‘Rainmaking through Networking’ presentation Jan. 14

Scott Nevins, principal of Bernstein Private Wealth Management, will present “Rainmaking through Networking” to Mondays @ 7 Networking Group on Jan. 14.

Although networking is a critical skill in business, most people are not as effective at networking as they could be because they never received formal training.

Learn how to become a “black belt networker,” by learning how to introduce yourself, set measurable objectives and how to best follow up.

Meetings are free and open to the public. The event will take place from 7 to 9:15 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston, 49 Weston Road.

M@7 is a premier networking and job search skills organization. Its programs and resources benefit and energize members in their career searches, and “pay it forward” to each other and the community.

Nusbaum family firm names Harold Haldeman partner

The Law Offices of Edward Nusbaum in Westport recently announced Harold “Rusty” Haldeman as partner.

A veteran of handling numerous family law cases, Haldeman provides more than 20 years’ experience in matters involving divorce, property division, child custody issues, premarital and postmarital agreements, and a variety of other issues.

Since joining the firm, his principal roles have involved discovery, management, research and preparation of briefs for trial and appellate cases, preparation and analysis of financial documents, preparation for depositions, pre-trial evaluations, mediations, arbitrations and trials.

Adept at guiding clients through the complex process of preparing essential documents and responding to financial discovery typical in high-asset cases, Haldeman also manages the intake, cataloguing and analysis of the same documents and discovery from opposing counsel, methodically synthesizing vast amounts of financial information to provide concise, informative data for settlement or trial of the case. He works on all types of family law matters, including divorce, alimony, child support, property distribution and child custody, including preparation of pleadings, separation agreements, parenting plans and proposed orders for pre-trial and trial.

In fact, Haldeman’s pre-trial documentation, unofficially known by Connecticut judges as “Rusty’s Notebook,” has been recognized by numerous family law judges as the best resource trial document in the profession, according to Edward Nusbaum, principal of the firm.

Prior to joining Nusbaum’s law firm, Haldeman served in the United States Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer, and, after attending law school, as a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

Event to focus on Connecticut’s African-American heroines

In honor of Black History Month the Norwalk Historical Society Museum is hosting a lecture about “Connecticut’s African American Heroines.” The event is at 2 p.m. on Feb. 2 at 141 East Ave. It is free of charge.

The 45-minute discussion, led by a speaker from the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame will explore some of Connecticut's most remarkable African American heroines, from women's rights advocate Maria Miller Stewart to civil rights catalyst Marian Anderson to pioneering artist Laura Wheeler Waring and current State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier.

Tony-award winner Anika Noni Rose will also be featured.

The group will explore the important contributions of African American women in Connecticut, event organizers said. The lecture will conclude with a question-and-answer session and refreshments. Space is limited and advanced registration is encouraged.

To register, visit https://ctafricanamericanheroines.brownpapertickets.com or call 203-846-0525.

The Norwalk Historical Society Museum parking is at City Hall, at 125 East Ave. The museum is in the red brick house with blue double front doors next to the Norwalk Health Department.

In the case of inclement weather, the lecture will be rescheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 9.

For information visit www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org, email info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or call 203-846-0525.