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AIDS Legal Network for Connecticut
999 Asylum Ave., 3rd Floor, Hartford, CT 06105 - (860) 541-5000

  • Mission: Provides statewide referrals to pro bono attorneys for people with legal problems related to HIV status. No fee.

  • Service Area: Statewide

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Center for Children's Advocacy, University of Connecticut School of Law
65 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105 - (860) 570-5327  - Fax: (860) 570-5256

  • Mission: To provide legal representation of poor children and improve the quality of legal representation of children.

  • Target Population: Children.

  • Service Area: State of Connecticut

  • Services Provided: A full range of legal representation to individual clients.

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Center for Medicare Advocacy Inc.
P.O. Box 350, Willimantic, CT 06226 - (860) 456-7790 - Fax: (860) 456-2614
E-mail: http://www.medicareadvocacy.org/TakeAction/TakeAction_ContactUs.htm#electronic

  • Mission: To provide legal assistance and education on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries.

  • Target Population: Includes those with long-term and chronic conditions and those eligible for Connecticut Medicare Assignment Program.

  • Service Area: State of Connecticut

  • Services Provided: A full range of legal representation to individual clients. Advice/counseling/referral for individual clients. Policy advocacy, class action litigation, training seminars, written materials.

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The Children's Law Center
30 Lafayette Square, Suite 103, Vernon, CT 06066 - (860)
232-9993

  • Mission: To provide quality representation to children in Family Court. Information and referral to the general public regarding children's issues.

  • Target Population: Children who meet criteria (indigence and certain risk factors).

  • Service Area: 1. Hartford, Rockville, Putnam. 2. Statewide

  • Services Provided: Representation to children in Family Court. Advice/counseling/referral for individual clients. Policy advocacy.

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Connecticut Appleseed Center for Law and Justice
25 Dudley Road, Wilton, CT 06897  (203) 210-5356

  • Mission: Legal Advocacy organization working on systemic reform to promote justice and social responsibility. We work on a variety of public interest issues. We are one of 14 such centers nationwide and are associated with the Appleseed Foundation.

  • Target Population: No.

  • Service Area: Statewide

  • Services Provided: Policy advocacy. Legislative initiatives. Litigation, negotiation, mediation. Available to community organizations that wish to organize systemic policy work.

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American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut
330 Main St., 1st Floor, Hartford, CT 06106 - (860) 523-9146 - Fax: (860) 728-0287

  • Mission: The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut (ACLU-CT) Is a nonpartisan, non-profit membership organization whose mission is to assure that the Bill of Rights and the rights guaranteed by the Connecticut Constitution are preserved for each new generation. The ACLU-CT accomplishes these goals through legislative advocacy, litigation, grassroots organizing and public education on a broad array of issues affecting our liberties. The ACLU-CT is one of 53 affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union nationwide.

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Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies (CCFSA)
1310 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 219, Wethersfield, CT 06109 - Phone: 860-571-0093 Fax: 860-571-0118

  • Mission: Our mission is to be the premier resource to strengthen CT's diverse individuals and families, and the communities in which they live. To accomplish this mission, we will build member agencies' capacity for collaboration and innovation; advocate for the development of State and Federal policies and programs that will foster the well-being of CT's children, adults and families; develop and provide services that empower them to move toward self-reliance and healthy inter-dependence; and be relevant and responsive to CT's diverse populations.

  • Target Population: CCFSA is a statewide network of independent, non-profit, family service agencies that deliver services from over 90 offices located throughout the state of Connecticut. Member Agencies provide professional services to Connecticut's children, youth, adults and their families.

  • Services Provided: Member agencies serve as a statewide provider network for the following CCFSA programs: The welfare-to-work Empowering People for Success Program (EPS), Focus on K.I.D.S., Parenting Education Program (PEP), and On the Road Again.

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Connecticut Fair Housing Center
221 Main Street, Suite 401, Hartford, CT 06106 - (860) 247-4400 - Fax: (860) 247-4236
171 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06510 Phone: (203) 772-3247, Fax (203) 562-7107
Email: info@ctfairhousing.org Phone: (888) 247-4401

  • Mission: The primary mission of Connecticut Fair Housing Center is to ensure that all people have equal access to housing opportunities in Connecticut.

  • Target Population: The Connecticut Fair Housing Center's services are limited to cases involving housing discrimination.

