The Latest News from CLS

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.



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. […]