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March 2015   Volume 25/Number 7

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Celebrate with the Stars Award Winner Profiles

   Distinguished Public Service Award - Carlton L. Highsmith
   Citizen of the Law Award - Henri Alexandre
   Henry J. Naruk Judiciary Award - The Honorable Janet Bond Arterton
   John Eldred Shields Distinguished Professional Service Award - Louis R. Pepe
   Tapping Reeve Legal Educator Award - Professor Jon Bauer
   Citizen for the Law Award - Carolyn Golden Hebsgaard 

   Young Lawyers Section Vanguard Award - Emily Gianquinto

   The Honorable Anthony V. DeMayo Pro Bono Award
    James Hirschfield
Norman K. Janes
Elizabeth L. McMahon

    Michael Smiley

Reforming Legal Education
By The Honorable Kenneth Shluger

The Connecticut Bar Association created a Task Force on the Future of Legal Education and Standards of Admission to develop recommendations for law school curriculum and potential changes to the rules governing the Connecticut Bar examination. What follows is a summary from the chair of the task force of key points from the full report, which is available on the CBA website.
  Related Resources:
   • CBA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education and Standards of Admission
     Full Report

   • Twenty Years After the MacCrate Report: A Review of the Current State of the Legal  

     Education Continuum and the Challenges Facing the Academy, Bar, and Judiciary

Short Calendar 101
By Eamonn S. Wisneski

This primer provides an overview of effective practice in Connecticut’s short calendar system, including how to make markings, preparing for argument, and persuasive oral argument techniques.
Related Resources:
Practice Book § 11-13

  Civil Short Calendar Standing Order
  Short Calendar and the Marking Process Quick Reference Guide
  Instructions on Marking Short Calendar Matters Electronically

2014 Pro Bono Honor Roll
Connecticut’s legal communities handled a number of pro bono cases last year through Connecticut Pro Bono Network-affiliated organizations. See which attorneys are recognized for their inspiring work in this annual listing.


President’s Message

“All progress in social matters is gradual.” In Re Hall, 50 Conn. 131, 132 (1882).
By Mark A. Dubois

A Message from the Executive Director

Your Opportunity to Make a Difference!

By Douglas S. Brown

Time to Go Pro Bono

CBA Elder Law Section Steps Up for Pro Bono

By  Steven D. Eppler-Epstein and Kevin J. Brophy

Building Your Practice

Eleven Ways to Slay the Conversation-Starter Dragon

By Andrea Obston

Supreme Deliberations

Ruiz v. Victory Properties, LLC, 315 Conn. 320 (2015): How Narrowly Should the Foreseeability Inquiry Be Framed When Defining a Legal Duty of Care?

By Charles D. Ray and Matthew A. Weiner

Young Lawyers

Leveling the Playing Field for Women in the Law
By Emily Graner Sexton



Upcoming Events Calendar
April - May 2015


Informal Opinions


CBA News & Events
Association News
Peers and Cheers
In Memoriam

Court Decisions
Highlights from Recent Superior Court Decisions


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