Don't Miss Out on these Four Great CLE Programs!

Separation Agreements:
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
When:
Monday, May 1
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Where:
CBA Law Center
30 Bank St
New Britain

Contact:
Member Service Center
msc@ctbar.org
(844)469-2221

About the Program
Separation agreements are the most common tool used to resolve a divorce case. It is imperative that the drafting of this document is precise, clear, and effectively sets forth the intention of the parties. Often times issues with these agreements do not become clear until years down the road.

This program will offer tips and tools for drafting agreements to prevent post-judgment issues, provide explanation and guidance about tax, support and asset division issues, and provide examples of common dilemmas and mistakes in drafting agreements in a dissolution matter. Protect your clients and protect yourself.
CLE Credit
CT: 2.0 CLE Credits
NY: 2.0 CLE Credits (2.0 Professional Practice)

You Will Learn

  • Strategies, tips and tools to implement in drafting agreements to prevent post-judgement issues
  • How to avoid common dilemmas and mistakes in drafting agreements
  • Red flags to look out for when reviewing agreements drafted by other attorneys

Organizers
Thamar Esperance-Smith
Greater Hartford Legal Aid
Hartford
Elizabeth K. Moran
Schoonmaker George & Blomberg PC

  Old Greenwich
Speakers
  Barbara D. Aaron
Berman Bourns Aaron & Dembo LLC
Hartford
 Norman A. Roberts
Law Offices of Norman Roberts LLC
Darien
Aidan Welsh
Schoonmaker George & Blomberg PC
  Old Greenwich

Cost
(Includes a light dinner and parking in the public garage at 35 Bank St)
Member $75
Non-Member $125
Student Member $25  
School Choice: Better Parental Rights
or the  Death of Public Education
When:
Tuesday, May 16
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Where:
CBA Law Center
30 Bank St
New Britain

Contact:
Member Service Center
msc@ctbar.org
(844)469-2221

About the Program
The Trump Administration has expressed interest in reducing the role of government in education, by re-purposing funds available to States under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to vouchers that parents can use to enroll their children in public schools, charter schools, private schools, religious schools or cyber schools.

What does this mean in practice?  Will the non-public schools be subject to minimum standards for education?  Will the vouchers be large enough to pay for a quality education?  Will public schools end up being the only option for the poor and the disabled?  Students with disabilities currently have an array of rights under both the IDEA and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  Will those rights continue to exist?  Does competition produce better education?  How does federal vouchercomport with Art. 8, ยง 1 of the Connecticut Constitution guaranteeing free public elementary and secondary schools?
CLE Credit
CT: 2.0 CLE Credits
NY: 2.0 CLE Credits (2.0 Professional Practice)

You Will Learn

  • An overview of the current laws concerning education
  • About the current CCJEF v. Rell litigation
  • About the issues relating to education funding in Connecticut
  • A review of proposed federal policies relating to education

Moderator
Lauren Peterson
YLS Education Law Chair
Speaker
Andrew A. Feinstein
Feinstein Education Law Group
Mystic
Cost
(Includes a light dinner and parking in the public garage at 35 Bank St)
Member $75
Non-Member $125
Student Member $25  
Sales of Distressed Companies:
In and Out of Bankruptcy
When:
Wednesday, May 17
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where:
CBA Law Center
30 Bank St
New Britain

Contact:
Member Service Center
msc@ctbar.org
(844)469-2221

This program will assist both corporate and bankruptcy counsel in advising clients who wish to buy or sell distressed businesses outside of bankruptcy as well as within a bankruptcy proceeding.  Experienced practitioners and an investment banker will provide practical tips to assist counsel in choosing options and devising strategies that mitigate risk and get the deal closed.
CLE Credit
CT: 3.5 CLE Credits
NY: 4.0 CLE Credits (4.0 Professional Practice)

You Will Learn

  • Options for selling distressed companies
  • How to identify common risks in distressed sales
  • How to communicate practical tips for formulating sale strategies and getting deals closed
  • Learn how investment bankers can assist (even small-to mid-sized sellers)
  • Analyze ethical issues arising in distressed transactions (e.g. who's your client, ABA opinion re: negotiations, handling scrivener's errors and more)
  • How to consider potential bankruptcy alternatives, including assignments for the benefit of creditors (ABC's), Article 9 sales and receiverships
  • The impact of recent bankruptcy law decisions, including Jevic, General Motors, and others
Moderators
Patrick R. Linsey
Zeisler & Zeisler PC
Bridgeport
Robert A. White
Murtha Cullina LLP
Hartford
Speakers
Matthew K. Beatman
Zeisler & Zeisler PC
Bridgeport
Daniel C. Cohn
Murtha Cullina LLP
Boston, MA
Jeffrey B. Gaynor
TrueNorth Capital Partners LLC
Stamford
Thomas A. Gugliotti
Updike Kelly & Spellacy PC
Hartford
  Jason A. Marsh
Green and Sklarz LLC
New Haven
Cost
(Includes a light dinner and parking in the public garage at 35 Bank St)
Member $145
Non-Member $290
Student Member $75  
The Essentials of Estate Administration
When:
Friday, May 19
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where:
CBA Law Center
30 Bank St
New Britain

Contact:
Member Service Center
msc@ctbar.org
(844)469-2221

Learn about the estate administration process from a probate judge, a probate clerk, and experienced attorneys. This program will guide you through the entire process of probating an estate, with focus on the Probate Court Rules of Procedure. Learn how to properly and effectively work with the court and procedural rules to get optimal results for your clients.
CLE Credit
CT: 3.5 CLE Credits
NY: 4.0 CLE Credits (4.0 Professional Practice)

You Will Learn

  • The basic timeline and process of estate administration
  • Important Probate Court Rules of Procedure that govern various aspects of estate administration
  • Practical knowledge and tips to ensure you are prepared to handle estate administration process from start to finish

Speakers
Hon. Beverly Streit-Kefalas
Milford-Orange Probate Court
Milford
Christina Bianchi
Milford-Orange Probate Court
Milford  

  Douglas R. Brown
Brody Wilkinson PC
Southport
 
Ann Fowler Cruz
Cohen and Wolf PC
Bridgeport
Cost
(Includes a light dinner and parking in the public garage at 35 Bank St)
Member $145
Non-Member $290
Student Member $75  
 
Materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. No paper copies will be prepared. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent.

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional credits. Financial hardship information available upon request.

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