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Fairfield County Bar Course Catalogue

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Late-Life Divorce & Divorce with Litigants of Diminished Capacity

Presented by Hon. Lynda B. Munro; Sandra Lax, Esq.; Linda L. Eliovson, Esq.


Recorded on: January 20th, 2016 – Hours: 2.0
Topics covered in this course include: What is diminished capacity?, Divorce with a conserved litigant, Support for a ment READ MORE

Recorded on: January 20th, 2016 – Hours: 2.0
Topics covered in this course include: What is diminished capacity?, Divorce with a conserved litigant, Support for a mentally ill spouse, History of Medicaid & Divorce – Case Studies, and more.

All Topics Covered:

– What is diminished capacity?
– Attorney’s ethical obligations and duties when a client has diminished capacity
– Divorce with a conserved litigant
– Support for a mentally ill spouse
– History of Medicaid & Divorce – Case Studies
– Current approaches to Divorces
– Pros & Cons – Divorce vs. Medicaid from a Financial Perspective


Presented By:

Hon. Lynda B. Munro; Sandra Lax, Esq.; Linda L. Eliovson, Esq.


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Family Law and Immigration The Basics of Immigration Law for Family Law Practitioner

Presented by Aleksandr Y. Troyb, Esq.; Eric J. Broder, Esq.


Recorded on: January 27th, 2016 – Hours: 2.0
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Recorded on: January 27th, 2016 – Hours: 2.0
The seminar will cover various aspects of immigration law that impact the practice of family law, including: Marriage Based Immigration Petitions, Impact of Immigration Status on Alimony, Prenuptial Agreements and Various Provisions, Child Custody & Travel, Hague / Non-Hague Countries, Impact of Affidavits of Support on Alimony Service of Process Abroad, and what to do if a country is not following the terms of an existing treaty.

All Topics Covered:

– Marriage Based Immigration Petitions
– Impact of Immigration Status on Alimony
– Prenuptial Agreements and Various Provisions
– Child Custody & Travel (Hague / Non-Hague Countries)
– Impact of Affidavits of Support on Alimony Service of Process Abroad (and what to do if a country is not following the terms of an existing treaty)


Presented By:

Aleksandr Y. Troyb, Esq.; Eric J. Broder, Esq.


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Distinctions/Differences Between Private Mediation and Court Mediation

Presented by Hon. Douglas C. Mintz; Hon. Lynda B. Munro


Recorded on: Febuary 10th, 2016 – Hours: 2.0
Topics covered in this course include: Overview of the current court annexed mediation programs in civil and family matter READ MORE

Recorded on: Febuary 10th, 2016 – Hours: 2.0
Topics covered in this course include: Overview of the current court annexed mediation programs in civil and family matters, Considerations of whether your case is ripe for mediation, Discussion of advantages/differences between private mediation and court mediation and what issues you should consider, and more.

All Topics Covered:

– Overview of the current court annexed mediation programs in civil and family matters
– Considerations of whether your case is ripe for mediation
– Discussion of advantages/differences between private mediation and court mediation and what issues you should consider
– Benefits of mediation in high profile cases and issues of publicity
– Benefits of mediation in various types of cases such as legal malpractice, trade secret violations, etc
– Discussion of strategies for confidentiality vs. public duties to disclose
– Benefits of mediation when dealing with a difficult client


Presented By:

Hon. Douglas C. Mintz; Hon. Lynda B. Munro


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Transformative, Facilitative and Evaluative Mediation

Presented by William Logue, JD


Recorded on: March 2th, 2017 – Hours: 2.0
“Decades ago Harvard Law Professor Frank Sander wrote about Fitting the Forum to the Fuss in selecting an appropriate ADR pro READ MORE

Recorded on: March 2th, 2017 – Hours: 2.0
“Decades ago Harvard Law Professor Frank Sander wrote about Fitting the Forum to the Fuss in selecting an appropriate ADR process – neutral evaluation, mediation, arbitration, litagation. Since then within just the mediation process various models become more defined and parties seek to talor the mediator and model more specifically yo yhe situation and parties. The literatiure, and this short summary, attempt to draw bright lines between styles. In practice those lines may not be so bright.”

~ The Logue Group

All Topics Covered:

– What are the differences
– How to select for your particular case
– Differences in preparation for each


Presented By:

William Logue, JD


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E-Filing in the Supreme Court & Appellate Courts: What you need to know to get it right the first time

Presented by Carl D. Cicchetti, Esq.; René L. Robertson, Esq.;


Recorded on: March 24th, 2016 – Hours: 2.0
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Recorded on: March 24th, 2016 – Hours: 2.0
Topics covered in this course include: Who Can E-File? What is E-Filed? How to E-File; What Still Needs to Be Paper Filed?; Common E-Filing Mistakes and Solutions, a Review of Recent Practice Book Changes concerning Briefs and Appendices – Questions and Answers.

