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2020 census is hiring

The 2020 census is hiring

Every 10 years the U.S. government conducts a census. Responses are confidential as a matter of law. Only statistical information can be made public. Census employees face fines of 250,000 if they share personal information. Important services depend upon an accurate count of where people live. These include the provision of federal money for education, […]


Roadmap to Reentry: A Connecticut Legal Guide

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. […]

Connecticut Residents Should Grab Camera and a Watertight Bag to Avoid Disaster-Related Legal Issues

For Immediate Release: May 28, 2019 CONTACT: Attorney Kristen Noelle Hatcher Email: Phone: 860-225-8678  As the extreme weather season begins, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and other natural disasters threaten to bring myriad civil legal problems for Connecticut residents, from accessing critical disaster assistance to securing temporary housing to handling insurance claims. Connecticut Legal Services will […]

CLS Announces New Litigation and Advocacy Director

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 […]

CLS Announces New Deputy Director

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.