2020 Hall of Fame

Hometown Hero Honoree

Alexis Smith

New Haven Legal Assistance Association Inc.

Executive Director

New Haven Legal Assistance Association Inc.

 

Alexis H. Smith is the Executive Director at New Haven Legal Assistance Association. Clients come to New Haven Legal Assistance as walk-ins or through referrals from partner organizations. For more than a half century, New Haven Legal Assistance has worked to balance the scales of justice by providing free legal counsel to vulnerable clients. Smith is a proven leader with deep connection to the agency’s mission of providing legal services to the poor and advancing justice and equal rights under the law, “We are building on the history that we've created, a history of being rooted in the community and putting our clients first." Smith has served as an officer of the Connecticut Bar Association and president of the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association. Gateway students have benefitted from New Haven LAA legal services.

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