The Senate Reports with Senator Eric Coleman – 10/30/2015 – 844-292-1318 Connecticut legal aid

State Senator Eric D. Coleman began serving the Second Senatorial District in January, 1995. The district includes portions of Bloomfield, Hartford and Windsor. Prior to his election to the Senate, he served in the State House of Representatives from 1983 to 1994. While a member of the House of Representatives, Senator Coleman served two terms as Assistant Majority Leader. In 1991, he served a term as Majority Whip, and was Deputy Speaker of the House in 1993.

Senator Coleman currently serves as Senate Chair of the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee. He is also the Vice Chair of the Human Services Committee, and a sitting member of the General Law and Program Review & Investigations Committees. He also acts as Deputy President Pro Tempore, often presiding over business on the floor of the Senate.

Senator Coleman made history in 2001 when he was first appointed to serve as Chair of the Judiciary Committee—the first African-American to hold that position. The George W. Crawford Law Association, an organization of African-American lawyers in Connecticut, and a number of civil rights organizations honored him for his contributions to the legal profession.

Senator Coleman has received numerous awards and honors since he was first elected to the Senate in 1994. In 2001 the African-American Affairs Commission named Coleman “Legislator of the Year.” The Legislative Education Action Program (L.E.A.P) honored him in 2000 for his work on the law requiring all cities and towns in Connecticut to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Senator Coleman has also been honored by the Connecticut Citizen Action Group for his commitment to social change, the Urban League of Greater Hartford Development Corporation, the Appreciation Award for support of the Annual Dr. Carter G. Woodson Scholarship of Tau Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, the Greater Hartford NAACP, the Uptown Troops Color Guard, the United Negro College Fund, the Unsung Hero Award of the Upper Albany Revitalization Zone Organization, the Greater Hartford Labor Council AFL-CIO, the Connecticut Alliance for Basic Human Needs, the Nigerian American Society, the Clarence Daniels Advocacy Award of the Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, and the Achievement Award of the Connecticut Chapter of Men and Women for Justice, Inc.

Senator Coleman serves on the Board of Directors of Greater Hartford Legal Aid and is a member of the American Bar Association as well as the Hartford County Bar Association. He is a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, and also served on the Bloomfield Democratic Town Committee from 1984 to 2002.

Senator Coleman graduated from the Pomfret School and Columbia College of Columbia University. He received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1977 and established his own law practice in Hartford in 1986.

Senator Coleman resides in Bloomfield with his wife, Pamela. They have three children: Trevonn, Lamar and Erica, and three grandchildren: Jalen, Isaiah and Elias.

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Susan Filan- Dominique Strauss-Kahn MSNBC Martin Bashir (5-17-11) – 844-292-1318 Connecticut legal aid

Weston, Connecticut native Susan F. Filan, Esq., is a former CT state prosecutor, MSNBC-TV Senior Legal Analyst and an experienced trial lawyer.
She currently runs a legal practice at Colonial Green in Westport, Connecticut, representing clients in criminal matters and family cases as well as mediating matters for clients. Filan comes at her profession from a paradoxically spiritual, yet pragmatic and iron fisted view point, putting into her daily practice what she takes from her own heart and experience. Versatile and more humane than her remarkable credentials would suggest, Filan has much to offer clients who face real challenge in their lives.

Filan began her career in 1991 at a New Haven legal aid clinic, representing indigent criminal defendants. In 1994, she joined a private firm and practiced criminal defense, divorce law, and family matters at both the trial and appellate level in both state and federal courts. In 1998, she was appointed Deputy Assistant State’s Attorney in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney in the Gang and Continuing Crime Unit for the state of Connecticut and later became an Assistant State’s Attorney in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Dynamic change is something Attorney Filan knows about. In May 2005, she resigned her prominent position as a Connecticut state prosecutor to pursue a career in media after being hired by NBC News and MSNBC to provide exclusive legal analysis at the Michael Jackson trial in Santa Maria, Calif.

