It is our pleasure to announce that the Milford Chamber of Commerce, with over 800 member businesses, has selected Attorney Robert L. Berchem to receive its LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. The award has been given to Bob, who grew up, raised a family and worked professionally in Milford his entire life, in recognition of his numerous achievements and contributions to the business and civic fabric of the greater Milford community. Bob will be honored at the Chamber’s annual meeting on Wednesday, January 28, 2009. Congratulations.

On Wednesday, October 15, 2008, Attorney Marsha Belman Moses was a presenter at the CABE sponsored program on Free Speech, Religion and Search and Seizure: The Rights of Students and Employees in the Public School Setting, The Constitutional Rights of Students.

On Thursday, October 16, 2008, Attorney Ira W. Bloom was a speaker at the Connecticut Bar Association’s CLE Seminar Advanced Land Use Law discussing affordable housing law. The seminar was held at the CBA Law Center, New Britain, CT.

On Wednesday, October 22, 2008, Attorney Ira W. Bloom was a speaker at the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities Learn, Develop, Grow seminar in the Municipal Law Update section. Attorney Bloom spoke on recent land use cases.

On Friday, June 20, 2008, Attorney Ira W. Bloom spoke at Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association’s (CCAPA) seminar called “Hot Topics in Land Use, Law and Practice 2008.” He spoke on ’08 Legislative Session Summary and Trends In Municipal Land Use Caselaw Update.

April 25, 2008 Attorney Marsha Belman Moses was a panelist at the Eighth Annual Education Law Conference “Current Topics on Legal Issues in Education Law.” The conference was sponsored by the University of Bridgeport, School of Education & Human Resources and Phi Delta Kappa International

Attorney Michelle C. Laubin has been quoted in the LRE Compliance Adviser, you can view the article “Set clear limits, goals for diagnostic placement to earn parents’ trust” here.

Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (“CABE”) has recommended to Governor M. Jodi Rell that Attorney Floyd J. Dugasto be reappointed as Management Member of Connecticut Teacher Arbitration Panel. Congratulations to Floyd.