Thanks to everyone who attended our June 6 meeting in Westport. We had a good turnout, and a surprise visitor: Westport divorce lawyer, Arnold Rutkin, a prominent attorney statewide who led the fight to kill the reform bill that CTAR supported. Clearly, CTAR is on his radar, and he wanted to find out what we are up to.
He mingled with members and engaged in an animated discussion during the Q-and-A. He was extremely articulate about the problems in the family court system ("It's a nightmare, and it's getting worse"), and insisted he intends to hold a "symposium" on the problems, but that it can't be completed for "a year or two." We engaged him on this issue of waiting, and actually went through some provisions of the CTAR-supported bill, looking for common ground and for ways to create a bill that would do what he insists the law needs to do to protect families. Instead of moving forward in this way, he reverted to his "symposium" as the vehicle for discussion.
CTAR is not waiting for Atty. Rutkin's symposium. We are eager to work with members of the Bar on creating a bill that will fix the "nightmare." And we are working with legislators who understand the depth and severity of the problems - and want to begin fixing them now, not in "a year or two."
Now more than ever, we need you, your friends, and your families to join us in these efforts.
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