On Thursday morning, October 20th, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is having an informational session on Public Act 11-237 — the new law that changes the procedures before the CHRO.  The session will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Old Judiciary Room at the State Capitol.   It’s open to the public.

The program should prove to be noteworthy because of a panel discussion that is planned.  Various attorneys who do work with the agency (including me) have been asked onto this panel to share our thoughts on the latest developments.

The agency is going through a difficult time now, as I’ve discussed in some prior posts.  An auditor’s report, for example, found that the agency was struggling to comply with statutory deadlines.

But the new law does hold some promise to streamline things there.  Anything that can shorten the timeframe for cases to be heard and that can resolve cases without fact-findings, is worth considering.

Come join the discussion on Thursday.  In the meantime, have any thoughts on the CHRO? Feel free to post them in the comments below.