Connecticut Legal Rights Project
Type(s) of Volunteers Needed:
Attorney, Law student
Fairfield County, Hartford County, Litchfield County, Middlesex County, New Haven County, New London County, Tolland County, Windham County
Legal Practice Area:
Fewer than 20 volunteers
CLRP represents low income people with mental health conditions in matters involving commitment, forced medication, patients' rights, housing, conservatorship and other civil rights matters.
Full representation, co-counsel representation, and/or limited scope representation in State Court., Full representation, co-counsel representation, and/or limited scope representation in Administrative Hearings., Full representation, co-counsel representation, and/or limited scope representation in Federal Court., Writing, Drafting, Legal Research.
Volunteer Opportunity Description:
Co-counsel for civil rights requires five years of experience is litigating civil rights matters in state and federal court. The position requires the attorney to provide their own malpractice insurance coverage.
Law student/legal intern requires that the student be currently enrolled in law school and have a referral from their school. The student should have taken legal research and writing and be proficient in Westlaw or Lexis.
The volunteer can perform his or her responsibilities remotely.
Minimum Relevant Experience:
0 - 2 years
Legal Support Provided:
In-person legal trainings and workshops.
Attorney mentorships and shadowing opportunities to volunteers.
Staff attorney expertise.
No, the program does not provide professional liability insurance to volunteers.
Recognizing pro bono volunteers in our organization's communications and publications (e.g. annual reports, newsletters, media, email-blasts).