RRD’s service to our local communities extends beyond our provision of legal services.  Our attorneys actively participate and hold leadership positions in various local, statewide, and national bar organizations, and serve on nonprofit boards, municipal boards and commissions, and judicial committees.

In 2023, in connection with International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month this past March, the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee partnered with New Reach, Inc. in New Haven, CT to compile hygiene kits for local women in homeless shelters. Cleaning supplies were also donated in addition to the hygiene kits. New Reach runs three local shelters which provide housing for single women, as well as women with children.

In 2012, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the RRD Volunteer Corps was founded.  It began as a handful of RRD attorneys and staff helping the American Red Cross provide shelter and necessities to Stamford families affected by the storm, and helping to clean the Stamford Cove of storm debris.  Since then, the RRD Volunteer Corps has grown in number and expanded its scope to reach throughout Fairfield County.  Through this organization, RRD planted, and then expanded, a vegetable garden at a residential home for boys in the care of Department of Children and Families, prepared and served meals at shelters and volunteered with the DOMUS organization’s “Holiday Mall” event providing gifts to families in need.  We contributed and sorted clothing donations for Person-to-Person, assisted the local March of Dimes chapter in its annual “March for Babies” events and helped the Family Centers of Connecticut with its fundraisers. These efforts have resulted in lasting relationships with a number of these organizations, as RRD has become their “go-to” group when a need arises for hands on deck.  RRD looks forward to assisting these and more organizations in the coming years. 

We at RRD are more than professionals; we are citizens of our communities, and it is an integral part of our mission to help better those communities.