The Latest News from CLS


UConn to offer free tuition to low income students

The University of Connecticut is offering lower-income Connecticut residents free tuition starting with the fall 2020 entering class. For a family in Connecticut with an annual household income of $50,000 or below, their child will be able to attend UConn tuition-free under the new plan just announced on October 4th, 2019. The Connecticut Commitment award […]


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. Download the guide (search using [CTRL] [F] or search function after opening) Table of Contents CHAPTER 1: THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF REENTRY: Getting ID & Other Key […]

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.