Monte Frank to Moderate "Why Bar Associations Matter for Democracy" at 2021 Connecticut Legal Conference
Attorney Monte E. Frank, co-chair of Pullman & Comley's Litigation practice, will moderate the June 15 morning plenary session on the importance of bar associations to democracy as part of the Connecticut Bar Association's 2021 Connecticut Legal Conference, which takes place virtually from June 15-17, 2021.
The internet has made us more connected than ever—but it has also amplified the effects of disinformation, which may be the greatest threat to democracy we face today. But protecting against this threat isn't just the responsibility of tech companies and the government. Disinformation exploits a self-created vulnerability in America: A decline in social trust caused by tribalization and a fragmentation of our shared identity as American citizens. Asha Rangappa, a senior lecturer at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and a former associate dean at Yale Law School, will explain why bar associations are important laboratories for the practice of democracy—and how they can be on the front lines in restoring civic values to our democratic social fabric.
For more information or to register, please visit the Connecticut Bar Association website.