Last night, I had the opportunity to attend a terrific little CLE program at the Hartford County Bar Association about practicing before administrative agencies in the state.  And while the discussion regarding the Department of Children and Family Services wasn’t exactly helpful for my own practice, a short presentation by Charles Krich of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities was.

He offered up a description about the CHRO practice but even more helpful, offered up practice tips and descriptions of the pet peeves of CHRO staff.

Among the pet peeves? “Lack of communication makes things difficult. There are some firms, particularly complainant representation, that are difficult to schedule with.”

I won’t share all his secrets here on a blog, but as it turns I’ve got the perfect opportunity coming up to talk about this and more.

Next week, my colleague Chris Engler and I are presenting “When the CHRO and EEOC Come Calling: Strategies for Employers” — a free webinar scheduled for November 12th at noon. You can sign up here.  

We’ll talk about the important things for employers to do when they receive a CHRO complaint and how to handle key events like mandatory mediations and fact-finding conferences.

See you then.