CBA and UConn School of Law Collaborate for CT Free Legal Answers Comes to Campus Event

Written Monday, November 14, 2022

The Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) and UConn School of Law jointly hosted a CT Free Legal Answers Comes to Campus Event, held at the UConn School of Law campus, on November 4. CBA volunteers and law students worked as a team to provide free legal assistance to 13 Connecticut residents with low or no income.

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 (L to R) CBA President-Elect Margaret I. Castinado and CBA President Daniel J. Horgan with UConn School of Law Director of Field Placement and Pro Bono Programs Rachel Reeves, who helped organize the event and recruited student volunteers

At the start of the event, CBA President Daniel J. Horgan, CBA President-Elect Margaret I. Castinado, and UConn Law School Dean Eboni Nelson emphasized how attorneys and law students can use their training, knowledge, and experience to help others. Fifteen law students, with the help of five CBA attorney mentors, responded to legal questions posted to the CT Free Legal Answers website by individuals in need. The volunteer attorneys who participated in the event included Sara J. Dickson, Brian J. Glenn, Vianca T. Malick, Megan Maynard, and David M. Moore. The CBA volunteers mentored the attending law students, helped them work through the process of providing legal guidance, and reviewed their final responses to the public’s questions. The law students benefitted from the opportunity to provide real world help to those who otherwise lack legal assistance. The CBA values its partnership with the UConn School of Law and looks forward to future collaborations.

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 CBA President Daniel J. Horgan speaks to attendees

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 CBA President-Elect Margaret I. Castinado speaks to attendees