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.


Our Mission

SLS empowers low-income people in Connecticut to obtain justice by providing tools to address their civil legal needs.

At Statewide Legal Services we believe knowledge is power. We are a legal aid advice and referral center helping low-income people solve their legal problems. We believe that everyone should have access to justice.

Our Services

  • Our advocates can help you with legal questions about family, public benefits, housing, unemployment and other problems.
  • If we can help you, we will give you free legal advice. We will answer your questions. We will help you understand your legal rights and responsibilities so you can make the right choices for you and your family.
  • Some cases may be referred to other legal aid programs or a volunteer attorney.
  • You must have very low household income for us to be able to help you.
  • Your case must be in Connecticut.
  • We cannot help with criminal or immigration problems.
  • We are a non-profit organization and our funding is limited. We cannot help everyone who applies for help.


Self Help

You do not have to apply or talk to someone to get help. We have a Self-Help Library with information about legal problems on

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.