As I’ve mentioned before, my daily employment law posts will resume shortly but in the meantime, I’ve been chairing a major Law & Technology Symposium for the Connecticut Bar Foundation that is scheduled for this Friday at UConn Law School in Hartford, Connecticut.

Full program details are available here

We still have room for people to attend. Its absolutely free AND you get breakfast, snack, and lunch free as well.  You won’t find a better deal around. To RSVP, just send an e-mail to  Please indicate which breakout session you’d like to attend. 

I’m grateful to the numerous sponsors of the event. They include the Connecticut Law Tribune, Brandon Smith Reporting, Pullman & Comley LLC. Other sponsors include David Alan Catering, One Communications, Tabs3/PracticeMaster, Technology Partners, and Worldox. 

if you absolutely cannot attend in person, then it will be streamed live over the internet here.  (It’s not up yet, but should work on Friday). 

Not yet convinced? See some more details after the jump. 

Here are the specific programs that start promptly at 8:30 am.

Plenary Session: "Talkin’ Bout My Generation: A Look at How Attorneys are Using Technology in Daily Life".

  • Julie Jones, Moderator. Associate Director for Library Services, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Tory Woodin Chavey, Partner, Jackson Lewis, LLP, Hartford, CT
  • Sharon Wicks Dornfeld, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Danbury, CT
  • Ryan McKeen, Associate, Leone, Throwe, Teller & Nagle, East Hartford, CT and Publisher, A Connecticut Law Blog.

Morning Session 1: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: How Technology (such as Cloud Computing) is Redefining the Lawyer/Client Relationship and the Future of the Delivery of Legal Services”.

  • Brad Saxton, Moderator. Dean, Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Joseph D. D’Alesio, Connecticut Judicial Branch, Hartford, CT
  • Timothy S. Fisher, Partner, McCarter & English, LLP, Hartford, CT
  • Patricia R. Kaplan, Executive Director, New Haven Legal Assistance, New Haven, CT
  • Louis R. Pepe, Partner, Pepe & Hazard, Hartford, CT

Morning Session 2A:  “It’s Complicated: Technology for Non-Techies and How Technology is Changing the Practice of Law”.

  • Susan Cartier Liebel, Moderator. Founder, Solo Practice University, Northford, CT
  • Ross L. Kodner, President & Founder, MicroLaw, Milwaukee, WI

(Concurrent session) Morning Session 2B: "What’s Your ‘Avatar’? How Social Media Is Changing the Way We Work and How to Take Advantage of It".

  • N. Kane Bennett, Moderator. Partner, Raymond & Bennett LLC, Glastonbury, CT
  • Kevin O’Keefe, Chief Operating Officer & Publisher, LexBlog, Seattle, WA
  • Brent Robertson, President & Chief Creative Officer, Fathom, Hartford, CT

Lunch Session: "Would Lincoln Get LinkedIn? Or Would He Tweet? Technology, Then and Now."

  • Daniel A. Schwartz, Moderator. Member, Pullman & Comley LLC, Hartford, CT; Publisher of Connecticut Employment Law Blog
  • Robert J. Ambrogi, Attorney, Law Office of Robert J. Ambrogi, Rockport, MA; Media Consultant & Author of The Essential Guide to the Best (and Worst) Legal Sites on the Web
  • Wesley W. Horton, Partner, Horton, Shields & Knox, PC, Hartford, CT

Afternoon Session: "Up in the Air (and the Cloud): Addressing 20th Century Ethics Rules in a 21st Century Technological Age".

  • Mark A. Dubois, Moderator and Speaker. Connecticut Chief Disciplinary Counsel
  • David Atkins, Member, Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport, CT
  • Jane Moriarty, Professor, Akron Law School, Akron, OH