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If you were arrested when you were under 18, you probably have a juvenile record. The good news is that most juvenile records can be erased.

Find out how to erase your criminal record if it has been three years since your last misdemeanor or 5 years since your last felony. Also see about getting a Certificate of Employability, which could help with getting a job.

Getting a job is hard, and it can be even harder if you have a criminal record. Many employers will do a background check before they hire you. To know your rights and help you get and keep a job, you need to know what is on your criminal record.

This article explains your rights when applying for a job, including criminal records, drug testing, disabilities, pregnancy, discrimination, and more.

This page tells you the steps you must take the change the gender marker on your birth certificate in Connecticut.

It is against the law for someone to be treated differently because of their race or color, national origin, gender, sex, religion, and more. Here is information on how filing a discrimination complaint with the State of Connecticut.

If you are bullied or discriminated against because of your sexual orientation or gender expression, there are laws to protect you.

This video describes your right to take time off from work under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.

This page explains a new opportunity for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who are interested in applying for a discharge upgrade.

Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program that provides free information about military life to active duty, Guard, and Reserve Component members and their families. This includes information on deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood, and more.

An online partnership for wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, their families, and those who support them.

Mission is to improve deployment-related health by providing caring assistance and medical advocacy for military personnel and families with deployment-related health concerns.

StatesideLegal.org is for members of the military, veterans, their families, and advocates. The goal of the site is to help you access benefits, find free legal help, and better understand your legal issues.

If you're going to court without a lawyer, you can practice representing yourself by playing our legal game, RePresent. You’ll learn how to prepare for court, what happens in court on the day of your hearing, and how to present evidence and cross-examine the other person in your case.

Going to court can be stressful. This video will cover everything you need to know about getting ready for a court hearing, including what to wear, who to bring with you, what happens when you see the judge, meeting with a mediator, and more. We hope that you'll feel more at ease and prepared after you watch this video.

If you are sueing someone in small claims court, it's important that you correctly serve the papers to the other party. Watch this video to learn how.

If you're facing eviction and you don't have a lawyer, you can practice representing yourself by playing our legal game, RePresent: Renter. You’ll learn how to prepare for court, what happens in court on the day of your eviction hearing, and how to present evidence and cross-examine the other person in your case.

When you are giving evidence in court, explain exactly what happened in the clearest way you can. You should only talk about what you know. This means what you saw, what you felt, what you heard, and what you did.

If you can't afford a lawyer, you may have to represent yourself in family court. Here are some tips to help your day in court go more smoothly.

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