Lawyers in Libraries

The CBA established the Lawyers in Libraries program to provide free volunteer legal services to members of the public in a community setting. The program allows members of the public to register for a 20-minute appointment at a nearby library and receive free legal advice in the areas of landlord/tenant, immigration, family, employment, consumer rights, and personal injury.

If you are a member of the public, to sign up to receive free, brief legal advice at a local library, you must register in advance with one of the libraries listed below. When it is time for your appointment, you should bring all paperwork related to your matter. At the library, you will be required to sign a consent form about the limited services provided.

If you are an attorney who wants to provide pro bono services through the Lawyers in Libraries program, email The CBA provides professional liability insurance for legal advice provided during a Lawyers in Libraries event.


Libraries hosting Lawyers in Libraries

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Last Monday of the month 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 
(860) 828-7126


Newfield Library
First or Second Wednesday of month
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(203) 576-7828

North Branch Library
Second Thursday of month
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(203) 576-8113


Danbury Library
Last Wednesday of month
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(203) 797-4505, ext. 7731


Russell Library
Third Tuesday of month
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(860) 347-2528

New Britain 

New Britain Public Library
Third Wednesday of month
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
(860) 224-3155, ext. 125

New London

Public Library of New London
Last Thursday of month
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(860) 447-1411, ext. 105


Otis Library
Last Wednesday of month
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(860) 889-2365


Simsbury Public Library
Last Monday of month
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(860) 658-7663, ext. 2112
Ferguson Library
Last Thursday of month
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(203) 351-8224