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The NHCBA has been certified by the New York State CLE Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. We offer courses that are appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

Financial aid is available upon application. Please review the Continuing Legal Education Tuition Assistance and Payment Policy. If you are interested in applying for Continuing Legal Education financial aid, please fill out the CLE Financial Assistance Application Form and return it to the New Haven County Bar Association.

Nut & Bolts CLE Series

Our most recent series is detailed below:

12th Annual Nuts & Bolts CLE
Basic Practice Series
Sarts Thursday, February 6, 2014   

Location: The Graduate Club, 155 Elm St., New Haven
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m

The NHCBA is pleased to sponsor a series of seminars that provide an overview of major areas of the law for attorneys and paralegals. From litigation to family law to the essentials of being a successful attorney, these seminars will help any attorney, regardless of the area of law in which they concentrate their practice, to better understand the issues and better serve their clients. This is an excellent opportunity for firms to provide solid training to their new associates and paralegals as well as a refresher course for more seasoned practitioners, all of whom will learn from experienced judges and attorneys.  

To register for the whole series, please contact the NHCBA office at (203) 562-9652.

Wills, Trusts & Estates, and Probate Court
Thursday, February 6
Drafting wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, appointments of health care representative, living wills, and the filing of testate, intestate, and small decedent’s estates in the Probate Court.  
Speakers: Judge Daniel F. Caruso, Probate Judge, District of Fairfield
                    Mike Clear, Wiggin & Dana
                    Matt Brown, Wiggin & Dana

Criminal Law 
Thursday, March 6
Preparation of the case; Timelines; Valuation of a case and factors to consider; Candor and rapport with the Court and .State; GA Courts and DUI Rules.  
Speakers: Thomas J. Ullman, Public Defender's Office
                    Judge Maureen M. Keegan, Presiding Judge, New Haven G.A.
                    Glen Conway, The Conway Law Firm

Overview of Residential Real Estate Closings
Thursday, March 20
Real estate transactions; Title searches; Title Insurance; Three stages of residential closings; Tax adjustments; and basic zoning law.  
Speakers: Josh Luksberg, First American Title Insurance
                   Joan C. Malloy, Loughlin Fitzgerald

Anatomy of a Superior Court Case 
Thursday, April 3
How to bring and defend a basic state court lawsuit, including service of complaint, pleadings, venue, discovery, pre-trial conferences, jury selection, and case resolutions.  This course also talks about costs and fees associated with this type of case, how to obtain up to date information and short calendar.  
Speakers: Glen W. Pierson, Loughlin Fitzgerald P.C.
                    Eric P. Smith, Stratton Faxon

Depositions 101 
Thursday, April 17
Experienced litigators share tips to help you develop the ability to take a deposition that is useful for discovery, settlement and trial purposes.   
Speakers: Penny Q. Seaman, Wiggin & Dana
                   Charles B. Price, Jr., Law Offices of Charles Price

Family Law 
Thursday, April 24
Initial client overview, prejudgment remedies, procedures and statutory requirements, alimony, property division; Custody, visitation & child support, Child Support Guidelines, educational support orders; Settlement agreements, same sex marriage updates and content on legal services, poverty and magistrate proceedings.  
Speakers: Judge Jane K. Grossman, Family Suppoer Magistrate
                    Kenneth B. Rubin, Rubin & Eldrich, P.C.
                    Jean L. Welty, Welty, Esposito & Wieler, LLC

 Series cost: $150 for NHCBA members, $120 for individuals who passed the 2013 CT Bar exam & law students, $300 for non-members.
Individual seminar: $50 for members, $40 new bar admittees & law students, $80 non-members. Includes continental breakfast.

The NHCBA has been certified by the New York State CLE Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. These seminars are appropriate for both new and experienced attorneys. Practice area, legal skills, legal ethics, and professionalism credits offered, varies by seminar.  

Call the NHCBA office at (203) 562-9652 or click on the session you'd like to attend to register.

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