Free Legal Assistance
The Consumer Law Project for Elders

The Consumer Law Project for Elders (CLPE) provides free legal assistance to Connecticut residents 60 or over who have consumer questions or problems such as credit card or medical debt, abusive or harassing debt collection, debt collection law suits, bank executions, wage executions, credit report and repair problems, contract problems, identity theft, and scams.  Spanish speaking staff is available.

The Consumer Law Project for Elders
A project of Connecticut Legal Services, Inc.

Having trouble paying your bills? Bankruptcy is a legal way to get rid of certain debts and give you a fresh start. You may not need to file bankruptcy because you're already protected. Read this to find out if bankruptcy could help you.
Read this brochure to learn about what a scam is, why seniors are frequent targets of scams, who the scammers are, what the most common scams are, what you can do to prevent becoming a victim of a scam, and who to contact if you are a victim of a scam.
The Consumer Law Project for Elders (CLPE) offers, free of charge, color brochures and posters in English and Spanish to Connecticut's aging network providers for distribution to their senior clients.  Call 1-800-296-1467 to request CLPE brochures or p
Learn about some common scams and who can you contact if you are a victim of a scam.
If you are behind in paying your bills, someone will probably contact you to collect the money you owe. You might owe money on a car loan, credit card accounts, medical bills, utility bills, home mortgage and others.
Connecticut's aging network providers are welcome to print and distribute these English and Spanish Fact Sheets to seniors.
Small Claims Court has special rules that make representing yourself easier and the process faster. The court decides if the person suing should get money to compensate (pay back) for the loss. Read this article to find out: What you can sue for, how you start it, what happens at the hearing and...
2-1-1 is a free service that can help you with many different kinds of problems, including substance abuse, domestic violence, suicide prevention, financial problems, and more. It is available 24 hours a day and 365 days per year.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.
Connecticut Attorney General's Office listing of current consumer issues.
The Connecticut Commission on Aging is a non-partisan state agency of the CT General Assembly.They are committed to promoting policies that enhance the lives of the present and future generations of older adults.
This page answers common questions on rent security deposits. Includes interest rate information and a complaint form for security deposit issues. See also: The Connecticut Department of Banking homepage
Verify a professional's license, Do Not Call Registry, more.
State Unit on Aging Main office, 860-424-5274 Toll Free (in State), 1-866-218-6631 Application forms by mail1-800-609-5627 Alternate Care Unit1-800-445-5394860-424-4904 CHOICES Program860-424-5322 Connecticut Medicare Assignment Program (...
Connecticut Long Term Care Ombudsman Program protects and promotes the rights and quality of life for residents of skilled nursing facilities, residential care homes and managed residential care communities (also known as assisted living...
The Judicial Branch has a list of Connecticut State Marshals on their website or at the clerk's office in your local courthouse.
Consumer information.
I-CAN!® E-file is a service of a non-profit with a mission of providing services to low-income persons and seniors.
Contains many resources for victims with articles on issues FTC doesn't address.
This web site contains links to Connecticut and federal statutes, regulations, and cases important to Elder Law -- maintained by Attorney Lisa Nachmias Davis and a must for any Connecticut Elder Law Attorney.