The Adaptable Lawyer: Staying Practical in Today's Complex Legal Environment

Friday, September 7, 2012


Friday, September 7, 2012
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Hartford Club
46 Prospect Street, Hartford
Lunch Included

Sponsored by:
Kronholm Insurance Services

Program Moderator:
Kenneth J. Laska, Esq., Segal & Laska LLC, Plainville

Program Speakers:

James L. Brawley, Morrison Mahoney LLP, Hartford
Brendon P. Levesque, Horton Shields & Knox PC, Hartford
Anthony Nuzzo, Jr., Nuzzo & Roberts, LLC, Cheshire
Mark A. Dubois, Geraghty & Bonnano, LLC, New London


Presented by lawyers for lawyers, this program will focus on providing valuable instruction, practical guides, checklists and risk control and ethical recommendations to help lawyers safely navigate today's complex legal environment and assist them in minimizing professional liability risk.


  • Identify risks of practicing in the area of business transactions and learn relevant and ethical risk control techniques to manage and minimize professional liability and ethical risks.
  • Identify risks of practicing in the area of civil litigation and the forming and ending of the attorney-client relationship and learn relevant and ethical risk control techniques, including the use of sample engagement letters, disengagement letters, non-engagement letters and conflict waivers.
  • Identify emerging technology risks in the practice of law and learn practical and ethical techniques and instruction on establishing a document retention policy for data stored in the "cloud", safely and ethically utilizing social media in the practice of law, and establishing firm networks to manage client privacy and confidentiality in the digital age and comply with all applicable rules of professional conduct.
  • Identify practice errors when they occur and learn how to comply with ethical and professional obligations. Identify how and when to notify clients, and what to tell them. Learn relevant risk control techniques to manage and minimize professional liability and ethical risks.

Participant Profile:

Attorneys engaged in the practice of law and Law Firm Administrators


CTLA Member: $40
Non Member: $65

Those who attend will earn up to a 7.5% PREMIUM CREDIT  for 3 years on professional liability insurance offered through the CTLA exclusively endorsed program underwritten by CNA.


Register online or call CTLA (860) 522-4345

CLE Credits

This Continuing Legal Education program is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys, and has been approved for the following credits in accordance with the rule requirements of these states:

Ethics & Professionalism
Connecticut 2.00 cr


  • James Brawley, Esq.
    Morrison Mahoney LLP

  • Mark Dubois, Esq.
    Geraghty & Bonnano, LLC

  • Kenneth J. Laska, Esq.
    Segal & Laska, LLC

  • Brendon P. Levesque, Esq.
    Horton Shields & Knox, PC

  • Anthony Nuzzo, Jr., Esq.
    Nuzzo & Roberts, LLC