Kravitz Symposium Series

Honorable Mark R. Kravitz Symposium Series

The Connecticut Bar Foundation has established a symposium series in memory of U.S. District Court Judge Mark R. Kravitz. Judge Kravitz was an extraordinary lawyer and judge and his passing in 2012 was a great loss to the judiciary and bar. The Foundation has established a board designated endowment to fund ongoing symposia to celebrate his legacy. The Kravitz Family and Judge Kravitz, prior to his death, gave this symposium series their support.

Fred Ury, Ury & Moskow, presents at the second Judge Mark R. Kravitz Symposium “Dollars, Sense and the High Cost of Litigation: Causes, Consequences and Responses”, at the Quinnipiac University School of Law.

Hon. William H. Bright, Jr., Superior Court Administrator, Superior Court Judge, presenter for the second Judge Mark R. Kravitz Symposium.

Hon. Donna Martinez and James K. Robertson, Jr.

The Judge Mark R. Kravitz symposium series would not be possible without the generous support of many sponsors, donors and volunteers.


The Third Hon. Mark R. Kravitz Symposium

"Should We Praise Litigation?"

The Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows held the Third Hon. Mark R. Kravitz Symposium on the Administration of Justice on Friday, December 1, 2017 at UCONN School of Law.   Click here for more information on the event.  


Hon. Mark R. Kravitz Symposium Series Inaugural Symposium 
“Exploring the Vanishing Trial Phenomenon”


The inaugural symposium on December 4, 2012 was on the topic of “The Vanishing Trial,” the subject of a published article by Judge Kravitz and his keynote speech at the Connecticut Bar Foundation Annual Fellows Reception in 2005. A symposium program can be found here.

The Second Hon. Mark R. Kravitz Symposium 
“Dollars, Sense and the High Cost of Litigation: Causes, Consequences and Responses”


The second symposium, held at Quinnipiac University School of Law in March 2015, explored one of the legal profession’s most pressing issues: the high cost associated with the delivery of legal services. Financial barriers frequently preclude individuals from accessing the judicial system, which impedes lawyers from litigating and judges from adjudicating meritorious cases. The symposium discussed the impact that costs have on the traditional trial system and the role that alternative fee arrangements and other initiatives designed to increase judicial economy have in shaping the future of the legal profession. Members of the bench and the bar shared their perspectives on ways that attorneys and judges can collaborate to manage costs beginning at the initial stages of the litigation process. A symposium program can be found here.

To view photos from the symposium, click here.


To make a tax deductible contribution to the Hon. Mark R. Kravitz Symposium Series, click here or mail to the Connecticut Bar Foundation, 31 Pratt Street, Suite 420, Hartford, CT 06103.