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New Haven Legal Assistance Association Honors Murtha Cullina Attorneys

May 7, 2012

Murtha Cullina LLP attorneys Elizabeth J. Stewart and Burt Cohen are among the 2012 honorees of the Equal Access to Justice Awards.

The awards, presented by the New Haven Legal Assistance Association (LAA), are given to individuals who are committed to working towards supporting legal services for those in need in the Greater New Haven area.
Elizabeth J. Stewart, Managing Partner of Murtha Cullina, who has served for more than 16 years as a member of the Governing Board of the New Haven LAA and as president from 2004 to 2007, said, “It is such a privilege to receive this recognition. Murtha Cullina has been very supportive of the roles Burt and I have played in working with the New Haven Legal Assistance Association. In the time I have participated, in particular with my role on the Governing Board, I was given the opportunity to provide input on how to adapt the organization’s priorities and goals at a time when the economy was suffering and the need for legal services was expanding.”
The 2012 Equal Access to Justice Awards reception will be held on May 10th at Carmen Anthony Restaurant located in New Haven. Those also being honored include William Clendenen and Noah Eisenhandler.
Burt Cohen, a partner at Murtha Cullina and a longstanding member of the Board of Friends of New Haven LAA, said, “I enjoy raising support in the community for an organization that protects the rights of so many people and families, particularly during these challenging times. It is humbling that the New Haven Legal Assistance Association has honored us individually and as a firm with this Award.”
The New Haven Legal Assistance Association is a non-profit organization that, since 1964, has provided high-quality legal services to individuals and groups unable to obtain legal services because of limited income, age, disability, discrimination and other barriers. For more information about the New Haven Legal Assistance Association, visit
About Murtha Cullina LLP
With over 115 attorneys in six offices throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts, Murtha Cullina LLP offers a full range of legal services to meet the local, regional and national needs of our clients. Our practice encompasses litigation, regulatory and transactional representation of businesses, governmental units, non-profit organizations and individuals. Core practice areas include litigation, labor and employment, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, construction, energy, health care, trusts and estates, affordable housing, real estate, land use and retail and hospitality.
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