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The last few weeks have demonstrated that the legal profession is hardly immune from sexual harassment and assault scandals engulfing workplaces in the #MeToo era. In this Instant Insights, we show you recent instances in which legal leaders have toppled from their positions amid such allegations and what the profession is doing about it to help stop the problem.

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Attorney Dwight Merriam Dwight Merriam. Courtesy Photo

Connecticut legal circles were abuzz Thursday over news that prominent land-use attorney Dwight Merriam had been arrested two days earlier on misdemeanor domestic assault charges.

The Robinson & Cole partner took a leave of absence Wednesday afternoon from the firm where he’s served for about four decades.

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Robert Storace

Robert Storace covers legal trends, lawsuits and analysis for the Connecticut Law Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @RobertSCTLaw or reach him at 203-437-5950.

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