HARTFORD, CT - The second annual George C. Hastings Community Service Award was presented to the Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation during Robinson+Cole’s alumni reunion on September 19, 2017 at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. The award bears the name of the firm’s former partner, George C. Hastings, who practiced at Robinson+Cole from 1957 until his retirement in 1995.
Mr. Hastings had a prolific career as a lawyer and a community leader for over 60 years. Regarding the Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation, Mr. Hastings became president of the organization’s board of directors in 1994 and served in that role until 1999. After that, Mr. Hastings remained active on the Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation’s board until 2016. He was also the founder and longtime board member of The Bridge Family Center, which received the inaugural George C. Hastings Community Service Award last year.
The mission of the Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation is to ensure equal access to justice by raising funds to preserve and expand civil legal services for low-income people in Greater Hartford by supporting Greater Hartford Legal Aid.
The George C. Hastings Community Service Award is a $5,000.00 contribution presented annually to a community service organization that has made an outstanding contribution to serving Greater Hartford.