OUR WORK

OUR WORK

THE PROBLEMS WE SOLVE

Everyone has basic needs - from stable housing to medical treatment to a loving family.

Sometimes, legal problems prevent vulnerable people from meeting those basic needs. When that happens, a good lawyer can make all the difference in keeping people safe, healthy, and free of poverty.

CLS helps low-income people by using our legal skills to help clients, their families, and their communities solve urgent life problems and meet their basic needs.

We focus on helping our clients with stable housing; financial security; physical safety; health and medical care; strong family relationships; education; and dignity and personal autonomy.

HOW WE DO IT

We're there wherever Connecticut's most vulnerable people need us.

We represent low-income people in about 5,000 legal cases every year.

We provide legal training and education for community members and service providers.

We use class-action litigation and other big-picture legal strategies to hold bad actors accountable and make systems more responsive to our clients' needs.

And we use our expertise to change policies and pass laws that make life better for low-income people across the state.