Ethics in Family Law – A05

Family Law Track
Family Law Section

Session A: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Family law practitioners face increasingly complicated ethical issues as they go about the representation of their clients. Get clarity about these concerns so you can handle them with confidence. 

You will learn: 

  • How to provide limited scope representation 
  • The impact of Olszewski on fees 
  • Obligations regarding post-litigation client communications 
  • Ethical issues relating to financial affidavits 

Hon. Elizabeth A. Bozzuto
, Superior Court, Hartford

The Honorable Elizabeth A. Bozzuto is a Superior Court judge first appointed by Governor John G. Rowland in 2000.  She is currently serving as Chief Administrative Judge for the Family Division.

Previously, Judge Bozzuto was the Assistant Administrative Judge for the Waterbury Judicial District and Presiding Judge of the Family Division in Waterbury, the Presiding Judge at the Regional Family Trial docket, and the Presiding Judge of the Family Division in Danbury.  She was the Assistant Administrative Judge in Litchfield and also served in Bridgeport and Bristol.  She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Superior Court Judges and co-chair of the Committee on Self-Represented Litigants.

Judge Bozzuto has served on numerous Judicial Branch committees including the Parent Education Program Advisory Committee, the Self-Represented Parties Workgroup, the Executive Committee of the Superior Court, the Judges Advisory Committee on E-Filing, and the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education.  Additionally, she chaired the GAL Subcommittee of the Family Reengineering Committee.

In addition to serving on a number of local boards and non-profit organizations, Judge Bozzuto served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Child Guidance Clinic of Greater Waterbury, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Commission of Children, and as a member of the Connecticut Commission on Child Support Guidelines

Karyl Carrasquilla, Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Connecticut Judicial Branch, Hartford

Attorney Carrasquilla is a 1994 graduate of Western New England College School of Law. She practiced in the area of insurance defense litigation for several large insurance companies in the Hartford area before beginning her career as Assistant Chief Disciplinary Counsel in 2008. Attorney Carrasquilla is a member of the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association and is a Commissioner on the Human Rights Commission for the Town of West Hartford.


Mark A. Dubois, Geraghty & Bonnano LLC, New London

Attorney Dubois is counsel with the New London firm of Geraghty & Bonnano. He was Connecticut’s first Chief Disciplinary Counsel from 2003 until 2011. In that position he established an office that investigated and prosecuted attorney misconduct and the unauthorized practice of law. He is co-author of Connecticut Legal Ethics and Malpractice, the first book devoted to the topic of attorney ethics in Connecticut. He is a weekly contributor to the Connecticut Law Tribune where he writes the Ethics Matters column. Attorney Dubois represents individuals accused of ethical misconduct and malpractice. He also serves as an expert witness on matters of ethics and malpractice.

CLE Credit: 1.5 Hours (Ethics)