|(From Left to Right) CBA Presidential Fellows Committee Co-Chair Lucas Hernandez, 2023-2025 CBA Presidential Fellows Kaydeen M. Maitland, Dayna Chucta, Emilio A. Estrella, Tamara J. Titre, Miriam E. Hasbun, Aaron Arias, and CBA Vice President and Presidential Fellows Committee Co-Chair Emily A. Gianquinto.
Current and past CBA presidential fellows and association leaders gathered at Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange on December 5 for the annual Presidential Fellows Dinner.
At the event, the 2022-2024 and 2023-2025 presidential fellows and other attendees enjoyed dinner and a panel presentation moderated by Presidential Fellows Committee Co-Chair Lucas Hernandez that consisted of CBA Vice-President and Presidential Fellows Committee Co-Chair Emily A. Gianquinto, CBA past President Mark Dubois, and presidential fellows program alumni Yamuna Menon and Suphi Philip.
|CBA President Maggie Castinado (pictured sixth from the right) joined current presidential fellows and alumni of the presidential fellows program attending the dinner.
Vice President Gianquinto initiated the dinner by introducing herself and her fellow co-chair Lucas Hernandez as alumni of the presidential fellows program. She emphasized that the event is meant to provide the opportunity for new fellows to meet and socialize with other fellows, alumni of the program, and leaders of CBA sections.
Co-Chair Hernandez asked the panelists about their reasons for applying to become presidential fellows, what they most enjoyed from their experiences in the program, and in what ways the Connecticut Bar Association has assisted them in their careers. Vice President Gianquinto encouraged the new presidential fellows to “be proactive as much as you can,” noting that the personal and professional connections she developed through the presidential fellows program and other CBA events have been among the most important benefits of her membership in the association.
|At the dinner, a panel discussion was held featuring (from left to right) presidential fellows program alumni Yamuna Menon and Suphi Philip, CBA past President Mark Dubois, CBA Vice President and Presidential Fellows Committee Co-Chair Emily A. GIanquinto, and was moderated by Presidential Fellows Committee Co-Chair Lucas Hernandez.
The CBA Presidential Fellows Program was launched in 2015 as a prestigious leadership development program for the future leaders of the Connecticut legal profession. New Presidential Fellows are selected each year and assigned to the executive committee of a sponsoring CBA section. Graduates of the program have gone on to hold prominent leadership positions within the Connecticut Bar Association and the Connecticut legal community at large.
The CBA congratulates all the current Presidential Fellows and looks forward to seeing their development and achievements within the association.