Mark Dubois, the former chief disciplinary counsel for Connecticut, is now an attorney at the New London firm of Geraghty & Bonnano.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | by Mark Dubois | The Connecticut Law Tribune
As noted in this paper and other media, it appears that there may be a trend toward the increased politicization of probate judge races. Probate judges are the only judges I know of who are elected in our system. While the idea of donating money to judges or their party's campaign committee may be foreign to us, it is common in states where all judges are required to seek election to obtain or retain office.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 | by Mark Dubois | The Connecticut Law Tribune
I may have found my next career. A neighbor of mine in Provincetown is making progress towards obtaining a license to grow and sell medical marijuana. I offered to do quality control for him. He demurred, but I haven't given up. Of course, I might to offer to be his lawyer, but that might be more difficult.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 | by Mark Dubois | The Connecticut Law Tribune
The Law Tribune's Editorial Board has now written two editorials suggesting that Connecticut switch to a unified bar. That's a really bad idea.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 | by Mark Dubois | The Connecticut Law Tribune
I just returned from a regional conference of bar leaders. Mostly, I think this group gets together to plan get-togethers, but it doesn't hurt to hear that others have the same pain as you. For instance, it appears that other states are facing the "brain drain" with some of the best and brightest leaving the trial and appellate benches to join firms offering alternative dispute resolution practices
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | by Mark Dubois | The Connecticut Law Tribune
I was running with a colleague the other day and she described another lawyer as follows: "He's like you; smart, but a little off." Thanks! I think. I was musing over that comment recently as I participated in a symposium on impaired lawyers.
Friday, November 1, 2013 | by Mark Dubois | The Connecticut Law Tribune
An American Bar Association committee studying the "problem" of law schools, recently issued a draft report. Among other things, the authors posited that some of the cost of law school was driven by the need to hire and retain faculty who spent a lot of time doing research and writing scholarly papers.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | by Mark Dubois | The Connecticut Law Tribune
I saw a very interesting decision in a case called North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC the other day. It should make some of us worry.
Thursday, October 17, 2013 | by Mark Dubois | The Connecticut Law Tribune
As part of my duties on a committee studying the problem of the "justice gap," the void between those needing legal services and those who can provide them, I recently looked at the laws of Virginia and Colorado as they pertain to non-admitted lawyers providing pro bono services. Holy macaroni!