ADR Symposium 2017



Connecticut Bar Foundation
James W. Cooper Fellows
Quinnipiac University School of Law

The 10th John A. Speziale ADR Symposium

Finding Solid Ground: Environmental and
Land Use Dispute Resolution in CT
Friday, March 17, 2017
Quinnipiac University School of Law
North Haven, Connecticut
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.




8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jennifer G. Brown, Dean, Quinnipiac University School of Law
James T. (Tim) Shearin, President, CT Bar Foundation; Pullman & Comley LLC  

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Morning Keynote Presentation
Bill Logue, The Logue Group, and Eric Hammerling, Executive Director,
Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA)
“Collaboration & Environmental Dispute Resolution: An Overview & Case Study”

10:05 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. “Building a Foundation for Collaboration” 

Moderator: Bill Logue, The Logue Group
Eric Hammerling, Executive Director, CFPA
Hiram W. Peck, AICP, Dir. of Planning & Community Development, Avon
Robin M. Pearson, Alter & Pearson LLC
Elizabeth Verna, Verna Builders and Developers

10:55 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Break

11:10 a.m. – Noon “The Challenge of Mediating in the Public Realm”

Moderator: Edward V. (Ted) O’Hanlan, Robinson+Cole
Daniel J. Klau, McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP
Duncan R. MacKay, Eversource Energy
Steven R. Palmer, Town Planner, New Canaan
Joseph P. Williams, Shipman & Goodwin LLP  

Noon – 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break/pick up lunch boxes

12:30 – 2:15 p.m.      Small Group Discussions (Two Rounds)

Round One: 12:30 – 1:20 p.m.; Round Two: 1:25 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

These discussions will focus on conflict resolution in these contexts:
1. Affordable Housing (Ceremonial Courtroom) – Erin Boggs, Open Communities Alliance;
Anika Singh Lemar, Yale Law School
2. Environmental Justice (SLE 314) – Marianne Engelman Lado, Yale Law School
3. Open Space (SLE 312) – Bill Logue, The Logue Group;
Roger Reynolds, CT Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound
4. Regionalism (SLE 323) – Lyle Wray, Capitol Region Council of Governments
5. Sea Level Rise (SLE 318) – Rebecca A. French, CIRCA, UCONN
6. Small Town Dilemmas (SLE 354) – Margaret Miner, Rivers Alliance of CT

2:15 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Break/Return to Ceremonial Courtroom

2:25 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. “Using ADR Tools in Your Practice: Now & Next Week”

Moderator: Diane W. Whitney, Pullman & Comley LLC
Hon. Marshall K. Berger, Jr., Superior Court of Connecticut
Khara C. Dodds, AICP, Town Planner, Glastonbury
Gary Greenberg, Chair, Scotland Planning and Zoning Commission
Dwight H. Merriam, Robinson+Cole
William S. Voelker, AICP, Town Planner, Cheshire

3:15 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.  Concluding Remarks & Thank You – Symposium Co-Chairs
Dwight H. Merriam,
Charles A. Pillsbury, Quinnipiac University School of Law

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Reception – Irish music & beer!



Symposium Planning Committee

Charles A. Pillsbury, Co-Chair
Dwight H. Merriam, Co-Chair
Patrick Alair
Ira W. Bloom
Mark K. Branse
Glenn Chalder
Margaret Q. Chapple
Elizabeth P. Gilson
Jessica Gouveia
William Logue
Gail E. McTaggart
Margaret Miner
Elizabeth Murphy
Edward V. O'Hanlan
Hiram W. Peck, III
Donald J. Poland
David A. Reif
Roger Reynolds
Jay H. Sandak
Marjorie Shansky
Hon. Jonathan E. Silbert
Christopher J. Smith
Jason Vincent
Diane W. Whitney
Lyle Wray

Connecticut Bar Foundation Staff

Don Philips, Executive Director
Liz Drummond, Assistant Director
Anne Goico, Finance Director
Kati Carling, Administrative Assistant



Gold Sponsors

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP
Connecticut Bar Association Sections:
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Environmental Law,
Planning & Zoning, and Real Property

Silver Sponsors

Garden Homes Management
Halloran & Sage LLP
Pullman & Comley LLC
Secor, Cassidy & McPartland, P.C.
Willinger, Willinger & Bucci, P.C.

Bronze Sponsors

Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C.
Marjorie Shansky Attorney at Law

Symposium Sponsors

Cacace, Tusch & Santagata
Dzialo, Pickett & Allen, P.C.
Gordon ADR, LLC
Perlstein & McCracken LLC