Professor Mark Dubois has practiced law for more than 40 years. In addition to his full-time position on the faculty of the University of Connecticut School of Law, he is of-counsel with the New London, Connecticut, firm of Geraghty & Bonnano. He was Connecticut’s first Chief Disciplinary Counsel from 2003 until 2011. In that position, he established an office that investigated and prosecuted attorney misconduct and the unauthorized practice of law. He is a contributor to the Connecticut Law Tribune, where he wrote the Ethics Matters column for more than seven years. He writes and lectures extensively on matters related to lawyer ethics, with a recent focus on senior attorneys.
Professor Dubois has represented individuals accused of ethical misconduct and malpractice and served as an expert witness on matters of privilege, ethics and malpractice. He teaches lawyering skills at UConn School of Law and has taught legal ethics there and at Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he was Distinguished Practitioner in Residence in 2011.
Professor Dubois is a former president of the Connecticut Bar Association and a member of the association’s Professional Discipline, LGBT and Unauthorized Practice groups. He is a member of the New Britain, New London and American bar associations; the American Board of Trial Advocates; and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. He is the 2019 recipient of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Edward Hennessey Professionalism Award, the Quintin Johnstone Service to the Profession Award in 2012, and the American Board of Trial Advocacy, Connecticut Chapter, annual award in 2007.
Mark Dubois and James Sullivan, Connecticut Legal Ethics and Malpractice, (3rd ed.) (Law Tribune Publishing, 2016)
Mark Dubois, Mastering the Craft of Lawyering, in Essential Qualities of the Professional Lawyer 105 (Paul A. Haskins ed., American Bar Association 2014).
Mark Dubois, Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty, in Essential Qualities of the Professional Lawyer 127 (Paul A. Haskins ed., American Bar Association 2014).
Professor Mark Dubois spoke at the Connecticut Bar Association's Professionalism Boot Camp on Dec. 6, 2019, in New Britain, Connecticut, in a presentation titled: Ethical Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media.
Professor Mark Dubois led a seminar on transitioning out of the practice of law at a Connecticut Bar Association event, The Path Out: Succession Planning and Leaving the Practice of Law, on Dec. 4, 2019, in New Britain, Connecticut.
Professor Mark Dubois spoke to the Tolland County Bar Association on Nov. 21, 2019, in Tolland, Connecticut, about ethics and the state of legal practice.