Featured Posts

Welcome to our Appellate & Ethics Blog!

This blog will sometimes be scholarly, sometimes purely practical, and sometimes just musings by members of the firm on life in the appellate courts and on professional responsibility.

When we comment on cases, we do so with care, but you should always read the cases yourself before using them for any reason.

When one of us muses on matters, it may or may not reflect the innermost thoughts of the others. Feel free to ask.

If we talk about a case in which we represented a party, we’ll let you know it was ours.

We welcome suggestions, to a point, on relevant topics of interest and comments on the thoughts and suggestions we include on this blog.

But most of all, we hope that you learn from and enjoy these entries!

August 22, 2019

This time each year, I review cases from the past year for possible inclusion in the West Annotation of the Superior Court Civil Rules.*  There are often splits of authority amongst trial courts in the application or interpretation of the Practice Book rules.  As I res...

August 20, 2019

Huge doctrinal shifts often have humble beginnings.  And we see them only in hindsight.  A recent opinion, Wilton Campus 1691, LLC v. Wilton, 191 Conn. App. 712 (2019), is likely just a blip on the radar.  But it may signal the start of a deeper change in how our...

August 5, 2019

I'm paraphrasing.  But that was essentially what Judge Christopher Droney of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals told a room full of appellate litigators at our last meeting of the Connecticut Bar Association's Appellate Advocacy Section.  Why?  Because no one will eve...

Please reload

Recent Posts

April 7, 2020

December 24, 2019

Please reload

Archive
Please reload

Search By Tags