Connecticut Regulations: Past, Present, and Future – D06

General Session Track
Law Librarians Section 

Session D: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Learn about state administrative codes — their history in Connecticut, how they are created and how to access current versions, as well as prior iterations. 

You will learn

  • The history of administrative codes in Connecticut, and how to access previous versions 
  • How to participate in the development of administrative regulations 
  • How to use Connecticut e-Regs tools  

Roseann Canny, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Rockville-Law Library   

Attorney Canny, who currently practices in both Connecticut and Massachusetts, brings deep law library experience as well as legal knowledge to our program. She received a J.D. from Western New England School of Law in 1997, gaining Massachusetts Bar Admission that same year. Connecticut admission followed one year later in 1998. Previously, Ms. Canny received an M.L.S. from the University of Rhode Island (1987) and a B.A. from Merrimack College with a major in History (1968).

Her library career goes far back–and runs long. It began as Assistant Reference Librarian at Welles Turner Library in Glastonbury (1985-86); Librarian at Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford (1986-87); and positions at the University of Connecticut Law School Library (1987-88). She next transitioned to the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law                                                                                                                             

Ms. Canny participated actively in Massachusetts government, serving on the successful Cellucci for Governor Committee as its Director of Scheduling in 1998 and, subsequently, as a member of the Cellucci-Swift Inaugural Committee until early1999. After her first Rockville term concluded late that year, she worked in Massachusetts–as Assistant D.A. at the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office in Springfield (2000-2001). From 2002-2006, Attorney Canny conducted an independent law practice with a focus upon child protection cases. She next returned to the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Library at Rockville in 2007, serving a second term with distinction until retirement last year. 

Joseph Cassidy, Connecticut State Building Inspector, Hartford  

Joseph V. Cassidy, Connecticut State Building Inspector, studied at the University of New Haven, School of Engineering where he was granted a B.M.S.E. degree in 1985. Following graduation, he served in both the Consulting and Construction Industries from 1986 until 1994 when the entered state service.                                                                                                      

Appointed State Building Inspector by Governor Dannel P. Malloy effective July 1 of 2011, he holds dual Connecticut licensures as Professional Engineer and Building Official.




Kristin Karr, Office of the Secretary of the State, Hartford 

Kristin M. Karr is the Connecticut eRegulations (“eRegs”) System manager at the Connecticut Office of the Secretary of State.  As a lawyer and a librarian, she is passionate about improving access to legal information through technology.  Kristin received her B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, her M.L.I.S from The University of Iowa, and her J.D. from the University of Denver. 







CLE Credit: 1.5 hours (Skills)