Peter R. Knight of Robinson & Cole, Hartford

Peter Knight of Robinson & Cole joins volunteer leadership for largest legal aid agency in the state has been appointed to the board of directors of Connecticut Legal Services (CLS), a private non-profit legal aid agency. Knight is a member of Robinson & Cole’s Environmental Energy and Telecommunications Group. He also serves as chairman of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. Knight focuses on environmental litigation, defense-of-agency enforcement actions and regulatory matters. He regularly assists clients with private cost recovery and environmental class-action suits. He advocates, initiates and coordinates numerous projects and ongoing pro bono support. Now in its 40th year, CLS provides comprehensive services to 58 percent of Connecticut’s impoverished population living in 122 communities outside of greater Hartford and New Haven. The organization’s 47 lawyers, along with paralegals, legal assistants and volunteers, handle about 5,500 cases per year.