  • Service Area: Statewide

  • Services Provided: A full range of legal representation to individual clients through Pro Bono network of attorneys. Advice/counseling/referral for individual clients. Policy advocacy.

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Connecticut Legal Rights Project
P.O. Box 351, Silver Street, Middletown, CT 06457 - (860) 667-0460 - Fax: (860) 667-2240

  • Mission: To provide legal assistance and advocacy services primarily with issues that involve, services, due-process procedures and discrimination related to psychiatric disabilities.

  • Target Population: Low income adults who have, or are perceived to have, a psychiatric disability.

  • Service Area: Statewide

  • Services Provided: A full range of legal representation to individual clients. Advice/counseling/referral for individual clients. Community education/training.

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Lawyers for Children America
151 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06156 - (860) 273-0441 - Fax: (860) 273-8340

  • Mission: Lawyers for Children America mobilizes legal and other resources to address the issue of youth and violence through pro bono representation of abused and neglected children and through implementation and support of peer-based mediation programs.

  • Target Population: Advocacy component: appointments as child counsel made from Juvenile Court only. Mediation component: partner with schools currently implementing or in process of implementing peer mediation programs.

  • Service Area: Hartford and Fairfield County

  • Services Provided: LFCA recruits, trains, and supports pro bono attorneys to represent children in abuse and neglect matters. LFCA attorneys are appointed through the Juvenile Court.

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Office of the Child Advocate
999 Asylum Avenue, 1st Floor, Hartford, CT 06105, 860-566-2106

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Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
60B Weston Street, Hartford, CT 06120, (860) 297-4300 - Fax: (860) 566-8714 - TTD: (860) 566-2102

  • Mission: The Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities provides information, referral and advocacy assistance to persons with disabilities in the state of Connecticut who have been discriminated against or who are experiencing difficulty securing relevant supports and service. The office also investigates allegations of abuse and neglect of adults with mental retardation and psychiatric disabilities.

  • Target Population: Persons with disabilities.

  • Service Area: Statewide

  • Services Provided: Advice/counseling/referral for individual clients. Policy advocacy. Advocacy and representation are provided consistently with agency and priority areas.

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CTElderLaw
62 Washington Street, Middletown, CT 06457,  (860) 344-0447 - Fax: (860) 346-2938
E-mail: ElderLaw@ConnLegalServices.Org

  • Mission: The mission of CT Elder Law is to provide comprehensive and current information on elder law, government programs and sources of legal assistance. This web site includes plain language explanations of law and government programs, copies of the laws and information and advice on obtaining legal information.

  • Services Provided: Legal Assistance for Elders; Public Benefit Programs for Elders; Health Care programs for Elders; Nursing Home Residents' Rights; Patients' Rights; Managed Care; and Living Wills and Advance Directives.

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Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF)
One Hartford Square West, Suite 1-300, Hartford, CT 06106-1903  (860) 247-6090  Fax: (860) 524-0804, Email: cwealf@cwealf.org
Information & Referral Line: 1-800-479-2949 (Toll free)

  • Mission: CWEALF is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women, girls and their families to achieve equal opportunities in their personal and professional lives.

  • Services Provided: We educate individuals through direct contact to navigate the legal and social service systems by: explaining the law in easy-to-understand terms, developing and disseminating booklets on specific legal rights, and making referrals to attorneys and other service providers. We provide training, technical assistance, and resources to employers, schools and community organizations by: educating individuals and organizations about legal rights and responsibilities, increasing awareness of gender inequities, and offering practical applications and solutions. We work to improve laws and policies that affect women, girls and their families by: identifying crucial issues through research and client contact, focusing public attention on those issues, and recommending, advocating and implementing reforms. We are guided by our commitment to feminism, diversity, empowerment, personal responsibility and self-sufficiency, compassion, collaboration, professionalism and self-assessment in all of our associations and programs.

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National Center on Poverty Law
205 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60606  (312) 263-3830

  • Mission: The National Center on Poverty Law promotes equal justice through policy, advocacy and legal resources. Our work is unique in that our agenda derives from what we learn from our low-income clients.

  • Services Provided: Legislative and administrative advocacy, impact litigation, and information and dissemination. Our legal resources include publications, the most extensive poverty law library in the country, and the Poverty Law Research Center (accessible through this Web site). Our work is designed not only for clients but for legal services attorneys, pro bono attorneys, social service providers, social policy administrators, policy makers, and others committed to improving the lives of persons in poverty.

