Every year, the GHLA Foundation honors corporate, law firm and individual leaders who’ve demonstrated extraordinary support for GHLA’s mission of justice.  

             The 2022 Celebrating Leaders for Justice gala will take place on Thursday October 6, 2022 at the iconic Pratt & Whitney Hangar Museum in East Hartford, CT. Reception begins at 5:30 pm, with dinner at 6:00. 

This year we’re thrilled to HONOR

Law Firm Leader: McCarter & English, LLP
Individual Leaders: Vaughan Finn and Steve Nightingale
Advocacy Leader: U.S. Senator Chris Murphy


Our event will also feature Raja Maharajh, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Raytheon Technologies Corporation.

        Please join us as we honor members of our community for their financial support, service on the GHLA Board of Directors, pro bono engagements, and effective public advocacy to promote fairness, safety, stability, and paths out of poverty.  

For sponsorship opportunities and questions
call Kathy Tracy: 860-541-5007

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We share the deep grief, pain and outrage that our country and Black communities are experiencing from the deadly manifestations of centuries of structural racism. The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other victims demonstrate yet again how great is our nation’s failure, and how urgent the need for change.

In serving our community, we bear witness to the devastation of racial injustice. Students of color are illegally excluded from schools and children who live in communities subject to race-based deprivation experience life-long opportunity gaps. Job seekers face discrimination by employers who rely on systems that close doors to Black applicants. Health inequities result in poor health and higher mortality for Black people. Tenants experience periods of homelessness because of racist housing policies and discriminatory credit practices. Victims of domestic and sexual violence face barriers to safety caused by racism.

As a legal aid organization, we understand and accept our responsibility to fight racial injustice and systemic oppression of Black people—both in our community and nationwide. We will continue to use our resources as attorneys and advocates to stand in solidarity with our Black community. We will listen to the Black community, and respond to their needs. We mourn together. We stand committed to our relentless mission for justice

Position Announcements

Staff Attorney

GHLA is seeking a staff attorney.

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