2020 Connecticut Legal Conference
Sep 14 – Sep 16 all-day

Join CAPABA Board Members Tanya Bovee and Michelle Querijero to discuss the role of women in the legal profession at the virtual 2020 Connecticut Legal Conference, in a panel titled “Women in the Legal Profession over the Decades.”

The panel is scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, 2020, from 2 – 4 p.m. You can register for the panel here.

The panel features:
Hon. Joette Katz (Ret.), Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Tanya Bovee, Jackson Lewis PC
Margaret I. Castinado, Office of the Public Defender
Je’Quana S. Orr, Robinson+Cole
Michelle Querijero, Allied World Assurance Company
Diane W. Whitney, Pullman & Comley LLC
Anika Singh Lemar, Yale Law School (Moderator)


Seventy-eight years ago, Executive Order 9066 paved the way to the profound violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans.  Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea Lange, And Then They Came for Us brings history into the present, retelling this difficult story and following Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban.  Knowing our history is the first step to ensuring we do not repeat it.  And Then They Came for Us is a cautionary and inspiring tale for these dark times. Please partner with us to share this critical story.

“It was a failure of American democracy, and yet because most Americans are not aware of that dark chapter of American history, it’s about to be repeated.     – George Takei, Actor and Activist 

As part of the 2020 Connecticut Legal Conference, there will be a showing of “Then They Came For Us: The Perils of Silence,” with a panel of distinguished speakers. If you have not already seen this film (and even if you have), we highly recommend taking this opportunity to take a look back at the not-so-distant past. The showing will be on September 15, from 2 to 4 pm. You can register for the panel here.

The panel features:
Alicia R. Kinsman, Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants
Dr. Karen Korematsu, Fred T. Korematsu Institute
Donald K. Tamaki, Minami Tamaki LLP
Hoyt H. Zia, Stop Repeating History (Moderator)

UConn Law School Alumni Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Congratulations to our very own CAPABA president, Dan Brody, on being nominated for the Graduates of the Last Decade Impact Award by UConn Law School’s Alumni Association. Dan has been recognized as a graduate in the last decade whose career has already had a substantial and positive impact within the legal community and beyond. The award will be presented virtually on Tuesday, October 13 at 6 pm.

As anyone involved with CAPABA can attest, Dan has lent a helping hand and great leadership to our organization. We are excited that he has been recognized for the work that he has put into CAPABA and helping further its mission, and we look forward to everything that Dan will do in the future.