Connecticut residents can get a free introduction to Small Claims Court and learn how to file a case and represent themselves, thanks to a civic-minded group of UConn Law School students with assistance from the state Department of Consumer Protection. UConn Law students have worked with staff from the Department of Consumer Protection to become well-informed about the many laws affecting consumers and to organize this information into workshops that can help an individual navigate Small Claims Court.
Attendance to the Small Claims Workshops are free and open to the public. Workshops dates for the 2014-2015 academic year are forthcoming. Please check back after September 1, 2014.
For more information, please contact Uconn Law's Assistant Dean of Students Karen DeMeola at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Contact: Scott Garosshen
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- Contact: Lisa Browne
- Keep the Power On Clinic
- Contact: Jaime Welsh
- Truancy Intervention Program
- Contact: Nicole Gehan
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
- Contact: Hannah Reischer
- Connecticut Judicial Branch Volunteer Attorney Programs
- Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
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- Contact: Melissa Wyckoff
- Connecticut Association for Human Services
- Contact Tracy Helin
- Connecticut Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
- Contact: John Jepson, Esq.
- Connecticut Consortium for Law & Citizenship Education
- Contact: Beth DeLuco, Esq.
- Connecticut Fair Housing Center
- Contact: Erin Kemple
- Connecticut Health, Housing and Benefits Pro Bono Project
- Contact: Professor Jay Sicklick
- Connecticut Voices for Children
- Contact: Attorney Sharon Langer, 860-548-1661
- Connecticut Women's Education & Legal Fund
- Contact: Amy Miller, MSW
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- Lawyers For Children America
- Contact: Priscilla Pappadia, Executive Director
- Lawyers Without Borders
- Contact: Luvean Myers, Esq.
- People Advocating Therapeutic Homes
- Contact: Professor Robert Whitman
This website is designed to help UConn Law students find pro bono opportunities through organizations that can train and supervise their work. UConn’s pro bono program does not provide direct assistance to individual members of the public who contact the Law School seeking advice or representation. UConn Law students are not licensed to practice law and may only work under the supervision of a licensed attorney.
Persons seeking legal assistance should consult the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch website [LINK]. Individuals may also contact a local county bar association’s Lawyer Referral Service:
- Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, Tolland and Windham Counties: 860-525-6052
- Fairfield County: 203-335-4116
- New Haven County: 203-562-5750
- New London County: 860-889-9384