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To our listeners:

We would like to thank you all for listening to our podcast. We want to let you know that we have stopped production of Calendar Call until further notice. We have a list of topics we hope to tackle when we get back, so please keep an eye out continued...


Code of Evidence: Hearsay Pt. III Play Audio
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Episode 35 – Code of Evidence: Hearsay Pt. III

In this final episode on hearsay and its exceptions, Mike and Judge Prescott discuss the exceptions in which the declarant’s availability is required or not required. Before diving into the exceptions in which the declarant’s availability is required, Mike and Judge continued...

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Code of Evidence: Hearsay Pt. II Play Audio
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Episode 34 – Code of Evidence: Hearsay Pt. II

This week, Mike and Judge Prescott move on from the definition of hearsay into some of its many exceptions. The exceptions to the hearsay rule are set up by delineating whether the declarant’s availability is required, not required or if the declarant’s continued...

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Code of Evidence: Hearsay Pt. I Play Audio
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Episode 33 - Code of Evidence: Hearsay Pt. I

This week in our continued dive into the Code of Evidence, Mike and Judge Prescott are talking about the hearsay rule. The Code of Evidence defines hearsay as, “a statement other than one made by the declarant while testifying at the continued...

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Jury Administration Play Audio
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Episode 32 – Jury Administration

This week, Mike sits down with Esther Harris to discuss how juries are summoned in Connecticut. The Jury Administrator is responsible for summoning jurors and making sure the jurors are qualified to serve on a jury. The names of potential jurors are compiled from four continued...

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What Are Incubator Programs (and Who Are They For)? Play Audio
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Episode 31 – What Are Incubator Programs (and Who Are They For)?

In this week’s episode, Mike talks with attorneys Alicia Kinsman of The Justice Legal Center at The Center for Family Justice, Inc. and Eva Jacobson of the Connecticut Community Law Center. Attorneys Kinsman and Jacobson describe their path to the incubators are not solely for new practitioners. Both attorneys had established careers before entering their respective programs with the hopes of transitioning to solo practices.

This week’s episode lays out a road map for attorneys interested in working with the incubator programs.

Connecticut Community Law Center

Mark Schreier – 860-570-5156

Law Offices of Eva Jacobson PLLC

The Justice Legal Center at The Center for Family Justice, Inc.

Jennifer A. Ferrante – 203-334-6154 ext. 165

Ark Immigration

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