Connecticut

CONNECTICUT

For more self-help legal information and referral assistance for this state, visit http://ctlawhelp.org/

Click here for Military Legal Assistance Offices
Servicemembers and their families may access free legal assistance at these offices. See our Working with a Lawyer publication for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs
These programs provide free civil legal assistance, but your eligibility for services may be limited based on your income. These organizations may or may not have military-specific services. Contact these programs for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Lawyer Referral Programs
These programs will connect you to a lawyer who charges for legal services. Some attorneys with these programs, however, may offer discounted initial consultations or may charge reduced fees based on your income. Contact these programs for more information.

Click here for Military-Specific Programs
These are programs designed to assist members of the military with legal matters. See the specific details on the services provided.

Military Legal Assistance Offices:

USCG Academy
U.S. Coast Guard Academy Legal Assistance Office
15 Mohegan Ave
New London, CT 06320
Phone: 860-701-6795
http://www.uscg.mil/legal/la/

NSB New London
NLSO NC Branch Office Groton
Box 10 Bldg 54
Groton, CT 06349
Phone: 860-694-3741 694-3741
http://www.jag.navy.mil/html/NLSONCMainIntro.htm

Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs:

AIDS Legal Network for Connecticut (ALN)
80 Jefferson St
Hartford, CT 06106-5035
Phone: 860-541-5000
Fax: 860-541-5050
Intake:
888-380-3646
Counties Served:
Statewide
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Immigration, Health, Dissolution, Custody, AIDS/HIV

Connecticut Legal Services, Inc.
62 Washington Street
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: 830-344-0447
http://www.connlegalservices.org

Counties Served:
All Of Connecticut Except Greater Hartford And Greater New Haven
Type of Cases Accepted:
Consumer, Education Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Family Law, Social Security/Disability, Immigration, Domestic Violence, Dissolution

Connecticut Pro Bono Network
PO Box 350
New Britain, CT 06050-0350
Phone: 806-612-2003
Fax: 860-223-0538
http://www.ctbar.org/article/articleview/207

Intake:
800-453-3320
Counties Served:
Statewide
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, For pro bono volunteer recruitment, training and recognition only. Cases are placed by over a dozen member legal aid agencies in our network. Terminating Parental Rights, Real Estate, Juvenile, Immigration, Health, Dissolution, Custody

Connecticut Volunteer Lawyers For The Arts--Connecticut Commission On The Arts
755 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-256-2800
Fax: 860-256-2811
http://www.cultureandtourism.org/cct/cwp/view.asp?a=2210&q=293752&cctPNavCtr=|#43604

artsvla@ctarts.org
Intake:
860-256-2736
Counties Served:
Statewide
Type of Cases Accepted:
Employment Law, Contracts, copyrights, intellectual property, tax exemption, non-profit organization, CED

Greater Hartford Legal Aid
99 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105-2465
Phone: 860-541-5000
Fax: 860-541-5050
legalaidfoundation@ghla.org
Intake:
860-541-5000
Counties Served:
Hartford
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Housing, Wills, Dissolution

Lawyers For Children America
151 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06156-3124
Phone: 860-273-0441
http://www.lawyersforchildrenamerica.org

ct@lawyersforchildrenamerica.org

New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc.
426 State St
New Haven, CT 06510-2018
Phone: 203-946-4811
Fax: 203-498-9271
Counties Served:
New Haven
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Terminating Parental Rights, Juvenile, Immigration, Health, Domestic Violence, Custody, CED, AIDS/HIV

Pro Bono Partnership
280 Trumbull Street
28th floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-541-4951
Fax: 860-275-8299
http://www.probonopartnership.org

information@probonopartner.org
Intake:
860 541-4951
Counties Served:
All Counties But For Fairfield Which Is Covered By The New York Office In White Plains.
Type of Cases Accepted:
Business transactional services for nonprofit charities, including (1) corporate structure and governance; (2) regulatory compliance (e.g., state and federal registration, annual reporting, charitable solicitation, fundraising, lobbying); (3) employment CED

Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, Inc.
425 Main St
Middletown, CT 06457-3309
Phone: 860-344-8096 ext. 3014
Fax: 860-344-1918
Intake:
800-453-3320
Counties Served:
Statewide
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, Adoption, AIDS/HIV

Lawyer Referral Programs:

Fairfield County LRS
1057 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
General Phone No: 203-335-4116
http://www.bptbar.org/LawReferral.htm
Counties Served: Fairfield
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law.  

Hartford County Bar Association LRS
100 Pearl Street 4th Floor
General Phone No: 860-525-6052
Hartford, CT 06103
http://www.hartfordbar.org/

Counties Served:
Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, Tolland and Windham
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law except: Veterans/Military

New Haven County Bar Association LRS
PO Box 1441
New Haven, CT 06506-1441
General Phone No: 203-562-5750
http://www.newhavenbar.org/
Counties Served: New Haven, Waterbury, Valley and Shoreline areas
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law. 
Special Panels: Reduced Fee Panel

New London County Bar Association LRS
PO Box 97
General Phone No: 860-889-9384
Yantic, CT 06389-0097
http://www.nlcba.org

Counties Served:
New London
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law except: Healthcare, Intellectual Property, International

Military-Specific Programs:

Connecticut Bar Association
30 Bank Street
PO Box 350
New Britain, CT 06050-0350
Contact: Doneshia Lewis
dlewis@ctbar.org

The Connecticut Bar Association, as part of an initiative launched in March 2010, works closely with the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC) to bring trained volunteer attorneys around the state to help veterans with primarily benefits-related cases but also with general legal matters. In April 2011, the CBA’s Estates & Probate Section also launched an estate planning program for veterans in Connecticut so that they may understand the value and necessity of planning for the unforeseen and of creating documents such as wills and powers of attorneys.

Connecticut Veterans Legal Center

The Connecticut Veterans Legal Center provides free legal services to our military veterans.  We help homeless and mentally ill military veterans build stable and independent lives by resolving their legal issues and helping them secure the educational, medical and pension benefits they have earned. Visit http://ctveteranslegal.org/ for more information.

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