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
In 1984, the NAACP sued the city of Norwalk, CT, alleging rampant housing discrimination. Connecticut Legal Services stood shoulder to shoulder with the NAACP, representing a handful of African-American plaintiffs who had themselves been the victims of unfair housing discrimination. Now, 34 years later, CLS is proud to represent the Norwalk NAACP in negotiations with the […]
John, a college lecturer with a PhD, was viciously assaulted and left with a traumatic brain injury. When he woke up from months in a coma, John had lost his ability to walk independently, to read, and to write – and he had also lost his home, which had been foreclosed while he was unconscious. […]
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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."