She soon became NBC News’ go-to legal analyst, often appearing on “The Today Show,” and other cable news programs. In 2006, she was promoted to MSNBC Senior Legal Analyst. She has shared her insights on dozens of high profile cases — from JonBenet Ramsey and Anna Nicole Smith, to O.J. Simpson and Kobe Bryant, to Bernie Madoff, David Letterman and Tiger Woods.
She has appeared on every major network, including NBC’s “Today Show,” CBS’s “The Early Show,” ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “Dateline” and “Nightly News with Brian Williams,” MSNBC’s “The Dan Abrams Report,” CNN’s “Larry King Live,” Fox News LIVE, Court TV (now truTV), BBC TV and Radio, and National Public Radio. She has been quoted in printed media around the world.

Attorney Filan grew up in Weston, Connecticut, in a family of lawyers. Her father is retired state Appellate Court Judge Frederick A. Freedman, her uncle is retired U.S. District Court Judge Alan Nevas. Her great uncle, Leo Nevas, was something of a local legend in Westport, practicing law until he passed away in August 2009 at the age of 97. She is proud that her conference room was his original office over fifty years ago.

She has two daughters, adopted from China.
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State Senator Eric D. Coleman began serving the Second Senatorial District in January, 1995. The district includes portions of Bloomfield, Hartford and Windsor. Prior to his election to the Senate, he served in the State House of Representatives from 1983 to 1994. While a member of the House of Representatives, Senator Coleman served two terms as Assistant Majority Leader. In 1991, he served a term as Majority Whip, and was Deputy Speaker of the House in 1993.

Senator Coleman currently serves as Senate Chair of the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee. He is also the Vice Chair of the Human Services Committee, and a sitting member of the General Law and Program Review & Investigations Committees. He also acts as Deputy President Pro Tempore, often presiding over business on the floor of the Senate.

Senator Coleman made history in 2001 when he was first appointed to serve as Chair of the Judiciary Committee—the first African-American to hold that position. The George W. Crawford Law Association, an organization of African-American lawyers in Connecticut, and a number of civil rights organizations honored him for his contributions to the legal profession.

Senator Coleman has received numerous awards and honors since he was first elected to the Senate in 1994. In 2001 the African-American Affairs Commission named Coleman “Legislator of the Year.” The Legislative Education Action Program (L.E.A.P) honored him in 2000 for his work on the law requiring all cities and towns in Connecticut to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Senator Coleman has also been honored by the Connecticut Citizen Action Group for his commitment to social change, the Urban League of Greater Hartford Development Corporation, the Appreciation Award for support of the Annual Dr. Carter G. Woodson Scholarship of Tau Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, the Greater Hartford NAACP, the Uptown Troops Color Guard, the United Negro College Fund, the Unsung Hero Award of the Upper Albany Revitalization Zone Organization, the Greater Hartford Labor Council AFL-CIO, the Connecticut Alliance for Basic Human Needs, the Nigerian American Society, the Clarence Daniels Advocacy Award of the Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, and the Achievement Award of the Connecticut Chapter of Men and Women for Justice, Inc.

Senator Coleman serves on the Board of Directors of Greater Hartford Legal Aid and is a member of the American Bar Association as well as the Hartford County Bar Association. He is a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, and also served on the Bloomfield Democratic Town Committee from 1984 to 2002.

Senator Coleman graduated from the Pomfret School and Columbia College of Columbia University. He received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1977 and established his own law practice in Hartford in 1986.

Senator Coleman resides in Bloomfield with his wife, Pamela. They have three children: Trevonn, Lamar and Erica, and three grandchildren: Jalen, Isaiah and Elias.

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Susan Filan- Mark Kerrigan- Sentencing- Jansing & Company (05-26-11) – 844-292-1318 Connecticut legal aid

Weston, Connecticut native Susan F. Filan, Esq., is a former CT state prosecutor, MSNBC-TV Senior Legal Analyst and an experienced trial lawyer.
She currently runs a legal practice at Colonial Green in Westport, Connecticut, representing clients in criminal matters and family cases as well as mediating matters for clients. Filan comes at her profession from a paradoxically spiritual, yet pragmatic and iron fisted view point, putting into her daily practice what she takes from her own heart and experience. Versatile and more humane than her remarkable credentials would suggest, Filan has much to offer clients who face real challenge in their lives.

