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George Jepsen

Insurance Companies May Help Conn. Homeowners With Foundation Woes


Some insurance companies have expressed a willingness to participate in a program that would provide financial help to Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations, according to the state Attorney General's Office.

The Best: Readers' Choice of Top Legal Vendors

Welcome to the results of our eleventh annual Connecticut Law Tribune readers' poll, in which our readers have cast their votes for the best providers of services and goods to the legal profession.

Quick Response Code Available On Jury Summons

Jurors may now use their mobile devices to automatically link via a Quick Response Code to the Jury Administration webpage, where they can confirm or postpone their service online, as well as email Jury Administration. The “QR Code” is on the left side of the jury summons, top right corner.

AG Says He'll Look Into eBay Data Breach

Two of the state's top lawyers are urging Connecticut consumers who use eBay to change their passwords as soon as possible in light of a cyberattack on the online market place.

Governor’s Office, AG’s office And DEEP Praise U.S. Supreme Court Ruling That Benefits 'Downwind States'

For decades, Connecticut public officials have been strong proponents of federal anti-pollution legislation, citing evidence that pollutants from the Midwest – especially from big power plants – drift eastward and end up in Connecticut. So it’s no surprise that Gov. Dannel Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Klee are all over this U.S. Supreme Court ruling that seems to benefit “downwind states.”

UConn Professor To Speak At Law Day Event

The Connecticut Supreme Court will celebrate Law Day 2014 on Friday, May 2, with a keynote address by Dr. Douglas M. Spencer, an associate professor of law and public policy at the UConn School of Law.

New Leaders In The Law Nomination Application

The Law Tribune is accepting nominations for our annual New Leaders in the Law awards. We’re looking to spotlight lawyers under the age of 40 who have excelled in the courtroom, in client service and cultivation, in service to bar associations and in performing pro bono work or community service in a volunteer capacity.

Judge Declares ICE’s Nationwide Shackling Policy Unconstitutional

Yale Law School’s student legal clinics continue to make news at a dizzying pace. Last week, students filed a potential class action on behalf of military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder who had received less-than-honorable discharges and were seeking to upgrade those discharges so they could receive benefits.

New Co-Directors For Quinnipiac Law School’s Center on Dispute Resolution

If the Quinnipiac University School of Law has a calling card, it’s the school’s Center on Dispute Resolution, which was studying alternatives to litigation before ADR was a hot topic nationwide.

Former East Haven Attorney Charged With Embezzling From Estate

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Connecticut reports that a former East Haven attorney has been charged with stealing more than $18,000 of the proceeds from the sale of a house owned by an estate he was retained to represent. Here’s the news release from federal prosecutors

Attorney Stephen P. Brown

Wilson Elser Builds On Connecticut Expansion

It’s been a busy winter for mergers and reorganizations involving law firms in Connecticut. Among the biggest movers and shakers is the national firm of Wilson Elser, which has nearly 800 attorneys in 25 offices in the United States and the U.K.

Law Tribune Seeks Articles For Special Sections

The Law Tribune is seeking articles for several upcoming special practice sections. Articles should be about 1,200 words long, contain no footnotes and be written in such a manner that lawyers who practice any type of law can understand them.

The Connecticut Practice Book Now Available In Mobile-Friendly Format

The Connecticut Practice Book is now available in a mobile-friendly format on the Judicial Branch’s website at: http://www.jud.ct.gov/Publications/PracticeBook/PB_mobile.pdf.

Quinnipiac University Will Host Gun Seminar

Quinnipiac University will host a symposium, ‘Gun Laws, Public Health and the Prevalence of Gun Violence,’ March 1.

Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Sponsors Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut Annual Conference

Hundreds of medical professionals, educators and service providers to meet for discussion and education.

Kenji Yoshino, the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University School of Law

New York University law professor to discuss "Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights" March 19 at Quinnipiac University School of Law Center

New York University law professor to discuss ‘Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights’ March 19 at Quinnipiac University School of Law Center

Cantor Colburn Attorney To Chair International Task Force

Curt Krechevsky, an attorney at the Hartford-based intellectual property firm of Cantor Colburn, has been appointed by the International Trademark Association to co-chair a new task force on Brands and Innovation. A former member of the INTA Board of Directors, Krechevsky has also chaired and served on numerous INTA committees in his more than 20 years of involvement with the group.

The Law Trib Wants Lawyers For Our After Hours Feature

Do you – or another lawyer that you know – have an interesting second job, hobby, volunteer post or sports, craft or artistic skill?