Note: These events are for Greater Danbury Bar Association members only. If you are interested in attending a GDBA event but are not currently a member, please see our “Membership Information” page for information on how to join.

FREE 2 Credit CLE “Practical Skills & Resources for Drafting Effective Motions in Connecticut” @ Danbury Superior Court
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Connecticut Judicial Branch, Law Library Services Unit Presents: “Practical Skills & Resources for Drafting Effective Motions in Connecticut”

Well drafted motions and pleadings can be powerful and persuasive tools. Whether you are newly admitted or an experienced practitioner, strong legal drafting skills are essential to the effective practice of law.

Attend a legal education program presented by the Connecticut Judicial Branch, Law Library Services Unit.

 Explore practical and invaluable resources and services available through the courthouse law libraries

 Enhance your motion practice skills

 Identify sources of sample forms to assist you in drafting persuasive motions and pleadings

 Increase your knowledge and understanding of the courthouse law library collections, both print and electronic

Where: Danbury Superior Court, 146 White Street, Danbury
Date: Monday, April 30, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:15 PM
RSVP: Email your name and contact information to:

MCLE NOTICE: Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. It is the opinion of this provider that this program qualifies for up to 2.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement in Connecticut.


*FREE 2 HR CLE* Domestic Violence Restraining Order Project Training (EYL180503) @ The Chamber of Commerce
May 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presented by the Young Lawyers Section, Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Robinson & Cole LLP, and Statewide Legal Services

Seminar Code EYL180503

CLE Credit
CT: 2.0 CLE Credits (Ethics)

About the Program:

Are you interested in representing victims of domestic violence seeking civil restraining orders?  Statewide Legal Services, Robinson & Cole LLP, and the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence will hold a training for attorneys interested in representing victims of domestic abuse applying for civil restraining orders (applications for relief from abuse) under Conn. Gen. Stat. § 42b-15.  Representation is done in a limited scope capacity. This is a great opportunity to give back to the community with some pro bono work that packs a punch by helping those greatly in need with just a couple hours of commitment.

You Will Learn:

  • The law of civil restraining orders in Connecticut
  • Considerations in representing victims of domestic violence
  • The logistics of starting a pro bono program representing victims of domestic violence
  • Information on the view from the Bench
  • Voluntary Pro Bono Service under Rule 6
  • Limited Scope Representation, engagement letters, terminating engagements
  • Client Communications and Rule 1.4
  • Conflicts of Interest (Rule 1.7)

Who Should Attend:

Any attorney interested in an opportunity to assist victims of domestic violence.



Cost: FREE (Includes a light dinner)

Register at, e-mail, or  call (844)469-2221. Visit:

2018 LAW DAY – SEPARATION OF POWERS @ Ridgewood Country Club
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Event Schedule at Danbury Superior Court

9:20am   –      Arrival of the 4th Grade Ellsworth Ave. School Children at Courthouse  – Q/A with Judge

10:00am –      Courthouse Ceremony (Jury Assembly Room) – Greater Danbury Bar

Association Presentation of Liberty Bell, American Dream, Pro Bono & Mock Trial Awards. Mayors Proclamation to be read.

11:00am –      Refreshments

1:00pm – Members & Friends LUNCHEON

 Guest Speaker:  The Honorable Chase T. Rogers, Chief Justice,

                              Connecticut Supreme Court (Ret.)***

Place:                   Ridgewood Country Club

                             119 Franklin St. Ext.

                             Danbury, CT  06811

 Price:                    $50.00 (Includes Tax & Tip)       ■       Cash Bar

RSVP:                     No later than April 20th to


Please include in your RSVP email a choose of one of the following entrées:

■      Grilled Salmon w/ lemon & caper sauce

■      Marinated grilled Flat Iron Steak w/ portabella mushrooms

■      Orecchiette Pasta w/ roasted vegetables in basil & garlic broth

(All entrées include: Salad, Seasonal Vegetables, Starch, Dessert, and Coffee & Tea)

You May Mail Your Checks Prior To Event Payable To “GDBA” TO:

                                          EDWARDS TRIAL LAW, 48 North Street, Danbury, CT  06810






Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers (Ret.) graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979.  She earned a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law in 1983.

Justice Rogers spent the early part of her career as an attorney at the law firm of Cummings & Lockwood, where she specialized in commercial and employment litigation. In 1991, she was elected as a partner of the firm.

In January, 1998, Justice Rogers was sworn in as a Superior Court judge. Her assignments included serving as the presiding judge for juvenile matters in Bridgeport, the presiding judge for civil matters in the Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District, the regional Child Protection Session in Middletown, and the Complex Litigation Docket in Stamford.

On March 15, 2006 Chief Justice Rogers was sworn in as an Appellate Court judge, and on April 25, 2007, Chief Justice Rogers was sworn in as Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court.  She served as Chief Justice until her retirement in February, 2018 Chief Justice Rogers currently serves on the State Justice Institute’s Board of Directors and on June 13, 2016 was elected as Chairperson. She was appointed to the Board in December of 2010 by President Barack Obama, with the advice and consent of the Senate. She was appointed to the Federal-State Jurisdiction Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in 2012. Chief Justice Rogers also has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Conference of Chief Justices and as a member of the Civil Justice Implementation Steering Committee and was selected as Chairperson on August 18, 2016. She has also served on the National Center for State Courts Expanding Court Access to Justice Project Advisory Committee and the Conference of Chief Justices Civil Justice Initiative Committee.

In May of 2010, Chief Justice Rogers received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the Quinnipiac University School of Law and in December of 2011, she received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Hartford. Additionally, Chief Justice Rogers is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law since 2012.

           In March, 2018, Justice Rogers returned to private practice as a partner at Day Pitney in Hartford, CT, where she is serving as a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and Appellate Practice Group.

* FREE CLE * Digital Future of Real Estate Closings @ Danbury Superior Court
May 15 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Stewart Title Guaranty Company is Sponsoring a Free 1 1/2 HR CLE which will take place at Two Steps Restaurant.

Seminar Topic: “Future Watch: Myths and Musings on the Digital Destiny of Real Estate Closings”
– Bitcoin & Blockchain
– Everything “e”
– The Future is Now
– Embracing the Change

Lunch included Courtesy of Stewart Title
CLE1 cle credit