Property Section; and Suphi A. Philip, Family Law Section.

Presidential Fellows
(L to R) Suphi A. Philip, Kyle J. LaBuff, Patricia Nachilima, Abena A. Sarpong, Daniel R. Cooper, Jennifer L. Shukla, and Thomas H. Wilkeson.

Section Spotlight: Workers’ Compensation

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Commissioner John A. Mastropietro

On September 20, the CBA Workers’ Compensation Section sponsored a retirement dinner for Commissioner John A. Mastropietro at La Bella Vista in Waterbury. Section members, workers’ compensation attorneys, claim representatives, family, friends, and colleagues joined together to wish the commissioner well in future endeavors.

The CBA Workers’ Compensation Section aims to organize the members of the CBA who are workers’ compensation practitioners and to educate all members of the bar from all sides at all levels of expertise as to workers’ compensation law. Furthermore, this section attempts to provide services to organizations other than the CBA when those organizations are involved in the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation system.

Interested in joining the section? You can join the Workers’ Compensation Section at any time throughout the bar year.

Member Spotlight: Stand Down Volunteers

On September 21, the Connecticut Bar Association was honored once again to join over 100 agencies and social service organizations helping more than 1,000 Connecticut veterans at Stand Down 2018 at the Veterans Home in Rocky Hill. CBA volunteer attorneys provided assistance, as well as direction on where to go for ongoing services.

CBA volunteer attorneys included Lawrence Andrea, Richard D. Arconti, Stefany Buckley, Linda Bulkovich, Carrie M. Coulombe, Major Michael Criscuolo, Captain Vergil T. Decker, Jason M. Fragoso, Monte E. Frank, Major Donnial Hinds, Carmina Hirsch, Barbara Housen, Jonathan Klein, Frank A. Manfredi, Geoffrey Naab, Meghan Smith, and Winona Zimberlin.

Stand Down for homeless veterans was modeled after the Stand Down concept used during the Vietnam War to provide a safe retreat for units returning from combat operations. It provided battle-weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, health, and overall sense of well-being.

 

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Attend the 2018 Federal Tax Institute of New England

Be a part of the 8th Annual Federal Tax Institute of New England
October 18, St. Clements Castle, Portland

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Cost
Don’t miss out on early bird pricing*
Member $259
Law/Paralegal Student Member $159
Non-Member $409

Learn from national authorities about the latest developments in estate planning and tax law, including:

  • Digital Currency
  • The Impact of Federal Tax Law Changes
  • Asset Protection Techniques

Practitioners of all levels and in a wide variety of practice settings will find relevant content and training at this program.

The day will kick off with a networking breakfast followed by both plenary and break-out sessions presented in a two-track format. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity for the estate planning and tax communities.

*Early bird pricing ends 9/14.

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