Honors Night Awards: Mitchell Pearlman May Be Retired, But He Hasn’t Been Silenced


When a band of Connecticut newspaper publishers prevailed on then-Governor Ella Grasso to pass Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act in 1975, they had two things going for them. One was the recent Watergate scandal. It not only forced President Richard M. Nixon to resign, it also created a backlash against official deception, and a new thirst for truth in government.

Honors Night Awards: Brad Saxton’s Approach Put Quinnipiac On The Right Path


The rise of Brad Saxton’s prominence in the Connecticut legal community has mirrored the rise in stature of Quinnipiac University School of Law. For his success in raising Quinnipiac’s profile, Saxton is one of two people being honored with this year’s Connecticut Law Tribune Service to the Profession Award.

Honors Night Awards: Jeremy Paul Added Research Programs While UConn Law School Dean


You’d be hard-pressed to find any member of the University of Connecticut School of Law faculty that would have a single bad thing to say about former dean Jeremy Paul. In honor of Paul’s accomplishments, particularly during his 23 years as a faculty member at UConn Law, he will be presented with one of two Service to the Profession Awards at the Law Tribune’s Honor’s Night ceremony.

Honors Night Awards: Edward Heath Has Cultivated A ‘Giving Back’ Culture At Robinson & Cole


When Edward Heath graduated from law school in 1999, he wanted to join a law firm with an engrained culture of pro bono efforts. For his contributions to veterans and abused women in need, among others, Heath is being recognized as the winner of the 2013 Connecticut Law Tribune Pro Bono Award.