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The HCBA is a voluntary not-for-profit association of lawyers and judges in Hartford County, dedicated to promoting public service and furthering the principles of law and justice.


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HCBA 2018 CLE Materials DVDs available now!

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DVD 2017 Family Law Review (3/2018) 2 CT CLE Credits

Printed materials included HCBA Member $75 Non Member $150

This annual seminar includes a thorough review of all alimony, child support, custody, property distribution, AMC and GAL decisions in 2017. Don’t miss the opportunity to listen and participate in this enlightening panel discussion.


Campbell D. Barrett, Esquire, Pullman & Comley, LLC, Hartford, Connecticut.

Steven R. Dembo, Esquire, Berman, Bourns, Aaron & Dembo, LLC, Hartford, Connecticut.

DVD Hearsay & Hearsay Exceptions (2 discs)

(3/2018) 5 CT CLE Credits

Printed materials included HCBA Member $125 Non Member $250

The rule against hearsay seems simple enough, but is confusing to understand and is difficult to apply, not to mention peppered with exceptions. This program will focus on the hearsay rule and its exceptions. Live demonstrations will be done on the admissibility of evidence. The program will concentrate on increasing the skill set of trial lawyers.


Hon. Antonio C. Robaina

Hon. David M. Sheridan

Christopher P. Kriesen, The Kalon Law Firm, LLC

John L. Laudati, Murphy, Laudati, Kiel, Buttler & Rattigan, P.C.

James F. Sullivan, Howard, Kohn, Sprague & FitzGerald, LLP

Patrick Tomasiewicz, Fazzano & Tomasiewicz, LLC

DVD Mediation – From the Perspective of Mediator and Advocate (3/2018) 

2 CT CLE Credits

Printed materials included HCBA Member $50 Non Member $100


Hon.  James J. Tancredi, Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court, Hartford

Hon.  Robert Holzberg, Judge, Connecticut Superior Court, (Ret.), Pullman & Comley, LLC
David M. S. Shaiken, Principal, Shipman, Shaiken & Schwefel, LLC

Thomas A. Gugliotti, Principal, Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.

In this two hour program, you will learn from experts the fine art of mediation, both from the standpoint of what it takes to be a good mediator and how to successfully advocate for a client in a mediation proceeding.

DVD Mediation – From the Perspective of Mediator and Advocate Part II (6/2018) 

2 CT CLE Credits (includes 1 hour Ethics)

Printed materials included HCBA Member $50 Non Member $100

This is a two hour program, which follows upon the initial HCBA CLE program on Mediation,
presented on March 15, 2018.

In this advanced program you will have the opportunity to gain deeper insights into the “fine art” of Mediation, with presentations from two active mediation practitioners as well as from a strong advocate of the mediation tool – Bankruptcy Judge James J. Tancredi


Hon. James J. Tancredi – Best pre-mediation practices; Confidentiality in mediation proceedings; Mediator immunity; compelled mediation; Other innovations.

David Shaiken – Ethics in mediation; “Telling the truth”; The importance of listening, and how to do it; Dealing with deadlock; Mediator follow-through if no settlement achieved.

Thomas Gugliotti – The differences in settling a Sec. 523 or Sec. 727 claim; What the advocates need to consider; What the Mediator should do to prepare.

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Author: Jeanette Bonee