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Episode 42 – Social Media Dos and Don’ts Pt. 2 This is the second part of a three part series on social media and, more broadly, technology Dos and Don’ts. This week, Mike discusses the use of technology to research opponents in litigation, preservation of evidence and advertising on social media with attorneys Stephen J. Conover, Marcy Tench Stova…
 
Episode 41 – Social Media Dos and Don’ts Pt. 1 This is the first part of a three part series on social media and, more broadly, technology Dos and Don’ts. This week, Mike discusses the impact of the Rules of Professional Conduct on an attorney’s interaction with technology as well as personal and professional use of social media with attorneys Step…
 
Episode 40 – Jury Selection Task Force Pt. 2 In this episode of Calendar Call, Mike sits down with Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson, former Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers and Judge Omar Williams to talk about the Jury Selection Task Force. In this final part of the podcast, they discuss the Juror Summoning Subcommittee and the Juror Outreach & Educ…
 
Episode 39 – Jury Selection Task Force Pt. 1 In this episode of Calendar Call, Mike sits down with Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson, former Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers and Judge Omar Williams to talk about the Jury Selection Task Force. They discuss the history of Batson v. Kentucky and the decision from State v. Holmes. They also discuss two su…
 
Episode 38 – Revisions to the Connecticut Practice Book 2021 This week, Mike discusses changes to the Connecticut Practice Book with Attorney Joseph Del Ciampo, director of Legal Services. They discuss the effects of the pandemic on the rules-making process and the resulting new and amended rules that have been published in the Practice Book. Pract…
 
Episode 37 - Code of Evidence: Materiality and Relevance Pt. 1 This week in our continued dive into the Code of Evidence, Mike and Judge Prescott are talking about materiality and relevance. They will define each term and explain the difference between the two. They also discuss relevant inferences, successive inferences and adverse inferences. Jud…
 
To our listeners: We would like to thank you all for listening to our podcast. We want to let you know that we have stopped production of Calendar Call until further notice. We have a list of topics we hope to tackle when we get back, so please keep an eye out for new episodes and e-mail us at CalendarCall@jud.ct.gov if you have suggestions for fut…
 
Episode 35 – Code of Evidence: Hearsay Pt. III In this final episode on hearsay and its exceptions, Mike and Judge Prescott discuss the exceptions in which the declarant’s availability is required or not required. Before diving into the exceptions in which the declarant’s availability is required, Mike and Judge Prescott discuss business records an…
 
Episode 34 – Code of Evidence: Hearsay Pt. II This week, Mike and Judge Prescott move on from the definition of hearsay into some of its many exceptions. The exceptions to the hearsay rule are set up by delineating whether the declarant’s availability is required, not required or if the declarant’s availability is immaterial. Judge Prescott lays ou…
 
Episode 33 - Code of Evidence: Hearsay Pt. I This week in our continued dive into the Code of Evidence, Mike and Judge Prescott are talking about the hearsay rule. The Code of Evidence defines hearsay as, “a statement other than one made by the declarant while testifying at the proceeding offered in evidence to establish the truth of the matter ass…
 
Episode 32 – Jury Administration This week, Mike sits down with Esther Harris to discuss how juries are summoned in Connecticut. The Jury Administrator is responsible for summoning jurors and making sure the jurors are qualified to serve on a jury. The names of potential jurors are compiled from four source lists. Those lists come from the Departme…
 
Episode 25 – Nuts and Bolts of Limited Scope Representation Attorney Damon Goldstein, Caseflow Management Specialist from Judicial Branch Court Operations, explains Limited Scope Representation in Connecticut, including how it came to be, the different types of LSR and how LSR can be used by attorneys. The different types of Limited Scope Represent…
 
Episode 24 – Top 10 Ethical Pitfalls, pt. 2 Attorney Michael Bowler, Statewide Bar Counsel and Counsel to the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Commission, discusses the top 10 ethical pitfalls that new lawyers stumble into.This is part two of a two-part series. The ethical pitfalls discussed in this episode are: competency, civility, personal con…
 