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Attorney Directory

  Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, Tolland and Windham Counties (860) 525-6052
  Fairfield County (203) 335-4116
  New Haven County (203) 562-5750
  New London County (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) (860) 889-9384
  Connecticut Women's Educational and Legal Fund Attorney Referral Service 1-800-479-2949


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Connecticut Public Defender Offices

Office

Phone Number Fax
Office of Chief Public Defender (Hartford) 860/509-6400 509-6495
Capital Defense And Trial Services Unit 860/509-6418 509-6497
Habeas Corpus Unit 860/509-6436 509-6498
Psychiatric Defense Unit (CVH) 860/262-5910 262-5915
Office of the Chief Public Defender (Hamden) 203/867-6150 867-6157
Bantam: GA #18 860/567-3946 567-4402
Bridgeport: Fairfield JD 203/579-6501 579-6974
Bridgeport GA #2 203/579-6551 382-8470
Bridgeport Juvenile Matters 203/579-6599 382-8459
Bristol GA #17 860/589-5976 589-2365
Danbury JD/GA #3 203/207-8650 207-8660
Danielson: GA #11 860/774-7738 NONE
Derby: GA #5 203/735-8616 735-8618
Enfield: GA #13 860/741-3741 741-7235
Hartford JD 860/566-4284 566-1619
Hartford: GA #14 860/566-5090 566-1619
Hartford Community Court 860/756-7840 756-7845
Hartford: Juvenile Matters 860/566-7566 566-4143
Litchfield JD 860/567-3101 567-0004
Manchester: GA #12 860/649-6484 645-6092
Meriden: GA #7 203/238-6135 238-6319
Middletown JD/GA #9 860/343-6480 343-6496
Milford: Ans/Mil JD/GA #22 203/874-8857 874-8089
New Britain JD 860/515-5366 515-5366
New Britain GA #15 860/515-5353 515-5366
New Britain Juvenile 860/515-5222 515-5226
New Haven JD 203/789-7891 789-6863
New Haven: GA #6 203/789-7458 789-7542
New Haven: GA #8 203/789-7857 789-6870
New Haven: Juvenile Matters 203/786-0330 786-0378
New London JD 860/443-0490 444-1941
New London: GA #10 860/443-5356 443-8512
Norwalk: GA #20 203/840-8463 840-8465
Norwich: GA #21 860/889-3838 889-9943
Putnam: GA #11 860/928-7679 NONE
Rockville: Tolland JD/GA #19 860/870-3280 870-3297
Stamford/Norwalk JD 203/965-5245 325-9399
Stamford: GA #1 203/965-5241 325-9399
Uncasville: Juvenile Matters 860/848-4754 848-1344
Waterbury JD 203/236-8188 236-8191
Waterbury: GA #4 203/236-8170 236-8180
Waterbury: Juvenile Matters 203/596-4179 596-4180
West Hartford: GA #16 860/232-9684 233-3659
Willimantic JD/GA #11 860/423-6038 423-4094

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Connecticut Legal Services Administrative Office
62 Washington Street, Middletown, CT 06457 - (860) 344-0447 - Fax: (860) 346-2938
E-Mail: cls@connlegalservices.org

  • Mission: Connecticut Legal Services (CLS) provides legal representation to low-income persons. With 12 offices located around the state, CLS is able to serve those located outside of the Hartford and New Haven Areas.

  • Target Population: Low income people.

  • Service Area: All of Connecticut except Hartford and New Haven Counties.

  • Services Provided: A full range of legal representation to individual clients. Advice/counseling/referral for individual clients. Policy advocacy.

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Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Inc.
999 Asylum Avenue, 3rd Floor, Hartford, CT 06105 - (860) 541-5000 - Fax: (860) 541-5050, TTD: (860) 541-5069
E-Mail: ghla@ghla.org

  • Mission: Greater Hartford Legal Assistance program (GHLA) provides legal representation to low-income persons who live in the greater Hartford area.

  • Target Population: Low income people.

  • Service Area: Greater Hartford

  • Services Provided: A full range of legal representation to individual clients. Advice/counseling/referral for individual clients. Policy advocacy.

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Inmates Legal Assistance Program
78 Oak Street, P.O. Box 2600237, Hartford, CT 06126-0237, (860) 246-1118 - Fax: (860) 246-1119

  • Mission: To offer legal assistance, primarily through advice, to persons incarcerated in Connecticut's prisons.

