Hartford County Bar Association presents


Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
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Registration & breakfast 8:30 a.m.
Program 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
This program qualifies for 1.5 hours of CT 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 For 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, the Governor’s general counsel 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, many of which take effect Oct. 1, 2019.
  • The state budget and taxes and spending for state agencies and programs. Impact of the budget on Superior Court staffing, operations and services for attorneys and clients.
  • New Superior Court rules concerning civil practice and procedure and revisions to the Rules of Professional Conduct, many of which take effect Jan. 1, 2020; update on minimum continuing legal education.
  • What to expect from the General Assembly and state government in 2020 for legislation, the state budget, policies and rules concerning civil law, practice and procedure.

This 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.


Robert W. Clark, General Counsel, Office of the Governor, Hartford

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

Hon. Susan Quinn Cobb, Civil Division, Hartford Judicial District

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


Matthew P. Hallisey, Matthew Hallisey Government Affairs, LLC, Glastonbury

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.

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.