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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
David McGrath

Louden, Katz & McGrath, LLC
638 Prospect Ave
Hartford, CT 06105-4203
(860)231-7150
david@lkmfamilylaw.com

Chair-Elect
Amanda Schreiber

Cigna
900 Cottage Grove Road, B6LPA
Hartford, CT 06152-0001
(860)226-4692
amanda.schreiber@cigna.com

Secretary
Colleen Garlick

Hassett & Donnelly, PC
100 Pearl Street, 11th Fl
Hartford, CT 06103
cgarlick@hassettanddonnelly.com

Treasurer
Cindy Cieslak

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

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  • YLS 2019-20 logo YLS 2019-2020 Officers

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    Amanda G. Schreiber will serve as chair of the 2019-2020 YLS, along with Cindy M. Cieslak as chair-elect, Christopher A. Klepps as secretary, and Joshua J. Devine as treasurer.
  • YLS volunteers at the Hartford Habitat for Humanity build. YLS Volunteers for Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    Members of the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) volunteered with Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, March 30. The volunteers helped build a home by hanging sheetrock and installing insulation, to contribute to Hartford Habitat's mission to provide safe, decent, affordable housing in the Hartford community.
  • 2019 Ladder Award Winner Hon. Lynda B. Munro and her colleagues, Hon. Anne C. Dranginis and CBA Past President Livia D. Barndollar (2008-2009), both of Pullman & Comley LLC. Retired Superior Court Judge Lynda B. Munro Receives 2019 Ladder Award

    Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    The CBA Women in the Law Section, in association with the CBA Young Lawyers Section (YLS) Women in the Law Committee, honored retired Connecticut Superior Court Judge Lynda B. Munro as the 2019 recipient of the Ladder Award at "Pathways to Leadership for Women Lawyers," held on March 28 at Saint Clements Castle in Portland, CT.
  • YLS Executive Committee Seeks Applications for 2019-2020 Bar Year

    Friday, March 1, 2019

    The YLS Executive Committee is a fantastic opportunity for you to take a leadership role in the Bar, network with friends and colleagues, create avenues for potential new clients, and make a name for yourself in this early part of your career.
  • YLS Chair David A. McGrath, YLS Senior Advsior Suphi A. Philip, and Diversity Award recipient Asha Rangappa YLS Honors Asha Rangappa with Diversity Award

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) held its eleventh Diversity Award Dinner on February 7 at Amarante’s Sea Cliff in New Haven. The honor was presented to Asha Rangappa—former FBI agent, CNN contributor, and senior lecturer at Yale University—for her outstanding efforts on behalf of diversity.

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