The Essentials of Short Calendar


Presented by the Young Lawyers Section

Seminar Code: EYL160920

CLE Credit: 2.0 Hours

About the Program:
For most new attorneys, speaking before a judge in a courtroom filled with experienced practitioners can be a daunting task.  Attendees will receive an overview of Connecticut’s short calendar system and learn how to prepare and deliver an effective argument during a short calendar.

You Will Learn:

  • How to use the Judicial Branch’s E-Services website for short calendar markings

  • When to request oral argument

  • How to prepare for oral argument

  • How to effectively present yourself to the court   


Who Should Attend?
Newly admitted attorneys, law students, and anyone interested in improving their short calendar skills will find this program highly beneficial.      

Program Agenda:
6:00 p.m. What is Short Calendar?  
6:15 p.m. Should I Request Oral Argument if a Motion is not Arguable as of Right?
6:30 p.m. How to Prepare for your Appearance at Short Calendar                
6:45 p.m. Short Calendar Logistics: What to Bring, Where to Go, What to Do
7:00 p.m. How to Properly and Effectively Present Your Argument in Court
7:15 p.m. Civility When Arguing Before the Court
7:30 p.m. Mock Short Calendar Argument 
7:45 p.m. Questions and Answers
8:00 p.m. Program Concludes

Cost: (Includes a light dinner and parking in the public garage at 35 Bank St)
           Member $75
           Non-Member $125
           Law/Paralegal Student $25

Materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. No paper copies will be prepared. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been received.

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional credits. Financial hardship information available upon request.

When:                   Tuesday, September 20, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Where:                                     CBA Law Center
30 Bank Street
New Britain, CT  06051


Contact:                        Member Service Center

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