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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
Amanda Schreiber

Cigna
900 Cottage Grove Road, B6LPA
Hartford, CT 06152-0001 
(860)226-3898 
amanda.schreiber@cigna.com

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

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

Treasurer
Joshua Devine

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

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Upcoming Events

  • Jan 21
    Registering for Success: Strategies for Maximizing the Value of a Business’s IP CLE (EYL200121)
    CBA Law Center
    30 Bank St
    New Britain, Connecticut
    United States

    This program will consider intellectual property from the perspective of business owner representation. There are many legal issues implicated by the starting and running of a business, but it is easy for intellectual property issues to become overlooked amidst issues that may seem more urgent, such as organization formation and employment policies. What should a lawyer make sure a new business owner knows about intellectual property? How can future IP issues be prevented? What mistakes are most likely to occur while a new business is first generating IP? These and other questions will be touched on during this CLE.

  • Jan 23
    Cyber Security: Nuts and Bolts and Ethics of Protecting Information CLE (EDU200123)
    CBA Law Center
    30 Bank St
    New Britain, Connecticut
    United States

    Cyberattacks are a real and present threat to all data systems. Attorneys have an ethical responsibility to protect their clients' information from hackers. Learn practical nuts and bolts applications as well as your ethical obligations to protect your information from external intrusion.

  • Jan 28
    Top 10 Tips and Tools for Every Family Lawyer CLE (EYL200128)
    CBA Law Center
    30 Bank St
    New Britain, Connecticut
    United States

    This program will feature top tools and tips on a variety of subjects that every family law attorney should have ready to use, whether they are representing a client in a contested custody matter, financial matter, or both.

  • Jan 29
    UCONN School of Law - CBA Young Lawyers Section Meet & Greet (SYL200129)
    The Half Door
    270 Sisson Ave
    Hartford, Connecticut
    United States
  • Feb 03
    Construction Coverage from the Ground Up CLE (EYL200203)
    CBA Law Center
    30 Bank St
    New Britain, Connecticut
    United States

    In this program, panelists will provide an overview of the different types of construction-related insurance coverages, discuss the common coverage issues that arise thereunder, and examine recent developments in the law.

Latest Related News

  • Ladder2019 square Nominations Are Being Accepted for the 2020 Ladder Award

    Monday, December 16, 2019

    The Young Lawyers Section Women in the Law Committee is seeking nominations for the 2020 Ladder Award.
  • HornofPlenty2019 YLS Host Annual Horn of Plenty Food Drive

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    YLS hosted its annual Horn of Plenty Food Drive, in partnership with Foodshare and Connecticut Food Bank, and collected both food and monetary donations for Connecticut’s hungry families though an online fundraising drive and in-person drop-off locations throughout the state.
  • YLS Horn of Plenty Food Drive

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    The Young Lawyers Section is helping to make the difference between hungry and healthy in advance of the holiday season through its annual Horn of Plenty Food Drive from November 11 through November 22.
  • Swearing In-square Congratulations to Connecticut’s Newest Attorneys

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    On November 1, over 100 new attorneys appeared before the justices of the Connecticut Supreme Court to be sworn in to the Connecticut Bar.
  • Young Lawyers Section 2018-2019 Nine CBA Young Lawyers Receive Service Awards

    Friday, August 9, 2019

    Nine YLS Executive Committee members received awards at the section’s Leadership Retreat on June 28-29 for their service during the 2018-2019 bar year.

Section Annual Reports