Rose Kallor, LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Cindy Cieslak was elected as a Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows Program, along with 21 other attorneys in Connecticut. Fellows are nominated by their peers based on their outstanding service to the profession and larger community, and they are elected by the CBF Board of Directors. We congratulate Attorney Cieslak and all Fellows on this honor.
The purpose of the James W. Cooper Fellows Program is to promote a better understanding of the legal profession and the judicial system among the citizens of Connecticut, and to explore ways to improve the profession and the administration of justice. The Program is named in honor of James W. Cooper, who served as president of the CBF from 1973 to 1975 and made a generous bequest to the CBF. He also served as president of the Connecticut Bar Association from 1957-1958. In 1982, Attorney Cooper received the Charles J. Parker Award for distinguished contributions to legal services for the poor. He taught at Yale Law School from 1930 to 1932 and was a senior partner of the firm of Tyler, Cooper and Alcorn in New Haven.
The Connecticut Bar Foundation's mission is to facilitate systemic change that advances civil justice for all, regardless of power or resources, to achieve a more just and equitable society. The CBF works to do this by stewarding funding, volunteers, programming, data, innovation, and collaboration to lead and partner in integrated approaches to improving the administration of civil justice. Specifically, the CBF administers several grant programs that fund the delivery of legal services for Connecticut residents who cannot afford an attorney, including the Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts and the Interest on Trust Accounts programs, the Judicial Branch Grants-in-Aid, the Court Fees Grants-in-Aid, and the state's Right to Counsel program.
More information can be found at www.ctbarfdn.org.