Collins, left, addresses CBA; Shipman & Goodwin Partner Gabe Jiran, right, moderates.

At Monday’s Connecticut Legal Conference, CHRO Chair Gary Collins spoke for a bit about the developments at the oft-maligned agency since he’s come on board.  (You can follow all the tweets from the conference on Twitter using #ctlegalconf as

The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is going through some changes now in leadership.

Late last month, the CHRO voted unanimously to appoint Tanya Hughes as the acting executive director. According to a press release, “she will serve on an interim basis while the Commission conducts a search to find a permanent executive director.

Recently released minutes from a December 2008 meeting (available here) of the CHRO commissioners reveal that an outside search firm is in the process of being retained to assist with an search for a new Executive Director.

The minutes — which are released approximately one month after the original meeting — discuss the status of the