Do you have a legal problem? Call Statewide Legal Services at 1-800-453-3320 or go to ctlawhelp.org.

In-Office Volunteer Assistance (SLS)

Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut
Ashleigh Backman
Pro Bono Attorney Manager
abackman@slsct.org
(860) 344-8096 EXT 3018

1290 Silas Deane Highway 3A
Wethersfield, CT 06109
www.slsct.org

Type(s) of Volunteers Needed: 
Attorney, Law student, Paralegal
Counties Served: 
Fairfield County, Hartford County, Litchfield County, Middlesex County, New Haven County, New London County, Tolland County, Windham County
Legal Practice Area: 
Benefits (State and Federal) and Disability Assistance - Money, Debt, Small Claims, and Consumer Issues - Family and Safety - Housing and Foreclosure - Business and Work (including Employment) - School and Education - Juvenile Justice and Truancy Intervention - Probate and Estate Planning - Civil Rights
Volunteer Capacity: 
100+ volunteers
Volunteer Responsibility: 
Transactional matters., Writing, Drafting, Legal Research., Client mentorship and support., Educating the public about the law and “Know Your Rights” (non-legal advice), Community-based outreach and engagement., In-office legal assistance and legal support (e.g. client interviews, eligibility intake, preparation of educational materials).
The volunteer cannot perform his or her responsibilities remotely.
Minimum Relevant Experience: 
0 - 2 years
Liability Insurance: 
Yes, the program provides professional liability insurance to volunteers.
Volunteer Engagement: 
Nominating pro bono volunteers for local bar association service awards.
Nominating pro bono volunteers for national professional association service awards.
Recognizing pro bono volunteers in our organization's communications and publications (e.g. annual reports, newsletters, media, email-blasts).
Hosting volunteer appreciation events.

Apply to Volunteer