Filan began her career in 1991 at a New Haven legal aid clinic, representing indigent criminal defendants. In 1994, she joined a private firm and practiced criminal defense, divorce law, and family matters at both the trial and appellate level in both state and federal courts. In 1998, she was appointed Deputy Assistant State’s Attorney in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney in the Gang and Continuing Crime Unit for the state of Connecticut and later became an Assistant State’s Attorney in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Dynamic change is something Attorney Filan knows about. In May 2005, she resigned her prominent position as a Connecticut state prosecutor to pursue a career in media after being hired by NBC News and MSNBC to provide exclusive legal analysis at the Michael Jackson trial in Santa Maria, Calif.

She soon became NBC News’ go-to legal analyst, often appearing on “The Today Show,” and other cable news programs. In 2006, she was promoted to MSNBC Senior Legal Analyst. She has shared her insights on dozens of high profile cases — from JonBenet Ramsey and Anna Nicole Smith, to O.J. Simpson and Kobe Bryant, to Bernie Madoff, David Letterman and Tiger Woods.
She has appeared on every major network, including NBC’s “Today Show,” CBS’s “The Early Show,” ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “Dateline” and “Nightly News with Brian Williams,” MSNBC’s “The Dan Abrams Report,” CNN’s “Larry King Live,” Fox News LIVE, Court TV (now truTV), BBC TV and Radio, and National Public Radio. She has been quoted in printed media around the world.

Attorney Filan grew up in Weston, Connecticut, in a family of lawyers. Her father is retired state Appellate Court Judge Frederick A. Freedman, her uncle is retired U.S. District Court Judge Alan Nevas. Her great uncle, Leo Nevas, was something of a local legend in Westport, practicing law until he passed away in August 2009 at the age of 97. She is proud that her conference room was his original office over fifty years ago.

She has two daughters, adopted from China.
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The Senate Reports with Senator Eric Coleman – 10/2/2014 – 844-292-1318 Connecticut legal aid

State Senator Eric D. Coleman began serving the Second Senatorial District in January, 1995. The district includes portions of Bloomfield, Hartford and Windsor. Prior to his election to the Senate, he served in the State House of Representatives from 1983 to 1994. While a member of the House of Representatives, Senator Coleman served two terms as Assistant Majority Leader. In 1991, he served a term as Majority Whip, and was Deputy Speaker of the House in 1993.

Senator Coleman currently serves as Senate Chair of the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee. He is also the Vice Chair of the Human Services Committee, and a sitting member of the General Law and Program Review & Investigations Committees. He also acts as Deputy President Pro Tempore, often presiding over business on the floor of the Senate.

Senator Coleman made history in 2001 when he was first appointed to serve as Chair of the Judiciary Committee—the first African-American to hold that position. The George W. Crawford Law Association, an organization of African-American lawyers in Connecticut, and a number of civil rights organizations honored him for his contributions to the legal profession.

Senator Coleman has received numerous awards and honors since he was first elected to the Senate in 1994. In 2001 the African-American Affairs Commission named Coleman “Legislator of the Year.” The Legislative Education Action Program (L.E.A.P) honored him in 2000 for his work on the law requiring all cities and towns in Connecticut to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Senator Coleman has also been honored by the Connecticut Citizen Action Group for his commitment to social change, the Urban League of Greater Hartford Development Corporation, the Appreciation Award for support of the Annual Dr. Carter G. Woodson Scholarship of Tau Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, the Greater Hartford NAACP, the Uptown Troops Color Guard, the United Negro College Fund, the Unsung Hero Award of the Upper Albany Revitalization Zone Organization, the Greater Hartford Labor Council AFL-CIO, the Connecticut Alliance for Basic Human Needs, the Nigerian American Society, the Clarence Daniels Advocacy Award of the Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, and the Achievement Award of the Connecticut Chapter of Men and Women for Justice, Inc.

