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CEA Legal Department Wins State-Wide Award

CEA attorneys Melanie Kolek, Chris Hankins, and Adrienne DeLucca (pictured), along with paralegal Linda Reed and legal secretary Sandy Alzak, have won the Connecticut Law Tribune's Legal Department of the Year Award for Community Outreach.

CEA attorneys Chris Hankins, Melanie Kolek, and Adrienne DeLucca, paralegal Linda Reed, and legal secretary Sandy Alzak (not pictured), have won the Connecticut Law Tribune’s Legal Department of the Year Award for Community Outreach.

CEA’s Legal Department — consisting of attorneys Chris Hankins, Melanie Kolek, and Adrienne DeLucca; paralegal Linda Reed; and legal secretary Sandy Alzak — received the Connecticut Law Tribune’s Legal Department of the Year Award for Community Outreach.

“We are all so proud of the excellent work of our legal team and their commitment and resolve to assisting CEA members with their legal issues,” said CEA President Sheila Cohen. “It’s gratifying to know that those outside the education community recognize the outstanding and often momentous work they perform for educators across the state.”

CEA’s legal team was also featured in the October issue of the Law Tribute. Read the article here.

“While we cannot discuss or disclose the specific nature of cases we advocate for due to confidentiality, one thing is certain: We never give up,” said Hankins.

Kolek added, “At a time when some question the importance of unions, our department proudly maintains a spirited readiness for any ‘David v. Goliath’ face-off.”

“We are delighted that our work does not go unnoticed, and we proudly serve our members and advocate for the rights of teachers and public education,” said DeLucca.

2 Comments
  1. Martin Walsh #

    Congratulations to your entire team and thanks for all you do!

    October 17, 2014
  2. Jon-Paul Roden #

    Anyone who has had the privilege and pleasure of working with any of CEA’s Legal Department – attorneys or staff – knows that this is a well deserved honor – more so as it comes from outside of our CEA organization and from their legal peers.
    Kudos !

    Jon-Paul Roden

    October 17, 2014

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