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January 2017

Meeting Connecticut’s MCLE Requirements from the Comfort of Your Company’s Own Office

As you know, effective January 1, 2017, every active Connecticut licensed attorney and Authorized House Counsel will be required to complete at least 12 credit hours of continuing legal education each year. Of the 12 hours, at least two of the hours must be devoted to the topic of “ethics/professionalism.”  The new mandatory CLE provisions are set forth in Connecticut Practice Book Sec. 2-27A (“Minimum Continuing Legal Education”).  The text of the rule can be found at the following link: http://jud.ct.gov/mcle/MCLE_rule.pdf

For more than 15 years, bar associations professional liability insurance companies, law schools, corporate legal departments and law firms have asked us to speak on topic relating to professional responsibility, including risk management, attorney discipline, the attorney-client privilege, and the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Additionally, CNA insurance Company’s Professional Liability claims managers regularly engage David Atkins to speak to CNA insured law firms on loss prevention topics.

 We can design an in-house program for your company’s lawyers to cover one or more of the following topics:

  • Confidentiality
  • The Attorney-Client Privilege: Legal Advice vs. Business Advice
  • Negotiating With Unrepresented Parties
  • Reporting Misconduct By An Officer
  • Interviewing Employees In Internal Investigations
  • Communicating with Managers and Employees
  • Managing Cybersecurity Risks
  • Negotiation Ethics: When Does Posturing or Puffing Cross The Line?
  • Complying With Bar Regulatory Requirements (Including MCLE)

We will contact you to help you design a MCLE qualified program for your department’s attorneys.

David P. Atkins
(203) 330-2103
datkins@pullcom.com

Marcy Tench Stovall
(203) 330-2104
mstovall@pullcom.com

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