Winter Appeal

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Your gift this season will help New Haven Legal Assistance continue to provide high quality legal services to families, children, persons with disabilities, and victims of crimes. Through individual representation, policy advocacy, systemic litigation and community education, LAA’s dedicated staff works tirelessly to address the needs of the New Haven community. We continue to innovate new ways to deliver our services, in response to those needs.

It was a year of accolades for a number of our staff, who were all recognized for their unwavering commitment to our community. Kerry Ellington was named New Havener of the Week by the New Haven Independent for raising the community’s awareness about police accountability in our community. James Bhandary-Alexander received the Morris and Irmgard Wessel Fund’s Unsung Hero for his community lawyering on behalf of low wage workers. Ellen Messali was named the “Graduate of the Last Decade” by her alma mater, UConn School of Law. Sheldon Toubman was named Connecticut Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers Public Citizen of the Year. He received the award for advancing the social justice agenda of the social work profession by his years of tireless work on health care for low income persons. Alexis Smith received the West Haven Black Coalition’s Distinguished Citizen Award and the John Keyes Award from the New Haven Probate Court.

When you support LAA, you help us address our community’s emerging legal needs. Your support helps us provide low-income people with equal access to the justice system and create long-lasting improvements to the rights and living conditions of low-income people in our community.


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New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc.
205 Orange Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06510-2069 
Phone: 203-946-4811 | Fax: 203-498-9271

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