Directory of Programs


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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. In the search box, type your state, county, or city to find local programs.

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. In the search box, type your state, county, or city to find local programs.

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
Visit USCG Academy Website

NSB New London
NLSO NC Branch Office Groton
Box 10 Bldg 54
Groton, CT 06349
Phone: 860-694-3741 694-3741
Visit NSB New London Website

Military-Specific Programs:

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

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
114 Orange Ave., 2nd Floor
West Haven, CT 06516 Phone: 203-794-4291
Fax: 203-889-0111

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 the website for more information.