Episode 23 – Top 10 Ethical Pitfalls, pt. 1 Attorney Michael Bowler, Statewide Bar Counsel and Counsel to the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Commission, discusses the top 10 ethical pitfalls that new lawyers stumble into. This is part one of a two-part series. The pitfalls in this episode are: financial matters, fees and fee agreements, electro…
 
Episode 22 – A Primer on Criminal Orders of Protection Deputy Director of Criminal Matters in the Superior Court Operations Division Ralph Dagostine outlines the different criminal orders of protection. He explains how and when these orders are put in place, how they come to an end and who might be affected by them. Law Librarians CT Law By Subject…
 
Episode 20 – Probate Court Basics Probate Court Administrator Beverly Streit-Kefalas discusses the history and functions of the Connecticut Probate Courts. Although many people associate the Probate Court with wills and estates, the function is far broader and includes things such as conservatorships, change of name, adoption proceedings and emanci…
 
Attorney Damon Goldstein, liaison for the Standing Committee on Guardians Ad Litem and Attorneys for the Minor Child in Family Matters, describes the process by which a GAL or AMC can be removed from the list of approved GAL/AMCs in Connecticut. Notice of Procedures by Which an Individual May be Removed from the List of Those Deemed Eligible for Ap…
 
Episode 18 – Connecticut Practice Book Amendments Attorney Joseph Del Ciampo, Director of Legal Services and Counsel to the Rules Committee of the Superior Court, joins Mike to discuss recent amendments to the Connecticut Practice Book adopted by the Judges of the Superior Court. Connecticut Practice Book Revisions This podcast counts for 29 minute…
 
Episode 16 – Personal Identifying Information, Using Pseudonyms, Lodging and Sealing Attorney Robert Wilock, Chief Clerk for the Fairfield Judicial District, discusses limitations on the use of personal identifying information in court, the proper use of anonymous complaints using pseudonyms and the processes to lodge and seal documents. Connecticu…
 
Attorney Nancy McGann of the Court Operations Unit discusses the history, process, and success of the Judicial Branch’s foreclosure mediation process and the role of committees for foreclosure. https://www.cga.ct.gov/2015/pub/chap_846.htm#sec_49-31k https://www.jud.ct.gov/foreclosure/ https://jud.ct.gov/external/super/E-Services/efile/foreclosure_a…
 
Attorney John DeMeo, chief staff attorney for the Supreme and Appellate courts, discusses the role of his office in the appellate process and what it means to have an appealable "final judgment." https://www.cga.ct.gov/current/pub/chap_902.htm#sec_52-263 https://jud.ct.gov/Publications/PracticeBook/PB.pdf#page=434 https://www.jud.ct.gov/lawjournal/…
 
Episode 7 – Housing and Small Claims Roberta Palmer, former Deputy Director of Court Operations, discusses housing session procedure, the housing mediation process and the small claims process. Housing Procedure, https://www.cga.ct.gov/2015/pub/chap_834.htm https://www.jud.ct.gov/housing.htm Small Claims Procedure, https://www.jud.ct.gov/Publicatio…
 
This is part two of a two-part episode about Client's Funds Accounts. If you missed part one of the episode, please go back and check out episode 5. In part two, Attorney Mickelson-Dera discusses the overdraft and random trust account processes and what to do if you’re audited. Random Trust Accounts, Practice Book Section 2-27(e), https://www.jud.c…
 
This is the first part of a two-part episode about Clients’ Funds Accounts. In part one, Attorney Frances Mickelson-Dera, first assistant bar counsel at the Statewide Grievance Committee, discusses the basics of opening and maintaining a clients’ funds account. https://www.jud.ct.gov/sgc/faq_trustaccts_audit.htm…
 
Michael Hines, Assistant Director of Adult Services for the Judicial Branch, discusses the history and application of the Treatment Pathways Program, the Branch’s pretrial diversionary initiative used in substance abuse cases. https://www.ct.gov/dmhas/lib/dmhas/publications/TPP-FactSheet.pdf https://jud.ct.gov/Committees/Opioid_taskforce/Opioid_TF_…
 
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