Forecast 2013

Forecast 2013

The Connecticut Law Tribune

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EMPLOYMENT LAW: Newtown shooting likely to raise workplace safety issues.

By DANIEL A. SCHWARTZ
So, last year, I brought out my trusted Magic 8-Ball to make my 2012 predictions. Looking back on those predictions, it did pretty well. It's only flaw was suggesting that new National Labor Relations Board notice rules would go into effect in 2012; a court injunction prevented that from happening.

 

LAW FIRMS: Pleasing existing clients is as important as finding new ones

By PETER A. GIULIANI
Well, we're still in it. The "Great Recession" is undergoing a painfully slow death. Yet, our polling of law firms around the state and the country indicates that law firms are doing reasonably well by learning to do more with less.
 


CRIMINAL LAW: Judges, bar need to rein in ‘maverick’ prosecutors.

By TARA KNIGHT
It is often said that our criminal justice system may not be perfect, but it is the best the world has to offer. The boast presupposes that our system affords individuals true due process and embraces the ideals of fairness, humanity and righteousness.
 


CONNECTICUT BAR ASSOCIATION: Leaders looking to make committees, sections more effective

By BARRY HAWKINS
The Connecticut Bar Association is looking ahead to the new year with a positive outlook, as we continue to work on many issues that affect the members of the bar and the citizens of the State of Connecticut.
 


LGBT LAW: Same-sex marriage to have its day in U.S. Supreme Court

By IRENE OLSCZEWSKI
2012 was a banner year for LGBT rights. Same-sex marriage was legalized in Washington State in February and couples won the right to marry in Maryland and Maine by way of ballot referendums in November. Minnesota voters struck down a proposed amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in that state. President Barack Obama came out in support of same-sex marriage.
 



JUDICIARY COMMITTEE: Gun issues, juvenile sentencing good bets for debate

By GERALD FOX III
Just like everyone in our state, I was horrified by the cold-blooded shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. The pain we feel for the community of Newtown is overwhelming, and we continue to keep the families of those who lost loved ones in our thoughts and prayers. We must also look ahead to make sure that such an unthinkable act of violence does not ever happen again.
 

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