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Statewide Legal Services is looking for clients who are having difficulty obtaining or keeping health care. This is important outreach in collaboration with the Hartford Community Health Foundation. If someone is willing to tell their story, please have them call 1-800-543-3320 ext 3017, or email, attention Jan Chiaretto.

Statewide Legal Services of CT receives $25,000 from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

CBA Pro Bono Connect Responds to the Legal Services Needs as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) has launched CBA Pro Bono Connect to help meet the anticipated increase in the civil legal needs of Connecticut’s low-income residents in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will allow volunteer attorneys to sign up to receive case referrals from Connecticut’s civil legal service providers. CBA Pro Bono Connect also provides those attorneys with on-demand webinar trainings and materials to support their legal representation. 

Former A.G. Holder issues call to action at Legal Aid fundraiser
CT Mirror, 7/18/9

CLS Announces New Litigation and Advocacy Director

CLS Announces New Deputy Director

Protest puts pressure on New Haven for more affordable housing
New Haven Register

Housing Activists Press Task Force For Transparency
New Haven Independent

Connecticut Is In Crisis — And Its Troubles Are Hardly Unique
Huffington Post

Children Held In Connecticut After Being Separated From Their Parents Reunited With Families
Hartford Courant

Judge Rules Separation of Immigrant Children Living in Connecticut From Their Parents Is Unconstitutional
Hartford Courant

Federal judge declares separation of children from parents at border unconstitutional
CT Mirror

Job Opportunity: Grant Developer, Statewide Legal Services

2nd Child Poisoned; Where’s The City?
New Haven Independent

Advocates for the Poor Push for Health Insurance Coverage
CT News Junkie

Connecticut Bar Foundation’s James W. Cooper Fellows Annual Legal Services Leadership Award for this year went to Raphael L. Podolsky.  Attorney Podolsky , formerly of LARCC and now CLS, received this heartfelt award from the Connecticut Bar Foundation in recognition of his over 40 years of significant contributions to legislative and litigation reform in ensuring access to justice for individuals and communities in need of economic safety nets, access to the courts and to a fair, democratic system of  due process for all.

Raising the Minimum Wage in Connecticut
Policy Solutions for Low-Wage Workers
New Haven Legal Assistance

Jobs and Internships/National Disability Rights Network

Congratulations to Shelley White for being selected by the Connecticut Bar Association to receive their Charles J. Parker Legal Services Award at their upcoming awards ceremony!

Legal notice about settlement of GHLA’s class action lawsuit that requires DSS to process Food Stamp applications on time: English | Spanish | Settlement agreement

Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut receives the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association’s 2016 Community Service Award
A juvenile record can be a barrier to employment, education, and housing. Luckily, juvenile records can be erased through the erasure process. However, while the majority of juvenile records can be erased, few people know about or take advantage of the opportunity. This website seeks to clarify juvenile erasure, with the hope of more people getting their records erased!


Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, Inc. is proud to announce Project Manager, Attorney Sandra San Emeterio, has been named an American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers” 2016 Honoree.
The Annual award provides national recognition for ABA young lawyer members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal and community service. Read full announcement.

One More Way the Courts Aren’t Working for the Poor
The Nation, 5/16/2016

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