Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut is open to serve you! Call our legal aid hotline: 1-800-453-3320. You can also apply for legal help online.

Get Legal Help

Statewide Legal Services has free advice for low-income people with legal problems in Connecticut.

You can find out more about legal problems and apply for help here.

Statewide Legal Services Pro Bono Program for Lawyers

Statewide Legal Services has a very active Pro Bono program.  Pro Bono attorneys and paralegals who volunteer play an essential role in delivering quality legal assistance to those who would otherwise go without.  Most of our Pro Bono cases are received from our legal aid hotline which provides intake, advice and referral services to low income people.   Our volunteers come from the Connecticut Pro Bono Network which coordinates pro bono work in the state.  For information about the program, visit

Frequently Asked Questions

Types of Cases

  • Landlord/Tenant (eviction defense, security deposits)
  • Family Law Cases (divorce, custody, etc.)
  • School Expulsions
  • Employment (Unemployment and Employment Discrimination)
  • Wills/Health  Care Directives/Power of Attorney
  • Social Security

Statewide Legal Services also provides opportunities for attorneys who would like to assist but who cannot take a case for full representation.


A pro bono program where volunteer lawyers call a pre-screened client to provide an hour of advice to help them with their legal issue.  How many referrals you take and how often is up to you.  Free training provided.

Pro Bono Clinics

  • Hartford Pro Se Divorce Clinic
  • New Haven Pro Se Divorce Clinic
  • Middletown Pro Se Divorce Clinic
  • Hartford Security Deposit Clinic
  • New Haven Security Deposit Clinic
  • Middletown Social Security Clinic

For More Information

Lawyers and Paralegals with questions can contact:

John Bozzi,
Don Philips,

If you have an emergency
you should call our office.
Do not fill out an application online.

Need help with a housing problem?

If you are facing eviction or losing your housing subsidy (such as Section 8), you may have the right to a free lawyer. Call 1-800-559-1565 or get more info at

Why apply online?

  • Our phone lines are open for limited hours and are very busy.
  • The wait time on the phone can be long.
  • You can apply any time of day or night.
  • The online application will help you find out if you qualify for our services.
  • If you apply online, your phone interview will be shorter when we call you back.
  • You can apply online for legal help with family, housing, public benefits, unemployment and other problems.
  • You can also apply for bankruptcy, debtor’s rights and consumer protection only online.
  • You can apply online using your computer.

If you have an emergency
you should call our office.
Do not fill out an application online.

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