Distribution of Cases

Distribution of the approximately 5,000 Cases CLS staff worked on in 2016-2017:

Chart of CLS Case Distribution

In 2016–2017, Connecticut Legal Services received approximately 15,813 requests for service.  We responded by opening 2,932 new cases for legal representation and counseling.  We also worked on 2,039 cases opened in previous years.  CLS services in these 4,971 cases benefited approximately 11,600 household members.

In addition to working on individual cases, CLS conducted 218 community legal education events attended by 15,801 people and provided 19 instances of advice to human services agencies and other professionals serving the poor.