The Foundation of the New Haven County Bar

Mission Statement

The Foundation of the New Haven County Bar exists to maintain the honor and dignity of the profession of the law; to promote legal science and the administration of justice; to promote the efficiency and integrity of the judicial process; to establish and/or provide for organized entities or facilities for the furnishing of legal services to all citizens; and to apply its knowledge and experience in the field of law to the promotion of the public good.

Latest Announcements


Our BARGE DODGER Regatta is one week away!

August 20, 2014

Do you have your tickets yet? If not, please order today…

BARGE DODGER Regatta

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
5:30 – 7:30pm
Pequonnock Yacht Club
98 S. Water St, New Haven

More information and Registration 

Time to Register for Barge Dodger Regatta!

August 6, 2014

Please join The Foundation of the New Haven County Bar for a

BARGE DODGER Regatta

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
5:30 – 7:30pm
Pequonnock Yacht Club
98 S. Water St, New Haven

Watch the boat race from the patio overlooking the race course while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Platinum:
Murtha Cullina LLP
Faxon Law Group
Wiggin and Dana LLP

Diamond:
Koskoff, Koskoff, & Bieder, PC
Halloran & Sage LLP

Gold:
Burns & Nguyen LLC
Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP
Garcia & Milas
Nuzzo & Roberts, LLC
Wolf & Shore, LLC

Proceeds from this event will benefit the FNHCB. The FNHCB is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides grants and supports legal-related and other community public service projects in the Greater New Haven area. Over the past 10 years it has provided funding of over $180,000 to local charities and community organizations.

Tickets cost $45 per person

Registration 

Barge Dodger Regatta Flier with Sponsors 2014

Foundation donates money to Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund and New Reach

June 20, 2014

The Foundation of the New Haven County Bar (FNHCB) has approved a donation of $2,500 to Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund in support of the organization’s Legal Education Program. The Foundation also recently presented a check to New Reach (formerly New Haven Home Recovery) for $11,694 in support of the organization’s homeless shelters. These grants are just two of the many that the FNHCB gives throughout the year; this year the NHCBA members have donated $26,000 to area organizations.

“The Foundation is proud to support the vital work of Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund and New Reach. These organizations provide critical social and legal support to the most vulnerable members of our community in times of personal crisis. We are honored to have a part in helping these organizations and the other agencies that we support in advancing our common mission to improve the lives of the neediest residents of New Haven County,” said Daniel Burns, President of The Foundation of the New Haven County Bar.

Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) is a nonprofit agency that was established in 1973. The organization works to advance women’s rights and opportunities in Connecticut. To achieve this, CWEALF’s work is divided into three core programs: Legal Education, Public Policy and Advocacy, and Research and Evaluation. Through its Legal Education Program, CWEALF will address the civil legal justice gap in a way that no other service in the region addresses. While Legal Aid programs have income eligibility requirements, CWEALF does not. The organization serves individuals of all income levels who are below self-sufficiency wage, making free legal services available to more individuals in New Haven County.

New Reach helps build hopeful futures for families and individuals who are facing homelessness and poverty. The FNHCB has been supporting New Reach since 1995. Over this time, the FNHCB has donated over $150,000 to support New Reach’s two homeless shelters for women and children.