  • Target Population: Persons imprisoned in state prisons in Connecticut.

  • Service Area: Statewide

  • Services Provided: Advice/counseling/referral for individual clients.

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International Institute
670 Clinton Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605-1704 - (203) 336-0141 - Fax: (203) 339-4400, E-Mail: iiconn@aol.com

  • Hartford Satellite - 487 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 - (860) 520-4050 - Fax: (860) 520-4191

  • Stamford Satellite - 22 Grove Street, Stamford, CT 06904 - (203) 965-7190 - Fax: (203) 425-8927

  • Mission: The International Institute of Connecticut Inc. is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, social service agency dedicated to the needs of immigrants, refugees and their families. Support is provided through direct professional services, counseling, advocacy, and the advancement of fair and humane public policy. The International Institute of Connecticut is dedicated to promoting full participation in the state's culturally diverse communities.

  • Target Population: Refugees, immigrants and U.S. citizens and the undocumented.

  • Service Area: State of Connecticut

  • Services Provided: Full range of legal representation regarding immigration, citizenship and INS.

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Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization
P.O. Box 209090, New Haven, CT 06520-9090 - (203) 432-4992

  • Mission: The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization (LSO) links law students with individuals in need of legal help who cannot afford private attorneys.

  • Target Population: Our main work is with the poor and near poor.

  • Service Area: Greater New Haven Community

  • Services Provided: A full range of legal representation to individual clients. Policy advocacy.

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Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut
44 Capitol Ave., Suite 301, Hartford, CT 06106 - (860) 278-5688 - Fax: (860) 278-2957

  • Mission: Advocacy, training, publications and support services for legal services programs in Connecticut.

  • Target Population: Legal Services organizations provide legal assistance to low-income people in civil cases. LARCC assists legal service organizations by providing material for client education, legislative and administrative advocacy on issues of concern to clients and training for staff. Recent emphasis has been on federal and state welfare changes.

  • Services Provided: Policy advocacy. Public education. Written materials. Training programs.

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New Haven Legal Assistance Association
426 State Street, New Haven, CT 06510, (203) 946-4811 - Fax: (203) 498-9271 TTD: (203) 946-4811

  • Mission: New Haven Legal Assistance Association (LAA) provides legal service to individuals and groups in the greater New Haven and lower Naugatuck valley areas.

  • Target Population: Low income people.

  • Service Area: Greater New Haven and Lower Naugatuck valley areas

  • Services Provided: A full range of legal representation to individual clients. Advocacy/counseling/referral for individual clients.

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Office of the Chief Public Defender
30 Trinity Street, Hartford, CT 06106 - (860) 509-6400 - Fax: (860) 509-6495

  • Mission: To provide legal representation to indigent accused person in adult criminal matters, juvenile delinquency matters, appeals, habeas corpus proceedings arising from criminal matters, extradition proceedings and psychiatry security review board proceedings.

  • Target Population: Accused or convicted persons who are indigent in accordance with CGS Section 51-297.

  • Services Provided: A full range of legal representation to individual clients.

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Quinnipiac University School of Law - Legal Clinic
275 Mt. Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT - (203) 582-3238 - Fax: (203) 582-3237

  • Mission: Education of law students and service to low or middle income individuals.

  • Target Population: Clients with tax law, health law (disability and access issues, rights of mentally ill), civil, family and bankruptcy issues.

  • Service Area: Mostly New Haven, Milford and Bridgeport. Tax is statewide.

  • Services Provided: A full range of legal representation to individual clients.

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Statewide Legal Services - Legal Clinic
1290 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109
Toll free: 1-800-453-3320
- For Hartford and Middletown (860) 344-0380 Fax: (860) 344-1918

Call-In hours: 9 am - 12 noon and 1 - 2 pm Monday through Friday

  • Mission: Statewide Legal Services (SLS) is available to clients throughout Connecticut by phone. Generally SLS is the entry point for accessing legal assistance. SLS may provide advice over the phone, mail information, or refer clients to a legal services office or private attorney at no cost to the client.

  • Target Population: Low income people throughout Connecticut.

  • Service Area: Mostly New Haven, Milford, Meriden, Waterbury and Bridgeport. Tax is statewide.

  • Services Provided: Legal advice/counseling/referral for individual clients.

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