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Podcast - Calendar Call
Calendar Call is a free Judicial Branch podcast co-hosted by Director of Support Enforcement Services, Paul Bourdoulous and Counsel, Legal Services, Matthew Berardino.
Calendar Call podcasts qualify for MCLE credit for Connecticut attorneys. Credit is based on the length of each episode.
Podcasts with an asterisk qualify towards an attorneys ethics/professionalism MCLE requirement.
Beginning in January of 2023, the podcast will be released on the second Thursday of every month.
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Appellate Briefing Play Audio
      Posted by Connecticut Judicial Branch     34 minutes

Episode 89 – Appellate Briefing

This month on Calendar Call, Matt talks with Attorney Luke Matyi, Assistant Clerk for Supreme and Appellate Courts about Appellate briefing. Matt and Luke discuss various topics including the Appellate process, changes to the rules, and content and formatting. Additional topics include reasons for return, deviation, continued...

Posted in: Appellate Court, Superior Court


The Great Writ Play Audio
      Posted by Connecticut Judicial Branch     54 minutes

Episode 8 – The Great Writ

This month on Calendar Call, Paul talks with Attorney Arnold Amore, Assistant Public Defender for the CT Innocence Project, Post-Conviction Unit about Habeas Corpus, commonly referred to as The Great Writ. Paul and Attorney Amore discuss what a Habeas is, the difference between an appeal continued...

Posted in: Superior Court


Healthcare Advance Directives Play Audio
      Posted by Connecticut Judicial Branch     35 minutes

Episode 87 – Healthcare Advance Directives

This month on Calendar Call, Matt talks with Probate Court Administrator, Judge Beverly Streit-Kefalas, about Healthcare Advance Directives. Matt and Judge Streit-Kefalas discuss the purpose of advance directives, execution requirements, and issues clients might face. Additional topics include incapacity, revocation, conservators, and more.

CGS continued...

Posted in: Superior Court


Office of Victim Services Play Audio
      Posted by Connecticut Judicial Branch     50 minutes

Episode 86 – Office of Victim Services

This month on Calendar Call, Paul talks with Mary Kozicki, Director of Victim Services for the Connecticut Judicial Branch. Paul and Mary discuss the many services within OVS including the Victim Compensation Unit, the Victim Services Unit, the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners Program, the continued...

Posted in: Superior Court


Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA) Play Audio
      Posted by Connecticut Judicial Branch     40 minutes

Episode 85 – Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA)

This month on Calendar Call, Matt talks with Attorney Scott Madeo at the Department of Consumer Protection and Attorney Jeremy Pearlman at the Division of Enforcement and Public Protection. Matt, Scott, and Jeremy discuss the complaint process, investigation, and enforcement. Additional topics continued...

Posted in: Superior Court


Small Claims Play Audio
      Posted by Connecticut Judicial Branch     32 minutes

Episode 84 – Small Claims

This month on Calendar Call, Paul talks with Attorney Yujia (Julia) Xia, Program Manager for the Superior Court Operations Division, about the process of small claims, the scope that is covered, and the differences between traditional civil matters and small claims actions. Included in this podcast continued...

Posted in: Superior Court


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