Senator Coleman serves on the Board of Directors of Greater Hartford Legal Aid and is a member of the American Bar Association as well as the Hartford County Bar Association. He is a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, and also served on the Bloomfield Democratic Town Committee from 1984 to 2002.

Senator Coleman graduated from the Pomfret School and Columbia College of Columbia University. He received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1977 and established his own law practice in Hartford in 1986.

Senator Coleman resides in Bloomfield with his wife, Pamela. They have three children: Trevonn, Lamar and Erica, and three grandchildren: Jalen, Isaiah and Elias.

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Using Google Analytics and AdWords for your Nonprofit’s Website – 844-292-1318 Connecticut legal aid

You have a website, but that is only half the battle. In this webinar we will talk about using Google Analytics to track your visitors and Google AdWords to draw visitors to your site.

This webinar is presented by these fine individuals and with the assistance of LSC.

Talley Wells, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc
Mark Sherman, Nehmedia, Inc
Jillian Theil, Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut
Brian Rowe, LSNTAP

Please take a minute to fill out the survey found here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2TZTBVK
The slides used in this presentation can be found at http://www.slideshare.net/LSNTAP/web-analytics-tracking-for-success

Some additional links to resources mentioned over the course of this webinar.
http://www.webanalyticsdemystified.com/ae/what-is-analysis-exchange.asp
www.probono.net/statewebsites/gatoolkit

00:00:00 Introduction
00:01:37 What is Analytics
00:03:11 Project Background
00:05:50 OlmsteadRights.org
00:07:23 Why Analytics for OlmsteadRights.org
00:08:16 Initial Launch
00:09:00 We want visitors and Members
00:10:42 Facebook Ads
00:12:09 Targeted Litigation Director Email
00:12:54 Google AdWords Ad Grant
00:13:26 Making Successful Ads?
00:15:03 Implementing Google Analytics
00:19:37 Perfect World vs Real World
00:23:08 Question, how to make an educational Call to Action
00:25:20 Step 1 – Identify Goals of Site
00:26:49 Step 2 – Integrate Goals into Site
00:28:26 Step 3 – Setup Analytics
00:30:18 Step 4 – Get Traffic
00:34:25 Google Ad Grant Program
00:36:57 Keyword planner
00:37:49 Opportunity for Free Legal Services
00:38:31 Organic Search Traffic
00:39:82 Step 5 – Measure Traffic &Goals
00:40:16 Definitions
00:41:58 Step 5 – Measure Traffic & Goals
00:50:42 Steps 6&7 Sample Goal Analysis/Rinse & Repeat
00:53:49 Adjust Design & Content
00:55:08 Partnering with an Expert
00:56:06 Pro Bono Net Support
01:00:30 Question – What does Analytics cost?
01:02:10 2015 LawHelp Analytics TIG with the Northwest Justice Project
01:03:30 Question, TOS and opt out
01:04:30 Question, Assigning monetary values to goals
01:05:51 Question, Thoughts on mouse tracking as part of analytics
01:07:17 Question, Average monthly usage for stateside websites
01:09:24 Question, Basic nuts and bolts for setting up Google Analytics
01:09:54 Question, distinguishing lawyer traffic from SRL traffic.
01:12:28 Question about using email addresses for AdWords
01:15:16 Question Use of surveys on public sites
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Your Right To Travel – 844-292-1318 Connecticut legal aid

Your Right To Travel

What to do if you get pulled over, and you haven’t hurt or threatened anyone.

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Amendment VII
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

My Constitutional Right as one of the people, to practice law.
Supreme Court Ruling [Miller vs. U.S., 230 F. 486, 489] “The claim and exercise of a constitutional Right cannot be converted into a crime.”
Supreme Court Ruling [Sherar v. Cullen, 481 F. 945]“There can be no sanction or penalty imposed upon one because of this exercise of Constitutional Rights.”
[Sims v. Aherns, 271 S.W. 720 (1925)] “The practice of Law is an occupation of common right!”

