DEFENDING CONSUMERS WITH CREDIT CARD DEBT
CLS is there for people across Connecticut who are being sued by credit card companies or their lawyers.
We’re looking for folks who have been sued on a debt in Connecticut's Small Claims Court. People who qualify and agree to be part of our project can get FREE LEGAL HELP with their debt case and with some other financial issues, like bankruptcy.
CLS is providing representation for low-income people with credit card debt as part of the Financial Distress Research Project, a collaboration with Harvard Law School's Access to Justice Lab.
The project studies effect of legal help on the lives of people who are being sued in small claims court. We started work in June of 2017, and have already helped more than 150 people. We'll help at least 600 before we're done! We'll help them get ouutu from under debt and achieve financial stability -- and we'll show the difference that legal aid lawyers can make, too.