New Haven Legal Assistance Association

Recent Posts

Foundations provide reprieve for laid-off legal-aid lobbyists

Raphael L. Podolsky testifying at the legislature.

Grants from the Melville Charitable Trust and two anonymous family foundations will help give Connecticut’s poor at least one more legislative session represented by lobbyists for the state’s cash-strapped legal-aid groups. But the long-term financial prospects of legal-aid remain precarious. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , ,

Legal-aid to close its lobbying arm at State Capitol

Raphael L. Podolsky testifying at the legislature.

The longest sustained funding crunch in the history of legal aid is about to cost Connecticut’s poor their long-serving lobbyist at the General Assembly: Raphael L. Podolsky, a Yale-educated lawyer who took them as a client 40 years ago, is getting a pink slip. So are his colleagues, Jane McNichol and Sara Parker McKernan. One lawmaker calls them “the conscience” of the Capitol. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , , ,