Brody and Associates, LLC attorneys have a long history of commitment to our community and have taken on leadership roles in various legal, business, political, charitable and civic organizations.
The members of our Firm enjoy giving of themselves and giving back to the community. As a team, we regularly volunteer at the Gillespie Center, a non-denominational shelter for men located in Westport, Connecticut. While serving at the Gillespie Center, we prepare hot and nutritious meals such as delicious enchiladas, salads, and fruit for the shelter’s residents. Family and friends regularly join Firm members in this community event.
We have held and continue to hold leadership positions at organizations such as local chapters of the Red Cross; Ronald McDonald House; houses of worship in our community; organizations associated with our alma maters, including conducting college interviews for local high school seniors and participating in local alumni events; industry associations; young professionals groups; and not for profit organizations that support the environment.
We believe that our success is driven from the success of others and we share this philosophy, in part, through charitable contributions to both local and national charities like: The Ronald McDonald House; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; Urban League of Southern Connecticut; Columbia House; The Connecticut Challenge (for support of cancer survivors); The Michael J. Fox Foundation; Westport “A Better Chance,” an organization which gives low-income high school students the opportunity to live and study in Westport, Connecticut; Westport “Field of Dreams”; The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; The American Red Cross; the World Wildlife Fund; the National Conservation Foundation; Special Olympics; and serve as sponsors and volunteer coaches and managers for various youth sport teams such as girls’ AAU basketball, boys’ basketball and many more.
Pro Bono Matters
Additionally, we offer our legal services on a pro bono basis to various community non-profit organizations. As part of this pro bono work, we prepare handbooks and provide counsel on best employment practices such as hiring and firing to these non-profits.
We routinely speak at industry association events for small businesses throughout the Tri-State area on various employment law related issues. We also speak at Bar Association events. We use these speaking engagements as an opportunity to give back to the business community in which we work. We believe these efforts are part of our obligation to make our community and world a better place for all of us. In fact, we believe every successful lawyer should actively participate in the community and our attorneys gladly accept this challenge! These activities give us a better understanding of our world which translates into a greater ability to satisfy the needs of our clients, because we are all affected and influenced by the communities in which we live and work.