Timothy Fisher, dean of the University of Connecticut School of Law, will give a talk on “Affordable Justice: When and How?” as he delivers the University of Hartford’s annual Jon O. Newman Lecture on Law and Justice on Monday, April 13, at 4:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium (on the lower level of the Harry Jack Gray Center) at the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The Jon O. Newman Lecture on Law and Justice is made possible by the generosity of the Honorable Jon O. Newman (Hon. ’75), a senior judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is past chair of the University of Hartford Board of Regents as well as a life regent of the University.
Timothy Fisher, who has been dean of the University of Connecticut School of Law since 2013, has spent 35 years in private practice. Upon graduating from Hartford Public High School, Yale University, and Columbia Law School, Fisher began his legal career in Hartford, and focused his practice on the fields of ethics, alternate dispute resolution, commercial transactions, construction law, family wealth disputes, and municipal law. He served as the office managing partner at McCarter & English, LLP, before becoming dean at UConn Law.
Throughout his career, Fisher has donated his time to pro bono cases relating to prison conditions, speedy criminal appeals, marriage equality, and exonerating wrongfully convicted prisoners. He founded the Connecticut Innocence Fund, the first program in the United States that helps those exonerated re-enter society. Fisher currently chairs the Connecticut Commission on Judicial Compensation and was recently president of the Connecticut Bar Foundation, the primary funder of legal aid in Connecticut.