Forecast 2014: Top Lawyers Look Ahead To The Coming Year
By THOMAS B. SCHEFFEY
At exactly 9:40:03 on the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, the last shot was fired in Sandy Hook Elementary School. It ended the life of Adam Lanza, and marked the first shot in the most recent battle over privacy and openness, and the most recent conflict between victims' rights and the public's right to know.
By KIMBERLY A. KNOX
The advent of 2014 is the halfway mark of my presidential term of the Connecticut Bar Association. I am delighted to report that there is much to celebrate at the CBA and the future is bright. The CBA is a remarkably productive and ambitious organization of legal professionals seeking professional growth and development while working together to advance access to justice and the rule of law.
By MONIQUE MATTEI FERRARO
This year, we can expect advances in e-discovery, digital forensics and legal technology. While keeping up with that, we can look forward to some pretty smoking gadgets for lawyers, too.
By MICHELLE DUPREY
What's the next big thing in disability civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act? One rapidly developing area is accessibility of health care. The ADA was signed more than 23 years ago, and yet, it is still in its early development as it relates to health care.
By JENNIFER GERARDA BROWN
For Quinnipiac University School of Law, 2014 will bring profound change as we move to a new location; forge new cross-disciplinary partnerships with Quinnipiac's schools of medicine, business and education; and deepen our existing partnerships with the profession. All of these changes will enable us more effectively to pursue our mission: educating the whole lawyer to understand and serve the whole client.
By GEORGE JEPSEN
As I begin my fourth year as state attorney general, I continue to believe there is no better job in state government and I am grateful to the people of Connecticut for the opportunity to serve.
By ANDREW GLASSMAN
The 2014 New Year will open with a strong message to business entrepreneurs that Connecticut is open for business. On Jan. 1, our state's version of the Model Entity Transactions Act (META) will become effective, making it easier for businesses to merge, consolidate, engage in a share exchange, or domesticate in Connecticut.
By RACHEL BAIRD
Although debate over the sale, possession and use of firearms came to the forefront in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings, attorneys involved with firearms law know that there were troubling issues even before December 2012. And the rights of gun owners will likely face further attacks in 2014.
By GERALD FOX III
After a very challenging session in 2013, this year the Connecticut General Assembly will conduct what is characterized as its short session, which will run from Feb. 5 until May 7. Although it is a tight time frame, it is expected the Judiciary Committee will address a number of issues.
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