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.

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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.

About Statewide Legal Services

Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut staff is a dedicated and experienced group of people working to provide assistance to eligible people seeking help with legal problems affecting their most fundamental rights.

Our Board of Directors is a vibrant and diverse group of people comprised of community representatives and attorneys from law firms throughout the state.

Officers
Hugh F. Murray III, President, McCarter & English, LLP
Jennifer Hluska, Vice President, The Prudential Insurance Co. of America
Kevin M. Smith, Treasurer, Wiggin and Dana, LLP
Latonia C. Williams, Secretary, Shipman & Goodwin, LLP

Attorney Representatives
Maggie Castinado, State of CT, Division of Public Defender Services
Courtney A. George, Marino, Zabel & Schellenberg, PLLC
Salmun Kazerounian, CT Fair Housing Center
Jean Perry Phillips, Pullman & Comley, LLC
Leonard Rodriguez, UIL Holdings Co.
Jonathan Schaefer, Robinson & Cole LLP

Community Representatives
Krystal Cardello, Community Representative
April Couloute, Community Representative
Iris Martinez, Community Representative
Kathleen Snow, Community Representative

Our Volunteers: there have been hundreds of people who have donated their time and expertise to help us and other legal aid organizations across the state assist low-income people with legal problems in Connecticut over the past year.

This web site, funded by the Connecticut Bar Foundation and the Legal Services Corporation, seeks to further our goal of equal access to justice by providing information and self-help materials on a variety of legal issues.

How to Get Assistance: You can use our Legal Help Finder to see what help is available. 
Generally, applicants should call Statewide Legal Services first to find out if they qualify for services. Call-In hours are 9 a.m. to Noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The number to call is (800) 453-3320 or (860) 344-0380 from Hartford and Middletown.

You can fill out an online application using your computer here.

The following persons should call the legal services office closest to them:

For more information on which legal services program covers your area:
Map of General Legal Services in Connecticut
Map of Elder Law Services in Connecticut

 

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.

Find a legal aid office some place else in the United States or around the world.

If you need an attorney for a legal problem in Connecticut and do not think you will qualify for free legal aid, you should contact the following for assistance:

Connecticut Bar Association - Find a Lawyer

New Haven County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
203-562-5750

Hartford County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
860-525-6052

New London County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
860-889-9384