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UPDATED June 3, 2011

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WomensLaw regrets that these resources have not been updated recently.  However, please note that the legal content on the Know the Laws section is updated annually and the rest of the website is also updated regularly.

Included in this list are organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and others who qualify.  Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you may want to ask if there is a lawyer who you can consult with to get advice.  Please note that we list the organizations by the town/city or county where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple counties.  We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible. You can click the blue “View All” button to look through the complete list of organizations.

CLS -- Administrative Office
Steven Eppler-Epstein, Executive Director
62 Washington Street
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 344-0447
Fax: (860) 346-2938
Email: Povertylaw@ConnLegalServices.org

CLS -- Bridgeport Office
211 State Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 336-3851
Fax: (203) 333-4976

CLS -- New Britain Office
16 Main Street, Second Floor
New Britain, CT 06051
Phone: (860) 225-8678
Fax: (860) 225-6105

CLS -- New London Office
153 Williams Street
New London, CT 06320
Phone: (860) 447-0323
Fax: (860) 443-0109

CLS -- Stamford Office
20 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 6901
Phone: (203) 348-9216

CLS -- Waterbury Office
85 Central Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 756-8074
Fax: (203) 754-0504

CLS -- Willimantic Office
872 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 6226
Phone: (860) 456-1761

Connecticut Legal Services (CLS)
Phone: 860-344-0380
Web: http://www.connlegalservices.org
To find out if you are eligible for the CLS assistance, first call Statewide Legal Services at (800) 453-3320. If you are over 60 and live in CLS' service area, call your local legal services office directly.

Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund
One Hartford Square West, Suite 1-301
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 524- 0601/ (800) 479- 2949 Information/Referral
Phone: (860) 247 6090
Fax: (860) 524-0705
Web: http://www.cwealf.org
Email: cwealf@cwealf.org
CWEALF provides information on family-related legal issues and may be able to refer those meeting certain income guidelines to an attorney willing to provide services for reduced or sliding scale fees. Legal information and referrals can be accessed by calling in, Monday - Friday, or through their Information & Referral Service Online.

New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc.
426 State Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Hotline: 800-453-3320
Phone: 203-946-4811
Fax: (203) 498.9271
Web: http://www.nhlegal.org/
Email: LegalAid@nhlegal.org
Offering bilingual legal services to individuals in the greater New Haven area who are unable to otherwise obtain legal services because of age, income, disability, or discrimination. Offers help with issues such as children’s rights, special education, suspension and expulsion hearings, custody and support, divorce, and domestic violence.

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