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.

Jean Perry Phillips, President, Pullman & Comley, LLC
Hugh F. Murray III, Vice President, McCarter & English, LLP
Megan R. Naughton, Treasurer, Robinson & Cole, LLP
Latonia C. Williams, Secretary, Shipman & Goodwin, LLP

Krystal Cardello, Community Representative
Maggie Castinado, State of CT, Division of Public Defender Services
April Couloute, Community Representative
Courtney A. George, Cohen and Wolf, PC
Jennifer Hluska, The Prudential Insurance Co. of America
Salmun Kazerounian, CT Fair Housing Center
Iris Martinez, Community Representative
Esther Tutu, Community Representative
Kevin M. Smith, Wiggin and Dana, LLP
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. Please join us in thanking all of them.

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.