What is pro bono?

Connecticut’s Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys (Rule 6.1) defines Pro Bono Publico legal services as:

“… professional services at no fee or a reduced fee to persons of limited means or to public service or charitable groups or organizations, by service in activities for improving the law, the legal system or the legal profession, and by financial support for organizations that provide legal services to persons of limited means."

Does the CBA provide legal services?

The CBA does not offer legal advice, assistance, or materials. However, we encourage members of the public to consult the list of participating agencies and contact them directly if pro bono legal services are needed.

Don't Qualify for pro bono legal services?

If you do not qualify for pro bono assistance, you may try calling one of the lawyer referral services in Connecticut (these are not pro bono services; you will have to pay for an attorney to represent you):

Fairfield County

Hartford County


New Haven County


New London County