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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
Joshua Devine
United Health Group
185 Asylum Street, Twr 1, fl 20, CT039-20A
Hartford, CT 06103
(860)702-6805
joshua_devine@uhc.com

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

Secretary
Vianca T. Malick
Diana Conti & Tunila LLP
1091 Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040
(860)643-2181
vmalick@dctlaw.com

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

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Upcoming Events

  • Sep 25
    Lawyers in the Classroom Volunteer Training (EYL210925)
    Webinar and Pre-Recorded Video
    9:30 AM to 10:30 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Interested in volunteering for the Lawyers in the Classroom program? Register for this training session to sign up and receive the training needed to get started. The training walks volunteers through the program, provides information on how to bring antiracism into the classroom, and provides volunteers with the skills needed to teach elementary students in grades 4-6 for a one virtual hour session.

  • Oct 05
    Lawyers in the Classroom Volunteer Training (EYL211005)
    Webinar and Pre-Recorded Video
    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Interested in volunteering for the Lawyers in the Classroom program? Register for this training session to sign up and receive the training needed to get started. The training walks volunteers through the program, provides information on how to bring antiracism into the classroom, and provides volunteers with the skills needed to teach elementary students in grades 4-6 for a one virtual hour session.

  • Oct 07
    YLS 2021-2022 Kick-Off Happy Hour (SYL211007)
    Stonebridge Restaurant
    50 Daniel St
    Milford, Connecticut
    United States
    5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)
  • Oct 12
    YLS Executive Committee Meeting (SYL211012)
    Zoom Video Meeting
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)
  • Oct 16
    YLS "Be the Best You": A Health and Wellness Event (SYL211016)
    Heublein Tower Trail (Talcott Mountain)
    1 Summit Ridge Drive
    Simsbury, Connecticut
    United States
    10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Latest Related News

  • YLS 2020-21 logo Ten CBA Young Lawyers Receive Service Awards

    Monday, August 16, 2021

    Ten YLS Executive Committee members received awards at the section’s Leadership Retreat on August 6-7 for their service during the 2020-2021 bar year.
  • 2021-2022 CBA YLS Officers

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021

    The YLS has selected their 2021-2022 officers. The section will be chaired by Joshua J. Devine.
  • State Representative Matthew Blumenthal YLS Hosts Virtual Legislative Breakfast

    Monday, April 26, 2021

    The CBA Young Lawyers Section (YLS) held its annual legislative breakfast virtually over Zoom on April 22. Section members met with State Representative Matthew Blumenthal, who was the guest speaker for the event.
  • Member Spotlight | Kyle A. McClain

    Friday, February 26, 2021

    Kyle A. McClain will receive the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) Vanguard Award at the CBA’s annual awards celebration, Celebrate with the Stars, on Thursday, April 8.
  • ABA DRS Volunteer Opportunity | ABA Representation in Mediation Competition

    Friday, January 29, 2021

    The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution seeks experienced mediators and lawyers for the regional Representation in Mediation Competition, February 27-28, 2021, hosted by UConn Law School.

Section Annual Reports