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State Senator Eric D. Coleman began serving the Second Senatorial District in January, 1995. The district includes portions of Bloomfield, Hartford and Windsor. Prior to his election to the Senate, he served in the State House of Representatives from 1983 to 1994. While a member of the House of Representatives, Senator Coleman served two terms as Assistant Majority Leader. In 1991, he served a term as Majority Whip, and was Deputy Speaker of the House in 1993.

Senator Coleman currently serves as Senate Chair of the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee. He is also the Vice Chair of the Human Services Committee, and a sitting member of the General Law and Program Review & Investigations Committees. He also acts as Deputy President Pro Tempore, often presiding over business on the floor of the Senate.

Senator Coleman made history in 2001 when he was first appointed to serve as Chair of the Judiciary Committee—the first African-American to hold that position. The George W. Crawford Law Association, an organization of African-American lawyers in Connecticut, and a number of civil rights organizations honored him for his contributions to the legal profession.

Senator Coleman has received numerous awards and honors since he was first elected to the Senate in 1994. In 2001 the African-American Affairs Commission named Coleman “Legislator of the Year.” The Legislative Education Action Program (L.E.A.P) honored him in 2000 for his work on the law requiring all cities and towns in Connecticut to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Senator Coleman has also been honored by the Connecticut Citizen Action Group for his commitment to social change, the Urban League of Greater Hartford Development Corporation, the Appreciation Award for support of the Annual Dr. Carter G. Woodson Scholarship of Tau Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, the Greater Hartford NAACP, the Uptown Troops Color Guard, the United Negro College Fund, the Unsung Hero Award of the Upper Albany Revitalization Zone Organization, the Greater Hartford Labor Council AFL-CIO, the Connecticut Alliance for Basic Human Needs, the Nigerian American Society, the Clarence Daniels Advocacy Award of the Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, and the Achievement Award of the Connecticut Chapter of Men and Women for Justice, Inc.

Senator Coleman serves on the Board of Directors of Greater Hartford Legal Aid and is a member of the American Bar Association as well as the Hartford County Bar Association. He is a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, and also served on the Bloomfield Democratic Town Committee from 1984 to 2002.

Senator Coleman graduated from the Pomfret School and Columbia College of Columbia University. He received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1977 and established his own law practice in Hartford in 1986.

Senator Coleman resides in Bloomfield with his wife, Pamela. They have three children: Trevonn, Lamar and Erica, and three grandchildren: Jalen, Isaiah and Elias.

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Susan Filan- Anthony Case, Legal Analysis-Joy Behar Show (05-31-11 – 844-292-1318 Connecticut legal aid

Weston, Connecticut native Susan F. Filan, Esq., is a former CT state prosecutor, MSNBC-TV Senior Legal Analyst and an experienced trial lawyer.
She currently runs a legal practice at Colonial Green in Westport, Connecticut, representing clients in criminal matters and family cases as well as mediating matters for clients. Filan comes at her profession from a paradoxically spiritual, yet pragmatic and iron fisted view point, putting into her daily practice what she takes from her own heart and experience. Versatile and more humane than her remarkable credentials would suggest, Filan has much to offer clients who face real challenge in their lives.

Filan began her career in 1991 at a New Haven legal aid clinic, representing indigent criminal defendants. In 1994, she joined a private firm and practiced criminal defense, divorce law, and family matters at both the trial and appellate level in both state and federal courts. In 1998, she was appointed Deputy Assistant State’s Attorney in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney in the Gang and Continuing Crime Unit for the state of Connecticut and later became an Assistant State’s Attorney in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Dynamic change is something Attorney Filan knows about. In May 2005, she resigned her prominent position as a Connecticut state prosecutor to pursue a career in media after being hired by NBC News and MSNBC to provide exclusive legal analysis at the Michael Jackson trial in Santa Maria, Calif.

