Hartford County Bar Association presents


Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 8:45 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
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Registration & breakfast 8:45 a.m.
Program 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
This program qualifies for 1.5 hours of CT & NY CLE Credits
Already reached your required CT CLE requirement quota of 12 credits? Apply this program's 1.5 CLE credits  to next year's requirement!



HCBA Conference Center 
100 Pearl Street, 2nd floor
Hartford, CT 06103

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Jeanette Bonee 
Hartford County Bar Association 

Update on New Laws and Rules Affecting Attorneys and Clients 

This annual CLE program will provide an overview of new laws enacted by the Connecticut General Assembly and Practice Book changes recently adopted by the judges of the Superior Court. It is ideal for solo, small firm and general practitioners.

A panel consisting of two lawyer-legislators and a Superior Court judge will discuss:

  • Recent new laws affecting various practice areas such as civil and criminal law and justice, public health, construction, consumer protection, energy and environment, insurance and real estate, labor and employment, municipalities and transportation.
  • The state budget and taxes and spending for state agencies and programs. Impact of budget cuts and staff reductions on Superior Court operations and services for attorneys and clients.
  • New Superior Court rules concerning civil practice and procedure and revisions to the Rules of Professional Conduct, most of which take effect Jan. 1, 2019; update on minimum continuing legal education; revisions to the Connecticut Code of Evidence, effective Feb. 1, 2018.
  • What to expect from the General Assembly and state government in 2019 for legislation, the state budget, policies and regulations concerning civil law, practice and procedure.

The program will provide all attorneys with practical information to remain current and informed about new laws, policies and recent changes to the rules of practice.


Rep. Themis Klarides (R-Derby), House Republican Leader; Of Counsel, Cohen and Wolf, P.C.

Rep. Matthew D. Ritter (D-Hartford), House Majority Leader; Counsel, Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Hon. David M. Sheridan, Presiding Judge for Civil Matters, Hartford Judicial District


Matthew P. Hallisey, Matthew Hallisey Government Affairs, LLC, Hartford; Silvester & Kappes, Hartford

Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities.  It is the opinion of this provider that this activity  qualifies for up to 1.5 hour toward your annual CLE requirement in Connecticut.

This Continuing Legal Education program is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys and has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.5 credit hour per session, applicable to the Areas of Professional Practice requirement.
CLE Certificates of Accreditation will be issued upon request. Please contact the HCBA office if you would like to receive a certificate.The HCBA offers adjusted CLE seminar registration fees for HCBA members who require financial assistance. Discounts will be granted on an individual, case by case basis. Please contact Jeanette Bonee at 860-525-8106 for a confidential discussion.