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About Our Section

The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) has as its primary goals the promotion of justice, the encouragement of public service, and the promotion of diversity and education of young lawyers and newly admitted practitioners. These goals are achieved through the educational, public service, and community programs produced by the section’s twenty-plus statewide committees and the nine regional young lawyer organizations in the state. The section also serves a valuable social and networking role in introducing young lawyers to each other and assisting them in their transition into the Connecticut legal practice. The section includes all members of the CBA who are 37 years old or younger or who have been admitted to the Bar for less than six full bar years.


Section Executive Committee

Chair
Cindy Cieslak
Rose Kallor LLP
750 Main St, 
Hartford, CT 06103-2702
(860)361-7995
ccieslak@rosekallor.com

Chair-Elect
Joshua Devine
United Health Group
185 Asylum Street, Twr 1, fl 20
Hartford, CT 06103
(860)702-6805
joshua_devine@uhc.com

Secretary
Sara J. Dickson
United Health Group
185 Asylum St
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 702-5231     
sara_j_dickson@uhc.com

Treasurer
Christopher Klepps
The Hartford - Legal and Coverage Unit
Hartford, CT 06115
christopher.klepps@thehartford.com

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