The Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association’s (CTLA) publication FORUM featured articles from two Shipman attorneys. The issue’s topic was inspired by former Supreme Court Justice Joette Katz’s article on sex trafficking, Shining Light on the Dark Scourge of Sex Trafficking. Read the articles online and consider becoming a member of the CTLA! It’s well worth your time! Listed below are some of the benefits of membership:
The Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) is a professional organization comprised of over 1,300 accomplished attorneys. Its primary objective is to advance the legal profession by preserving individual rights. Among the many benefits offered to members are publications, continuing education, trial skills workshops, and networking opportunities. The organization is particularly interested in the issues facing plaintiffs in the state. To learn more, visit its website. The Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association website provides more information on membership and benefits.
The CTTLA holds several educational seminars every year, bringing together attorneys from across the state. The association is a professional organization that aims to protect individual rights and promote equal justice in the court system. By providing educational opportunities to its members, Polito and Harrington are proud to participate in this important organization. Members have the opportunity to attend seminars on a variety of legal issues, including auto accident law. In addition to seminars, CTTLA also offers members the opportunity to attend seminars presented by distinguished guest speakers.
Continuing legal education opportunities
The Connecticut trial lawyers association has several CLE opportunities for its members. A lawyer is required to earn 12 credits of continuing legal education each year. Two of the twelve credits must be ethics and professionalism courses. To fulfill these requirements, attorneys can plan to take a few credits per month to avoid having to attend several large CLE programs every year. Continuing education is an essential part of a lawyer’s career, and it’s also an important way to stay ahead of the law.
Continuing legal education for attorneys can be obtained by teaching at accredited law schools or writing articles. Connecticut trial lawyers can also earn CLE credit by participating in legal seminars and teaching courses. CLE credit hours can be carried over to subsequent cycles of study. For new attorneys, the Connecticut trial lawyers association requires that they take 15 hours of five different courses each year, covering subjects such as basic estate administration, civil or criminal trial preparation, real estate closing procedures, trust and business accounting, landlord/tenant practice, municipal court practice, and law office management. Lawyers can also earn CLE credits by participating in live teleconferences.
The Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association publishes several publications, including Forum magazine. Shipman lawyers contributed two articles to the issue of sex trafficking, which was inspired by a recent article by former Supreme Court Justice Joette Katz. You can read her article, Shining a Light on the Dark Scourge of Sex Trafficking, by clicking here. Listed below are links to several other publications that may be of interest to Connecticut trial lawyers.
The CTTLA is a professional legal association to preserve the jury system and encourages the art of speaking through advocacy. The organization is comprised of more than 1,300 trial lawyers who specialize in personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and insurance bad faith claims. Its headquarters is in Hartford, CT, but it serves lawyers across the state. The CTTLA has many publications aimed at preserving the civil justice system.
Mock trial competitions
Connecticut trial lawyers association mock trial competitions provide high school students with an excellent opportunity to prepare for their upcoming legal careers. Students from participating schools are divided into teams of three or four and compete in one or more rounds. Teams must compete for the coveted top prize, which is usually given to the team with the highest score. To be eligible for the final round, students must complete three rounds of mock trials. The Connecticut trial lawyers association has hosted several mock trial competitions throughout the state, and the winning team will receive a cash prize.
The competitions take place yearly. Teams from participating schools will be given a case packet, which includes a penal code, jury instructions, and exhibits and affidavits. All materials in the packet must be used during the mock trial, and teams must carefully review the case packet before presenting their case. The case packet is distributed in late summer, and teams should begin reading and preparing their arguments before the competition.
Advocates for civil justice
The Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association recently honored state representative Rosa Rebimbas with their “Advocates for Civil Justice” award. The ceremony took place in Westbrook, Connecticut. Rebimbas was admitted to the bar in 2002 and started her firm, representing clients across the state. Since joining the state legislature, she has served as a state representative, serving on the House Judiciary Committee and the General Law Committee. She also serves as Deputy House Minority Leader and is a member of CTLA’s Board of Governors.
The Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association is a non-profit professional association of trial lawyers dedicated to defending the rights of Connecticut citizens and consumers. The association focuses on the state’s judicial and legislative branches, as well as its regulatory agencies, to ensure that the rights of individuals and consumers are protected. The organization’s mission is to promote civil justice for all and is comprised of nearly 1,300 trial lawyers who work to protect the rights of plaintiffs.