Forecast 2014: Top Lawyers Look Ahead To The Coming Year
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.
By BARRY SCHALLER and BETH GRIFFIN
Practicing law is a high-stress occupation characterized by a high level of responsibilities, risks and rewards. Client trust and confidence is essential to a lawyer just as trust and confidence on the part of other lawyers and judges is vital. Much of what lawyers do takes place in private without close scrutiny and with a large measure of autonomy.