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DCF Reports Involving School Employees: Is Your Job in Jeopardy?

Reports of alleged child abuse or neglect by school employees trigger special obligations for DCF, as well as for employers, both of which may have negative consequences. Definition of “School Employee” Under Connecticut law, a school employee is defined as a teacher, substitute, teacher, school administrator or superintendent, guidance counselor, psychologist, social worker, nurse, physician,…

September 19, 2018
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DUI Arrests with Minor Passengers: A Must-Read for Parents

Many, if not most, parents have consumed a glass or two of wine at a family dinner outing, and then proceeded to drive their children home without thinking twice. While drinking and driving with minor passengers is not illegal per se, if you are charged with DUI while driving with a minor passenger, you may…

September 8, 2018
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Juvenile Delinquency: What You Need to Know

What is a Juvenile Review Board? In Connecticut, children may face “juvenile delinquency” for violating most state or federal laws. However, not every minor that is arrested ends up in court. A juvenile delinquency case may be handled either judicially or nonjudicially, before a Juvenile Review Board (“JRB”). The goal of this diversion program is…

September 7, 2018
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Lawsuit Filed Against Department of Ed

The Council for Parent Advocates and Attorneys (“CPAA”), the NAACP, and the National Federation of the Blind filed a complaint against the U.S. Department of Education in federal district court in June, claiming that the Department cannot dismiss civil rights complaints from those who repeatedly file similar actions. The Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) enforces…

September 5, 2018
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Smartphone Privacy Rights

In today’s world, smartphone privacy has become a hot-button issue. Technology as a whole has dramatically affected an individual’s right to privacy, freedom from unlawful search and seizure, and freedom from self-incrimination. Case law in this area continues to develop, as courts rule on new issues as they arise. The arrival of smartphones has led…

September 5, 2018
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