Connecticut Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral
This page provides information about Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral resources in Connecticut.
Links are grouped by those that cover courts statewide, for multiple counties, and then by individual county.
Connecticut - Statewide Courts Legal Aid
Connecticut Judge Complaint Information and Form
The Judicial Review Council handles complaints about judges for misconduct, disability, or substance abuse. Complaint procedures, answers to frequently asked questions, and a complaint form and instructions are provided.
Find Connecticut Legal Assistance
View links to legal clinics, Limited Scope Representation, attorney directories and referral services, Public Defender offices, lawyer associations, legal aid providers, and advocacy groups.
Connecticut Free Legal Assistance
Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut offers free legal advice by telephone and an online application for legal services for income-eligible clients, a Legal Help Finder, and links to additional legal service providers and online research resources.
Connecticut Attorney Discipline Records
The Connecticut Judicial Branch offers online access to Statewide Grievance Committee decisions since 1994. Search options include attorney name, case number, subject, Rule of Professional Conduct, and year.
Connecticut Attorney Information and Complaints
View information about use of attorneys, including how to hire a lawyer, Limited Scope Representation, how to complain about a lawyer, and how to find lawyer complaint information.
Connecticut Victim Services
The Connecticut Office of Victim Services provides crime victims with information about victims' rights and the criminal justice process, court accompaniment, case status notification, advocacy, referrals, and assistance with victims' compensation, restitution, victim impact statements, and return of property. Links to additional service providers and online information are included.
Connecticut Legal Fee Dispute Resolution
The Connecticut Bar Association's Resolution of Legal Fee Disputes Program uses mediation and arbitration to help parties resolve disputes over their lawyers' fees without going to court. A link to the petition form is included.
Search for a Connecticut attorney or law firm by juris number, last name, firm name, and location. Information includes license status and disciplinary history.
Connecticut Public Defenders
The Division of Public Defender Services provides free or low-cost criminal defense services to indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, to indigent parents and juveniles in some family matters, and to indigent parties facing involuntary mental health commitments. Income eligibility guidelines, and information about juvenile and child protection matters are included. Local office contact information is provided by judicial district, geographical area, juvenile venue, and specialty unit.
Connecticut Multiple County Courts Legal Aid
Hartford County Lawyer Referral
The Hartford County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone or email for a nominal fee, which includes an initial consultation with a lawyer. The referral fee is waived for personal injury, workers' compensation, and Social Security disability matters. This service is available to residents of Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, Tolland, and Windham Counties.
Fairfield County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Fairfield County Lawyer Referral
The Greater Bridgeport Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone or email for a nominal fee, which includes an initial consultation with a lawyer.
New Haven County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
New Haven County Lawyer Referral and Clinics
The New Haven County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone, e-mail, or online request form for a nominal fee, which includes an initial consultation with a lawyer. The Association also offers Ask-A-Lawyer clinics at various locations, which include a brief consultation at no cost.
New Haven County Reduced-Fee Legal Assistance
The New Haven County Bar Association's Modest Means program provides reduced-fee legal services to income eligible clients for some types of cases.
New London County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
New London County Lawyer Referral
The New London County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by online request form for a nominal fee, which includes an initial consultation with a lawyer.