Alexis Smith is currently the Executive Director of New Haven Legal Assistance Association (LAA). Alexis served as LAA’s Deputy Director from 2012-2017 and prior to joining LAA she was a staff attorney at Greater Hartford Legal Aid, where she practiced in the education and employment units. Alexis obtained her B.A. from Duke University and her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Alexis is admitted to practice in Connecticut, the District of Connecticut and the U.S. Supreme Court. She has served as president of the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association and Secretary of the Connecticut Bar Association. She currently serves on the Statewide Grievance Committee and the Board of Directors for Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology (CONNCAT), Leadership Education Athletics in Partnership (LEAP) New Alliance Foundation, Discovering Amistad, Highville Charter School, The YMCA, and Elm City Internationals. In her spare time, Alexis enjoys running, traveling, and refereeing youth soccer and basketball. She and her husband, Ken, live in Hamden with their three children Carlton, Deborah, and Kayden.