I’ve sometimes been asked how I became a labor and employment attorney. For me, it was a bit by chance, having been assigned some of that work out of law school at my new firm. 

However, for those people who want more enlightenment uconn law on the subject, the Labor & Employment Committee of the Young Lawyers Section of the Connecticut Bar Association is putting on an excellent panel discussion on Monday, February 11, 2008 at 6 p.m. It will be held at the Janet M. Blumberg Hall at UConn Law School.  Entitled "Transitions: From Law Student to Labor & Employment Attorney", the panelists will share their experiences in the field and discuss how they got to where they are today.

The panel is, in my view, a terrific cross-section of labor & employment law attorneys in Connecticut (and I’m not simply saying that since I know virtually all of them.)  I’m sure each will bring a unique perspective to the area.

They are: 

  • Joshua Hawks-Ladds, Partner, Pullman & Comley
  • Heidi Lane, Connecticut Department of Labor Attorney
  • Alix Simonetti, Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities Attorney 
  • Shawn Coyne, Assistant General Counsel, Electric Boat Corporation
  • Duncan MacKay and Angela Rubino, in-house counsel for Northeast Utilities

Even better, there is a networking event to follow.  If you are interested in attending, you can RSVP by February 5, 2008 to the CBA Member Service Center at (860) 223-4400.