Horn of Plenty: Food & Clothing Drive
Join the Young Lawyers Sections in their annual food and clothing drive. Donations accepted through November 14th. For more information contact Tony Interlandi (YLS Public Service Coordinator) at (860) 828-2166, the New Haven County Bar Association at (203) 562-9652, or Linda Carbone (DESK) at (203) 809-8770. Donations will be delivered to New Haven’s Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen to assist in providing a delightful Thanksgiving meal as well as clothing to the homeless and those in need. Drop off locations & informational flyer.
Service of Rememberance
The NHCBA's Annual Service of Rememberance will be held on Thursday, November 7 at 9:30am in the 9th Floor Jury Assembly Room of the New Haven Superior Court. A reception to welcome the families will be held on the 9th floor starting at 9:00am. This year's service will be in memory of: Hon. Anthony V. DeMayo, Basil R. Duncan, Gordon A. Evans, David H. Johnson, Sherman H. Kervolin, Hon. Frederick S. Moss, Joseph F. Trotta, Carolyn B. Witt, and Sherman A. Zitomer.
Letter from Richard Jacobs, Chairperson
Judicial Branch Email Updates on Family and Civil Cases
There is a new link on the case detail page of civil and family cases on both the public website and on pages within E-Services, which allows you to sign up for e-mail updates. The e-mail updates were developed, in part, as a result of feedback from focus groups with the bar and legal support staff. The updates are being provided as a service not only to attorneys and legal support staff, but also to the media and the general public.
For more information on e-mail updates, click here or contact the E-Services Support Line at (866) 765-4452.
New Haven Reads Annual Spelling BEE
One again, the Public Service Committee of the NHCBA is putting together a team for New Haven Reads Annual Spelling Bee which takes place on Friday, October 25th from 7pm - 9pm at Dodds Theater on the campus of the University of New Haven. The "NHCBeeA" is looking for participants! If you're intersted in joining the team, please contact Julia Baldini or Phil Kent.
2013 Annual Meeting & Dinner - October 3, 2013
The NHCBA Annual Meeting & Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Anthony's Ocean View from 5:30pm until 9:00pm. We are please to announce that the recipients of this year's awards are The Honorable Jonathan E. Silbert for the 2013 Yale Sappern Civility Award and William F. Dow III for the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. A special President's Award will be presented in tribute to the late Carolyn Breen Witt.
A Guide to Understanding the American with Disability Act
The guide is intended to make the process of requesting a reasonable accommodation under the ADA easier and clearer for the public, including your and your members’ clients. The ADA Advisory Board helped to create the Guide as part of its oversight process of ADA initiatives within the Branch.
As you are aware, ADA accommodations are handled administratively; this brochure provides links to and information about that process and the administrative grievance process. While some copies of the Guide will be made available at our Court Service Centers, Public Information Desks, and Law Libraries, additional information on the ADA, including a link to the list of Judicial Branch local Contacts who are ready to provide assistance, can be found online, or at http://jud.ct.gov/ADA/default.htm.
Julia Baldini named Executive Director
Julia Baldini has been selected as the new executive director of the New Haven County Bar Association. Prior to joining the NHCBA in January as assistant executive director, she served as the executive director of the Derby Historical Society where her work focused on promoting history and preservation in the Lower Naugatuck Valley. She also served on the Steering Committee for the Young Women’s Leadership Program through the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women. She holds a master’s degree in public history from Central Connecticut State University.
Changes to Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs
The Judicial Branch has recently revised and enhanced its alternative dispute resolution programs and has revamped its ADR webpages. The website provides information on civil, family and juvenile ADR programs. The changes came from suggestions that the Branch received from attorneys and are based on recommendations from the Commission on Civil Court Alternative Dispute Resolution. Changes include: (1) The Court-Annexed Mediation program has been revamped and renamed Judicial-ADR (J-ADR); (2) J-ADR is limited to civil non family cases; (3) Parties may now directly schedule a meeting with a judge or they may complete and e-file a court form. Previously, attorneys had to fax a request to a central office to schedule a mediation session; (4) Click here for a list of judges who are participating in the J-ADR program; (5) The website contains a definitions section.
Did you know that as an NHCBA member you are entitled to a free CLE seminar during the 2012 - 2013 year? This is a NEW member benefit! The Association recognizes the importance of CLE seminars and would like to encourage all members to take advantage of the excellent programs offered. Check the Calendar for details.
The Passing of Carrie Witt
Carrie Witt died peacefully at her home on December 23, 2012 having fought a long battle with cancer. We will miss Carrie. She was a very special person, who lived a life filled with joy, love, and friendship. During the seventeen years she worked for the New Haven County Bar Association as our Executive Director, she amazed everyone with her energy, her creativity, her vision, her enthusiasm, and, in the end, with her courage. She was the heart and soul of this organization. Her strength and spirit touch all of us and made us greater for having known her. Many of us would not have been involved with this organization, but for Carrie.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Trinity Episcopal Church on the New Haven Green.
At this sad time, we would like to ask that you remember Carrie for how she has touched your life. If you have photos or stories you wish to share about Carrie, please email them to the Association.
New Haven County Bar Introduces Career Center!
The NHCBA announces the launch of the new NHCBA Career Center, catering specifically to job seekers and employers in the legal community.
Create a Job Seeker Profile
Access exclusive job opportunities from top employers
Find local and regional legal jobs
Get notified immediately of new openings
Quickly apply for open positions online
Post your resume anonymously
Reach a targeted audience of local legal professionals
Find the most qualified candidates
Take advantage of affordable pricing less than half the cost of other job websites
Manage applications through your website or the NHCBA Career Center
Members Get 20% Off All Postings and Packages
NHCBA members will always receive our 20% Members Only Discount on all job posting packages. Just use code MD20423 when purchasing posting credits. Member Discount not applicable towards other Career Center promotions.
As the NHCBA Career Center is brand new, please bear with us as local jobs populate the site. In the meantime, the jobs that are posted to start are from several sister bar associations across the country.
Attorneys - Get Found by New Haven Lawyer Finder!
This is a brand new Members-only service, brought to you by the New Haven County Bar...Story