NAGTRI Faculty

Each week we feature two of our faculty members. Please check back every week to view a different set of featured faculty.

Margaret Q. Chapple is an Associate Attorney General for Administration and Management for the State of Connecticut. She joined the Attorney General’s office in 1985 and was initially assigned to the office’s Public Safety Department, where she represented the Connecticut Department of Correction and Department of Public Safety in civil rights and employment litigation. She served as Department Head in the Public Safety Department from 1997 until 2001 and was the Department Head in the office’s newly created Employment Rights Department from 2001 until April 2011, when Attorney General George Jepsen appointed her to her current position. Peggy received her undergraduate degree from Southern Connecticut State University, an M.S.W. from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She is a member of the Connecticut bar and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Here are a selection of trainings she has taught at:

  • Motions Practice; May 20-21, 2013; Santa Fe, NM
  • Child Protection; June 13-14, 2013; Hartford, CT
  • Depositions; January 29-30, 2013; Honolulu, HI

Margret Cooke clerked for the Justices of the Superior Court of Massachusetts upon graduating from law school. She subsequently worked as an attorney for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services, Essex County District Attorney's Office and the Office of the Attorney General under Tom Reilly. In 2002, she entered private practice with the firm of Murphy and Riley, PC, focusing on medical malpractice and construction litigation defense. In 2005, she returned to practice at the Office of the Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division. Currently, she is the Division Chief of the Insurance and Unemployment Fraud Division, a criminal division specializing in white collar prosecutions. Margret earned her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and her J.D. from Northeastern School of Law and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and the Federal District Court of Massachusetts. Here are a selection of trainings she has taught at:

  • Trial Advocacy; March 4-7, 2013; Washington, DC
  • Plea Negotiation; October 22-23, 2013; Alaska

UPCOMING COURSES

E-Discovery for OAG-PR
San Juan, PR
STARTS: December 8, 2014
ENDS: December 8, 2014

Trial Advocacy Training for OAG-DC
Washington, DC
STARTS: December 8, 2014
ENDS: December 11, 2014

Trial Advocacy Training for OAG-NV
Carson City, NV
STARTS: December 15, 2014
ENDS: December 18, 2014

Motions Practice for OAG-IL
Chicago, IL
STARTS: December 16, 2014
ENDS: December 17, 2014

Deposition Skills
Tampa, FL
STARTS: January 8, 2015
ENDS: January 9, 2015

Voir Dire
New York, NY
STARTS: January 14, 2015
ENDS: January 16, 2015

Human Trafficking for State Prosecutors: Bismark, ND
Bismark, ND
STARTS: January 20, 2015
ENDS: January 21, 2015

Legal Writing for OAG-CA
Los Angeles, CA
STARTS: January 21, 2015
ENDS: January 21, 2015

Trial Advocacy Training for OAG-AS
Pago Pago, Am. Samoa
STARTS: January 26, 2015
ENDS: January 29, 2015

Human Trafficking for State Prosecutors: Pago Pago, Am. Samoa
Pago Pago, Am. Samoa
STARTS: January 29, 2015
ENDS: January 30, 2015

Negotiation Skills Training for OAG-HI
Honolulu, HI
STARTS: February 2, 2015
ENDS: February 3, 2015

Faculty Development
Atlanta, GA
STARTS: February 9, 2015
ENDS: February 10, 2015

Advanced Trial Techniques and Investigator Training for OAG-MI
Lansing, MI
STARTS: February 11, 2015
ENDS: February 13, 2015

Train the Trainers
Washington, DC
STARTS: February 19, 2015
ENDS: February 20, 2015

Legal Writing for OAG-IN
Indianapolis, IN
STARTS: February 23, 2015
ENDS: February 23, 2015

Legal Writing
Little Rock, AR
STARTS: March 23, 2015
ENDS: March 25, 2015