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."

Pro Bono 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.

CT Free Legal Answers

Anonymously ask questions through the CT Free Legal Answers website.  You will receive an e-mail alert when the question receives a response.

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Lawyers in Libraries

The Lawyers in Libraries program provides free pro bono legal services to members of the public at the Public Library of New London and Ferguson Library in Stamford in the areas of landlord/tenant, immigration law, family law, employment, consumer rights, and personal injury. 

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Bankruptcy Pro Bono Program

The Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section has formed a panel of volunteer attorneys to represent needy and qualified individuals or married spouses pro bono in Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, contested matters, and adversary proceedings. Apply to be considered for referral for potential assistance.

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Don't Qualify for Pro Bono Legal Services?

If you do not qualify for pro bono assistance, you can find a lawyer using the resources below.
These are not pro bono services; you will have to pay for an attorney to represent you.

This quick and easy search allows you to tap into the largest network of legal professionals in the state.

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Limited Scope Representation

Limited scope representation (LSR) or unbundled legal services can make legal representation an affordable alternative for individuals who might otherwise represent themselves. Offering LSR, or unbundled legal services, for individuals of modest means can create an expanded revenue stream for attorneys.

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