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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.
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Our Roadmap to Reentry Legal Guide is an essential resource for navigating the legal impact of a criminal record on getting ID, housing, public benefits, and family issues. This is a new statewide first-of-its-kind legal guide that empowers Connecticut residents to navigate reentry. This reentry guide is an in-depth yet simple to read legal resource. […]
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"Without your help I would be homeless right now, and I know I would not have been able to handle that. I slept well last night for the first time in four months. Thank you so much—you literally saved my life."
"There are thousands more out there like us who need help. They need support and someone to fight for them. Without Connecticut Legal Services, they wouldn’t get a second chance."
"Just when I didn't have any hope, CLS was there to help me and my family. Legal aid helps people accomplish their goals – like keep their children and their homes, being safe, and staying in school."