Forecast 2014: Top Lawyers Look Ahead To The Coming Year
By THOMAS MOONEY
Inadequate funding is the new normal for many school districts, but the demands and expectations on school districts in Connecticut have never been greater. School districts are being squeezed by unfunded mandates related to education reform and accountability, on the one hand, and by municipal austerity and oversight on the other. Given these pressures, we may expect to see a number of related legal challenges for school districts in 2014.
By CHASE T. ROGERS
The Judicial Branch has had many successes this past year in no small part due to the dedication and input of the bar, which has played a major role in the Branch's efforts to enhance our state court system.
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.