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On December 2, 2016, Chris Brigham was a featured presenter at the TABS Annual Conference where he spoke about navigating the new pragmatics of gender in boarding schools and how to move away from the reductive binaries and toward a more nuanced and reflective approach.  

On November 4, 2016, Richard S. Order was among those honored by the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence at its 6th Annual First 100 Plus Breakfast & Awards Ceremony for his leadership efforts to improve outcomes for victims of domestic violence in Connecticut.  As Chairman of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, Attorney Order has initiated a program in which firm attorneys represent women in applying for and obtaining restraining orders protecting them from abusive family members or boyfriends.

UKS attorney Chris Klepps was a featured speaker at the CBA Young Lawyers' Section seminar "The Essentials of Depositions" on November 1, 2016.

Chris Brigham presented at the Annual Conference on Governance on September 24, 2016 at the Hopkins School in New Haven.  The focus of his presentation was a call for proactive and preventative measures to ensure that the well-being and legal rights of students are protected.  

On August 23, 2016, Ben Berger was a featured presenter at a seminar for HalfMoon Education, Inc. entitled "Construction Law for Public Projects."  Attorney Berger's portion was focused on "Resolving Disputes and Handling Ethical Issues in Government Construction Law" and was geared toward learning to examine ethical issues including conflicts of interest, gifts and favors, as well as to resolve disputes using mediation, arbitration or litigation.   

Thomas J. Welsh was a contributor in drafting “Connecticut Commercial Lending Law,” a chapter in the 2016 two-volume  edition of Commercial Lending Law: A Jurisdiction-By-Jurisdiction Guide to U.S. and Canadian Law, Second Edition recently published by the ABA Business Law Section.  Details on this publication are available from the ABA at the following URL:

Don Doeg spoke as part of a three person panel on the topic of "Construction Case Law and Legislation: Year in Review" at the CBA Connecticut Legal Conference on June 13, 2016.  

On April 4, 2016, Don Doeg spoke as a panelist at the UConn School of Law.  This interactive panel focused on careers in construction law, including the current market for construction legal services, as well as an introduction to the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, which fosters the development and networking of construction lawyers around the world.  

Attorney Kerry R. Callahan accepted a nomination by the James W. Cooper Fellows to become a member in their organization.  Nominations are limited to Connecticut lawyers, judges and teachers of the law who, through their accomplishments and service, represent the best of the legal profession.  

Edward Pontacoloni received the Lake George Village Mayor’s Award from Village Mayor Bob Blais for his contributions in drafting obscenity laws at the heart of the First Amendment.  The proposal regulates the public and commercial display of “child inappropriate materials” in the village.