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Dec 2015/Jan 2016   Volume 26/Number 4


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Appealingly Brief: The Little Book of Big Appellate Tips or How to Write Persuasive Briefs and Excel at Oral Argument
By Daniel J. Klau
This article covers selected tips from longtime appellate lawyer Daniel Klau’s new book, which covers advice on topics such as pre-appeal as well as suggestions for improving appellate brief writing and oral argument skills. Purchase your copy today!

Credit Card Surcharges and Cash Discounts—Recent Litigation
By Elizabeth C. Yen
There are several important legal consequences that flow from offering a “discount” below a higher “regular” retail price and adding a surcharge to a regular retail price when trying to discourage consumers from using credit cards to pay for their purchase. This article covers the recent litigation in this area of law.

Acceptance Remarks for the Trailblazer Award
By Justice Lubbie Harper, Jr.
Read Justice Harper's inspiring acceptance speech for the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association's prestigious Trailblazer Award.

Causes of Action for Financial Exploitation of Seniors
By Joseph A. Cipparone
Know a senior who has lost a significant amount of money from theft by a caregiver or family member? Learn what you have to prove to recover the missing funds in a civil court action.


President’s Message
Random Reflections on the Fundamental Values of the Connecticut Bar Association
Part 2

By William H. Clendenen, Jr.

A Message from the Executive Director

Charting the Future of Our Profession

By Douglas S. Brown

Time to Go Pro Bono

Hacking Away at the Access to Justice Gap: Welcoming a New Generation for Success

By Karen DeMeola

Building Your Practice

This Year: Avoid the Silent Killer

By Walt Hampton

Supreme Deliberations

Campos v. Coleman, 319 Conn. 36 (2015): Defining the Court’s Role

By Charles D. Ray and Matthew A. Weiner

Young Lawyers

Welcome to the YLS Cup
By Matthew Necci



Informal Opinions

Court Decisions
Highlights from Recent Superior Court Decisions

News & Events
Peers & Cheers
In Memoriam



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