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


Barge Dodger Regatta

July 10, 2014

Join FNHCB for our Barge Dodger Regatta on Thursday, August 28, 2014.

Barge Dodger Regatta Flier 2014

Registration and more information

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.

Regatta Time!

June 13, 2014

Save the date for the Foundation of the New Haven County Bar’s Regatta.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

5:30 – 7:30pm

Pequonnock Yacht Club

More information soon!