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Day Pitney Receives Pro Bono Award from Connecticut Fair Housing Center

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Day Pitney LLP is proud to announce that the firm received the George J. and Patricia K. Ritter Pro Bono Award from the Connecticut Fair Housing Center, a statewide nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to ensuring that all people have equal access to housing opportunities in Connecticut, free from discrimination.

The award, which recognizes Day Pitney’s service to the Center and its clients, was presented at the Center’s 25th-anniversary celebration held at The Tavern at Keney Park in Windsor, Connecticut, on May 30. Day Pitney attorney Andraya Pulaski Brunau, who serves on the Center’s board of directors, was in attendance along with fellow attorneys including the firm’s Pro Bono Committee Chair Theresa Kelly, who accepted the award on behalf of the firm. A number of Day Pitney attorneys work on pro bono matters for the Center, including Joseph Scully, Joseph Nawrocki, Elizabeth Retersdorf and Ignacio Riesco.

Day Pitney’s relationship with the Connecticut Fair Housing Center dates back 16 years, with the firm handling pro bono matters including representing a disabled individual in obtaining handicap accessible housing, providing tax advice for the settlement of a housing discrimination claim and handling a fair debt collection matter on behalf of the Center, as well as other litigation matters. The firm was also previously recognized for its pro bono contributions to the Center in 2017, 2015, 2013 and 2009.

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L to R: Day Pitney attorneys Bill Goddard, Elizabeth Retersdorf, Andraya Pulaski Brunau and Theresa Kelly with Greg Kirschner, Legal Director for the Connecticut Fair Housing Center. 

About Day Pitney

Day Pitney LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys in Boston, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York and Washington, DC. The firm offers clients strong corporate and litigation practices, with experience on behalf of large national and international corporations as well as emerging and middle-market companies. With one of the largest individual clients practices on the East Coast, the firm also has extensive experience assisting individuals and their families, fiduciaries and tax-exempt entities plan for the future.