The Litchfield County Bar Association (LCBA) has selected Cramer & Anderson law clerk Allison M. “Allie” Noteware as a 2022 recipient of the scholarship presented in memory of Attorney Catherine Roraback and Attorney Thomas F. Wall, Sr.
“It was a team effort,” Noteware said in thanking Partners John Tower, Randy DiBella, and Chris Sochacki, who let her know about the scholarship opportunity and helped navigate the application process.
Noteware, who plans to focus on litigation once she passes the bar, just completed her third year at Quinnipiac University School of Law, where she is a part-time student.
News of the scholarship coincides with another recent honor, being chosen to publish an article in the 2022-2023 Quinnipiac Law Review entitled “Connecticut’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Act and Insurance Program: Worker Rights in the Only Industrialized Country Without Federal Paid Leave.”
The article discusses Connecticut’s new legislation and compares it to paid family and medical leave laws in New Jersey, Rhode Island, New York, and Massachusetts, as well as comparing the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to such programs in Canada, Japan, and Sweden, all of which are more expansive.
“The article ends with an overview of Congressional proposals that have failed to gain the necessary support and a recommendation that Congress amend FMLA to make it paid,” Noteware explained.
She first joined Cramer & Anderson as an intern in the summer of 2018, between junior and senior year of college, and after graduation in 2019 she returned as a paralegal.
Noteware received her undergraduate degree in legal studies from Western Connecticut State University’s Ancell School of Business, graduating with honors, and also served as a business school tutor, and as a Danbury Probate Court clerk’s assistant.
She moved into the law clerk position at Cramer & Anderson last summer, initially part-time and now full-time, working with Attorneys DiBella, Tower, and Kent Mancini on litigation, with Partner Lisa Rivas on issues related to immigration, and with other partners.
“Working at the firm while in law school is the perfect mix,” Noteware said. “It can be difficult solely within the context of school to apply what you’re learning to actual situations, but what you learn in law school makes much more sense when you see it in real-life situations.”
This year’s LCBA scholarships will be presented at the annual Bench/Bar Dinner on June 2 at the Torrington Country Club in Goshen.
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