Thursday, November 11th, 2021 | 6:00 - 7:30pm
Conference links will be sent to ticketed guests prior to event.
Welcoming our Special Guest Speakers
Chief Justice Richard Robinson
Connecticut Supreme Court
The Honorable Richard A. Robinson was born December 10, 1957 in Stamford, Connecticut. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Connecticut in 1979 and a Juris Doctor degree from West Virginia University School of Law in 1984. He was admitted to the West Virginia Bar and the Connecticut Bar, and is a member of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia and the U.S. District Court, Connecticut.
From 1985 - 1988, Justice Robinson was Staff Counsel for the City of Stamford Law Department. In 1988, he became Assistant Corporation Counsel in Stamford where he remained until his appointment as a Judge of the Superior Court in 2000. He remained a Superior Court Judge for the next seven years during which time he served as Presiding Judge (Civil) for the New Britain Judicial District (May 2003 - September 2006); Presiding Judge (Civil) and Assistant Administrative Judge for the Ansonia/Milford Judicial District (September 2006 - September 2007); and Presiding Judge (Civil) for the Stamford Judicial District (September 2007 - December 2007). He was appointed as a Judge of the Connecticut Appellate Court on December 10, 2007, a Justice of the Supreme Court on December 19, 2013 and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on May 3, 2018
Connecticut Team Leader,
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Steve Kennedy is a former U.S. Army infantryman who served in Iraq with the 82nd Airborne Division. He founded the Connecticut chapter of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, leading it in community building across the state as well as significant legislative advocacy, most importantly pushing Connecticut to be the first state to grant benefits to veterans with other than honorable discharges. He was also the lead plaintiff in Kennedy v. McCarthy, a national class action lawsuit against the Army Discharge Review Board, which led to new discharge reviews for tens of thousands of veterans with mental health conditions and updated policies for the Board.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Judy Udell & the Udell Family
Bill and Jean Pieper | Brian Pierne | Christina Schoonmaker, Esq.
John Shay | Michael Wishnie
Jeffrey and Lucy Udell | Michael Friedman
Kathleen Tourjee | Ginny Kim
George W. Crawford Black Bar Association | Richard and Anita Inz
Francis and Mary Brady
What is Saluting Service?
Each year CVLC celebrates Veterans Day by raising funds to provide free legal services to low-income veterans recovering from homelessness and mental health issues.
Join us as we celebrate veteran justice by recognizing those who exemplify veteran pro bono service within our legal community. We are also honored to welcome two special guest speakers joining us through the computer screen to share their experiences within the veteran community and veteran law.
NOTE: Online Ticket Sales Close on Tuesday November 12th at 11:59pm
Questions? Contact Steve Kennedy. Email email@example.com.