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 Appointment as a Guardian Ad Litem or Attorney for the Minor Child in Family MattersComplaint forms and other information can be found at the following links:Standing Committee on Guardians Ad Litem and Attorneys for the Minor Child in Family MattersFamily Matters FAQs
Episode 18 – Connecticut Practice Book AmendmentsAttorney 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 RevisionsThis podcast counts for 29 minutes toward the ethics/professionalism requirement for attorneys.
Episode 17 – Sealing Under Local Federal Rule 57 Attorney Allison Near of the Federal Defenders’ Office, discusses the process for sealing materials in federal criminal litigation pursuant to Rule 57 of the Local Rules of Criminal Procedure.U.S. District of Connecticut: Rules and Orders
Episode 16 – Personal Identifying Information, Using Pseudonyms, Lodging and SealingAttorney 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.Connecticut Practice Book Sec. 4-7 Personal Identifying Information To Be Omitted or Redacted from Court Records in Civil and Family MattersConnecticut Practice Book Sec. 7-4B Motion to File under SealConnecticut Practice Book Sec. 7-4C Lodging a RecordConnecticut Practice Book Sec. 11-20A Sealing Files or Limiting Disclosure of Documents in Civil CasesConnecticut Practice Book Sec. 11-20B Documents Containing Personal Identifying InformationConnecticut Practice Book Sec. 25-59A Sealing Files or Limiting Disclosure of Documents in Family MattersConnecticut Practice Book Sec. 25-59B Documents Containing Personal Identifying Information
Episode 13 – Simplified Divorce Johanna Greenfield, Deputy Director for Judicial Branch Court Operations, discusses the simplified divorce process in Connecticut. https://www.jud.ct.gov/Publications/FM265.PDF
Episode 12 – Filing an Appeal Attorney Carolyn Ziogas, Chief Clerk for the Appellate and Supreme Courts, discusses the mechanics of filing an appeal, including the ever increasing role of E-Services in the process. https://jud.ct.gov/Publications/PracticeBook/PB.pdf#page=434 https://www.jud.ct.gov/lawjournal/Docs/Misc/2018/26/pblj_7952.pdf https://jud.ct.gov/HomePDFs/rules_app_102618.pdf https://jud.ct.gov/Publications/Handbook_Ap_proc.pdf
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_ad_inst.htm https://www.jud.ct.gov/lawlib/law/foreclosure_mediation.htm
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/Docs/Misc/2018/26/pblj_7952.pdf https://jud.ct.gov/HomePDFs/rules_app_102618.pdf https://law.justia.com/cases/connecticut/supreme-court/1983/11535-2.html http://appellateinquiry.jud.ct.gov/CaseDetail.aspx?CRN=55150&Type=PartyName http://appellateinquiry.jud.ct.gov/CaseDetail.aspx?CRN=59690&Type=PartyName https://jud.ct.gov/Publications/Handbook_Ap_proc.pdf
Attorney Michele Morris, permanent law clerk to the Connecticut Supreme Court, discusses the analysis used by the Connecticut courts for statutory construction. Statutory Construction Podcast Information
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/Publications/PracticeBook/P... https://www.jud2.ct.gov/Small_Claims/
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.ct.gov/Publications/PracticeBook/PB.pdf#page=133 Overdrafts, Practice Book Section 2-28, https://www.jud.ct.gov/Publications/PracticeBook/PB.pdf#page=135 https://www.jud.ct.gov/sgc/faq_trustaccts_audit.htm
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
Linda Cimino, Director of the Office of Victim Services, discusses the services offered by OVS, including compensation, notification, advocacy and other resources. https://jud.ct.gov/crimevictim/index.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLG6Dxnrd13V...
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_Report_112918.pdf
Attorney Christopher Blanchard, staff attorney to the Client Security Fund, talks about how the Fund operates, the investigation and payment of claims and the collection of the fee. https://www.jud.ct.gov/CSF/default.htm
Attorney Matthew Berardino, counsel for the Legal Services Unit, interviews Attorney Michael Bowler, Statewide Bar Counsel and Counsel to the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education. In this podcast, Matt and Mike discuss the history behind Connecticut's MCLE rule, how to comply with it and changes made to the rule in 2019.https://www.jud.ct.gov/MCLE/
In January 2019, the Connecticut Judicial Branch will be launching a new podcast called Calendar Call. Calendar call is hosted by Mike Bowler and will count as MCLE credits for attorneys in Connecticut. Please subscribe to our feed to receive notifications when new podcasts are posted.