For some, the Kalon experience is a launch pad for their legal careers.

Alumni Reflections

Chelsea Sousa (2017/2018)

Chelsea was a founding Kalon Fellow, joining us in her 3L year at UConn Law, where she was a member of the law review.

What kind of work did you do at Kalon?

As one of Kalon’s founding fellows, I was fortunate to have the chance to dabble into a wide variety of legal arenas with the firm as the learning path for the fellowship program established its roots. Working with the firm’s immigration clinic was an extremely rewarding experience. It was humbling to be able to attend meetings and work closely with the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI) in order to progress toward a path of legal relief for asylum seekers. As a part of Kalon’s insurance defense practice, I also had the opportunity to research and write for an amicus brief concerning damage awards. It was complex, thought-provoking, and gave me the opportunity to take the skills I had learned in law school and execute them in a way that would make a difference in the real world.

In addition, I had the chance to work with Kalon’s newest technologies. As the legal culture evolves with the newest trends of the 21st century, it was nothing short of beneficial to be on boarded with “Clio”, the firm’s billing software, “Slack”, the firm’s messaging platform, and “Grasshopper”, the firm’s virtual phone service. This was the first paperless firm I have been a part of, so it was fascinating to learn to operate a team solely through Google Cloud.

Describe your experience at Kalon:

Kalon, as a whole, has served as the mentor I never knew I was looking for. In any career, there are unique lessons to be learned and compelling work to contribute to. But here at Kalon, I found myself to be a member of a team that is eager to immerse themselves directly into the legal community and will do anything they can to make a positive impact. Kalon cares so much about the quality of their work, but also about the quality of their people. There have been plenty of times where I was stumped about something- be it a case assigned in class that I had a question about, or a job or internship opportunity I needed more information about- and there was always someone at Kalon willing to go the extra mile to help find an answer.

The legal field is one where its valuable to be academically skilled, but also as valuable to be well versed in the practicality of the field’s culture. Accompanying the attorneys and staff at Kalon to various events and ceremonies allowed me to make connections that I will cherish forever. Because Kalon is so diverse, it was easy to meet people from everywhere. One mentor I connected with was actually located in California. Needless to say, the networking and collaboration has been second to none. My experience with Kalon was one of inspiration, of guidance, and purpose. I’ve become a part of something so impacting, and I could only hope that more students will have the opportunities I have been blessed with as a part of Kalon’s team.

Carly Applebaum (2017/2018).

Carly came to Kalon as an honors graduate, five-time CALI award winner, and member of the law review. She helped establish the Kalon Human Rights Clinic.

What kind of work did you do at Kalon?

In my time at Kalon, I focused my practice in the firm’s Pro Bono Clinic. As part of the Clinic, I worked with two asylum-seeking clients in the initial stages of their asylum applications. I interviewed each client and gathered testimony and evidence to aid in the completion of their applications. Additionally, I consulted experts and practitioners in the field of human trafficking to gather information and materials that created the foundation of the Clinic’s practice in representing victims of trafficking.

Describe your experience at Kalon:

Kalon is not just a law firm, but also a family. Each member of Kalon contributes to the operation of the firm in a unique way, whether it is the form of leadership or support. Kalon creates a very inclusive and holistic environment, from hosting firm potlucks to leading “Kalon Salon” discussions on timely legal issues. The firm’s business model allows for a flexible schedules and work-from-home opportunities, which is attractive to both new and experienced attorneys. I was fortunate to join Kalon in its first year of operation and develop the Pro Bono Clinic from the grass roots level. It will be exciting to revisit the Clinic in the years to come because Attorney Kriesen and I have worked together to establish a solid framework from which to build the Clinic.


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Effective September 14, 2015

Hartford Square Office

Directions for Hartford Square

From the North

Take Route 91 South to the “Capitol Area” Exit 29A. You will be on the Whitehead Highway. The first exit is Columbus Boulevard. Take this exit and turn Left at the light. Go over the bridge. Our building is the 10 floor Silver building on the Left. The Garage entrance is at the beginning of the building.

From the South

Take Route 91 North to the “Capitol Area” Exit 29A and follow the directions above.

From the West

Take Route 84 East to Route 91 South. Take your first exit on Route 91, the “Capitol Area” Exit 29A. and follow the directions above.

From the East

Take Route 84 West to the “Downtown Hartford” Exit. You will cross the Connecticut River on the Founders Bridge (stay in the Left Lane) and come to a traffic light with the downtown area directly in from of you. Turn Left at the light on Columbus Boulevard. Pass the Convention Center and go over the bridge. Our building is the 10 floor Silver building. The Garage entrance is at the beginning of the building.


The parking garage is located underground. Go up the stairs to the lobby and check in at the security desk. You must exchange your parking ticket for a token in order to leave the garage.