She soon became NBC News’ go-to legal analyst, often appearing on “The Today Show,” and other cable news programs. In 2006, she was promoted to MSNBC Senior Legal Analyst. She has shared her insights on dozens of high profile cases — from JonBenet Ramsey and Anna Nicole Smith, to O.J. Simpson and Kobe Bryant, to Bernie Madoff, David Letterman and Tiger Woods.
She has appeared on every major network, including NBC’s “Today Show,” CBS’s “The Early Show,” ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “Dateline” and “Nightly News with Brian Williams,” MSNBC’s “The Dan Abrams Report,” CNN’s “Larry King Live,” Fox News LIVE, Court TV (now truTV), BBC TV and Radio, and National Public Radio. She has been quoted in printed media around the world.

Attorney Filan grew up in Weston, Connecticut, in a family of lawyers. Her father is retired state Appellate Court Judge Frederick A. Freedman, her uncle is retired U.S. District Court Judge Alan Nevas. Her great uncle, Leo Nevas, was something of a local legend in Westport, practicing law until he passed away in August 2009 at the age of 97. She is proud that her conference room was his original office over fifty years ago.

She has two daughters, adopted from China.

The Senate Reports with Senator Eric Coleman - 12/18/2014

State Senator Eric D. Coleman began serving the Second Senatorial District in January, 1995. The district includes portions of Bloomfield, Hartford and Windsor. Prior to his election to the Senate, he served in the State House of Representatives from 1983 to 1994. While a member of the House of Representatives, Senator Coleman served two terms as Assistant Majority Leader. In 1991, he served a term as Majority Whip, and was Deputy Speaker of the House in 1993.

Senator Coleman currently serves as Senate Chair of the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee. He is also the Vice Chair of the Human Services Committee, and a sitting member of the General Law and Program Review & Investigations Committees. He also acts as Deputy President Pro Tempore, often presiding over business on the floor of the Senate.

Senator Coleman made history in 2001 when he was first appointed to serve as Chair of the Judiciary Committee—the first African-American to hold that position. The George W. Crawford Law Association, an organization of African-American lawyers in Connecticut, and a number of civil rights organizations honored him for his contributions to the legal profession.

Senator Coleman has received numerous awards and honors since he was first elected to the Senate in 1994. In 2001 the African-American Affairs Commission named Coleman “Legislator of the Year.” The Legislative Education Action Program (L.E.A.P) honored him in 2000 for his work on the law requiring all cities and towns in Connecticut to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Senator Coleman has also been honored by the Connecticut Citizen Action Group for his commitment to social change, the Urban League of Greater Hartford Development Corporation, the Appreciation Award for support of the Annual Dr. Carter G. Woodson Scholarship of Tau Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, the Greater Hartford NAACP, the Uptown Troops Color Guard, the United Negro College Fund, the Unsung Hero Award of the Upper Albany Revitalization Zone Organization, the Greater Hartford Labor Council AFL-CIO, the Connecticut Alliance for Basic Human Needs, the Nigerian American Society, the Clarence Daniels Advocacy Award of the Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, and the Achievement Award of the Connecticut Chapter of Men and Women for Justice, Inc.

Senator Coleman serves on the Board of Directors of Greater Hartford Legal Aid and is a member of the American Bar Association as well as the Hartford County Bar Association. He is a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, and also served on the Bloomfield Democratic Town Committee from 1984 to 2002.

Senator Coleman graduated from the Pomfret School and Columbia College of Columbia University. He received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1977 and established his own law practice in Hartford in 1986.

Senator Coleman resides in Bloomfield with his wife, Pamela. They have three children: Trevonn, Lamar and Erica, and three grandchildren: Jalen, Isaiah and Elias.

The AccessTV.org Network is Funded by J. Stan and Nyesha McCauley. Additional support made possible by community volunteers. Be a force for good! If you can’t save the world – save someone that can!
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