Members of the public can receive free legal advice from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22 at the Connecticut Bar Association Law Center, 30 Bank St, New Britain, and on Thursday October 24 at the Bridgeport Public Library North Branch, 3455 Madison Ave, Bridgeport.
“We are excited to offer the public an opportunity to sit with a volunteer attorney to answer legal questions for free,” said CBA Pro Bono Committee Clinic Sub-Committee Chair Jennifer Zakrzewski. “It can be challenging and stressful to deal with legal issues when you do not know what steps to take to resolve them. Our hope is to get those individuals who seek help at the clinics pointed in the right direction.”
At the clinic, participants can meet one-on-one with a volunteer attorney in the areas of bankruptcy, consumer law, family law, immigration law, landlord/tenant, pardons, small business, or tax law. Lawyers will provide brief legal advice during 30-minute sessions. All interested participants must pre-register at ctbar.org/ProBonoClinic by October 15. Registrants will receive a follow-up phone call regarding their appointment time.
“Year-round, we direct citizens who come into the Law Center to lawyer referral sources,” said CBA Executive Director Keith J. Soressi. “We are excited to open our doors to our New Britain community on October 22 to help meet their legal needs. On October 24, we are pleased to offer a similar opportunity to the public who seeks legal assistance at the North Branch of the Bridgeport Public Library.”
On the day of the clinic, participants should bring any papers related to their legal matter and any court paperwork that they have received or filed. Services provided will be limited to the half-hour session and will not continue after the clinic. Space is limited. For assistance registering or questions regarding the clinic, call (877)410-7221.
These free legal advice clinics are presented by the Connecticut Bar Association, Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, and Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut in observance of the National Celebration of Pro Bono during October 20-26, 2019. The National Celebration of Pro Bono is an American Bar Association initiative that shines a spotlight on the amazing pro bono work by lawyers, paralegals, and law students across the country.