ADR Symposium 2017



The Tenth John A. Speziale ADR Symposium

Finding Solid Ground: Environmental and

Land Use Dispute Resolution in Connecticut.


Quinnipiac University School of Law

North Haven, CT

Friday, March 17, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Reception


*Please note that as of 03/13/2017 Symposium attendance is at full capacity.  
If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact ctbf [at] cbf-1 [dot] org



Mark Twain’s investment advice was “Buy land, they're not making it anymore.”  The finite nature of land, the increasing recognition of the need to protect natural and built resources, and the greater sophistication of both development advocates and opposition stakeholders has resulted in increased conflict.  This symposium will highlight creative and effective conflict resolution.  The audience will include lawyers, judges, developers, public officials, environmental activists, property owners, land planners, lenders, design professionals, and consultants.


Keynote speaker Lawrence Susskind is a City Planner, Mediator, and MIT Professor. He is one of the country’s most experienced public policy and environmental dispute mediators and a leading figure in the dispute resolution field. He has mediated more than 50 complex disputes related to the siting of controversial facilities, the formulation and implementation of development plans and projects, and conflicts among racial and ethnic groups.


Other participants include:


Hon. Marshall K. Berger, Jr. Superior Court

Erin Boggs, Open Communities Alliance

Khara Dodds, Town of Glastonbury 

Rebecca French, CIRCA, UConn

Gary Greenberg, Scotland P&Z Commission

Daniel J. Klau, McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP

Marianne Engelman Lado, Yale Law School

Anika Singh Lemar, Yale Law School

Bill Logue, The Logue Group 

Duncan R. MacKay, Eversource Energy

Dwight H. Merriam, Robinson & Cole LLP

Edward V. O’Hanlan, Robinson & Cole LLP

Hiram Peck, Town of Avon

Robin Pearson, Alter & Pearson LLC

Roger Reynolds, CT Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound

Marjorie Shansky, Attorney at Law

Elizabeth Verna, Verna Builders

Diane W. Whitney, Pullman & Comley LLC

Joseph P. Williams, Shipman & Goodwin LLP

It is the opinion of the Connecticut Bar Foundation that this program qualifies for up to 5.0 hours toward the annual MCLE requirement in Connecticut.

To register online to attend* this symposium, click here*.  Or, click here* to download the registration form*.  
*Please note that as of 03/13/2017 Symposium attendance is at full capacity.   If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact ctbf [at] cbf-1 [dot] org


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