All Topics Covered:

– Who Can E-File? What is E-Filed? How to E-File.
– What Still Needs to Be Paper Filed?
– Common E-Filing Mistakes and Solutions.
– A Review of Recent Practice Book Changes Concerning Briefs and Appendices – Questions and Answers


Presented By:

Carl D. Cicchetti, Esq.; René L. Robertson, Esq.;


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What To Do if a Grievance Arrives

Presented by Eugene Riccio, Esq.; Stephen J. Conover, Esq.


Recorded on: March 30th, 2017 – Hours: 2.0
Speakers will describe Connecticut’s lawyer disciplinary process and considerations if a grievance complaint arrives. Amo READ MORE

Recorded on: March 30th, 2017 – Hours: 2.0
Speakers will describe Connecticut’s lawyer disciplinary process and considerations if a grievance complaint arrives. Among the many questions to be addressed: For complaints from clients, do I still represent the client & what about pending client matters?; For complaints from non-clients, what can I disclose about my client?; How should I respond to the accusations in the Grievance Complaint?

All Topics Covered:

– For complaints from clients, do I still represent the client & what about pending client matters?
– For complaints from non-clients, what can I disclose about my client?
– How should I respond to the accusations in the Grievance Complaint?


Presented By:

Eugene Riccio, Esq.; Stephen J. Conover, Esq.


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Be a better written and oral advocate Tips from Justice Mclachlan and Dan Klau

Presented by Hon. C. Ian McLachlan (Ret.); Daniel J. Klau, Esq.


Recorded on: April 21th, 2016 – Hours: 2.0
A presentation to help lawyers write better briefs and present better oral arguments.  Topics include the purpose of briefs READ MORE

Recorded on: April 21th, 2016 – Hours: 2.0
A presentation to help lawyers write better briefs and present better oral arguments.  Topics include the purpose of briefs and oral argument, knowing your audience, tips for preparing and presenting briefs and oral argument, and ethical and professionalism issues.
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Your Evidence Toolbox: The 10 Sections Of The Connecticut Evidence Code We Need To Know To Professionally Try A Civil Case

Presented by Robert Adelman, Esq.


Recorded on: June 29th, 2016 – Hours: 2.0
Topics covered in this course inclu READ MORE

Recorded on: June 29th, 2016 – Hours: 2.0
Topics covered in this course include: Requirement of Authentication, Admissibility of Copies, Definition of Relevant Evidence, Exclusion of Evidence on Grounds of Prejudice, Confusion or Waste of Time, Evidence of Bias, Prejudice or Interest, Testimony of Experts, Definitions, Hearsay Exceptions: Availability of Declarant Immaterial, Admissibility of Business Entries and Photographic Copies, Hearsay within Hearsay, Residual Exception

All Topics Covered:

  • Requirement of Authentication
  • Admissibility of Copies
  • Definition of Relevant Evidence
  • Exclusion of Evidence on Grounds of Prejudice, Confusion or Waste of Time
  • Evidence of Bias, Prejudice or Interest
  • Testimony of Experts
  • Definitions
  • Hearsay Exceptions: Availability of Declarant Immaterial
  • Admissibility of Business Entries and Photographic Copies
  • Hearsay within Hearsay
  • Residual Exception

Presented By:

Robert Adelman, Esq.


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Recent Updates in Connecticut Real Property Law

Presented by Gregory P. Muccilli, Esq.


Recorded on: September 7th, 2017 – Hours: 2.0
Topics covered in this course include: Lender Topics & Foreclosures, Easements, Liens & Boundary Line Matters, St READ MORE

Recorded on: September 7th, 2017 – Hours: 2.0
Topics covered in this course include: Lender Topics & Foreclosures, Easements, Liens & Boundary Line Matters, Structures & Fences, Recent Interpretations of the Marketable Record Title Act, and more.

All Topics Covered:

– Lender Topics & Foreclosures
– Easements, Liens & Boundary Line Matters
– Structures & Fences
– Recent Interpretations of the Marketable Record Title Act
– Landlord / Tenant Update
– New Avenues of Lawyer Liability
– Municipal Matters

Presented By:

Gregory P. Muccilli, Esq.


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Presenting an effective appellate argument. Practical tips for your brief and oral arguments

Presented by Justice Andrew J. McDonald; Ronald E. Kowalski, II, Esq.


Recorded on: November 17th, 2015 – Hours: 2.0
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Recorded on: November 17th, 2015 – Hours: 2.0
Topics covered in this course include: Preparing a Persuasive Petition for Certification, Appellate Issue Selection, Crafting a Compelling Appellate Brief, What Makes an Effective Oral Argument, and more.

All Topics Covered:

– Preparing a Persuasive Petition for Certification
– Appellate Issue Selection
– Crafting a Compelling Appellate Brief
– What Makes an Effective Oral Argument
– Common Mistakes to Avoid
– Questions and Answers

Presented By:

Justice Andrew J. McDonald; Ronald E. Kowalski, II, Esq.


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