Attorney Nilda Rodriguez Havrilla has been selected as CLS’ new Litigation and Advocacy Director. Nilda, a graduate of Trinity College and Northeastern University School of Law, brings extensive experience to her new role. Nilda served as Managing Attorney of the CLS Housing Unit from 2011-2019 and as a CLS staff attorney from 2004-2011. Nilda is […]
Connecticut Legal Services is a nonprofit law firm dedicated to improving the lives of low-income people by providing access to justice.
Connecticut believes in fairness and equal justice. But the most vulnerable members of our communities can't afford the legal help they need in life-changing situations.
CLS responds with free legal assistance and advocacy to help vulnerable people meet their basic needs and escape poverty. We win restraining orders for domestic violence victims; protect the elderly from unfair evictions; and obtain educational services for disabled children.
We are the promise of justice in the Constitution State.
THE LATEST NEWS FROM CLS
CLS Managing Attorney, Joanne Lewis, was named as the recipient of the New Britain Bar Association’s 2019 Law Day Award for Public Service.
We are pleased to announce that Attorney Anne Louise Blanchard has been selected as CLS’ new Deputy Director. Anne Louise brings extensive leadership experience to her new role, including more than a decade as CLS’ Litigation and Advocacy Director.
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