Connecticut Judicial Branch
The Judicial Branch has Volunteer Attorney Programs in the substantive
area of family and foreclosure law. Attorneys from the local bar volunteer two hours of
their time by coming to the courthouse and meeting one-on-one with
self-represented parties who need legal help. The programs run on a first
come, first served basis, and any individual with legal questions in these
areas may take advantage of the programs, regardless of income.
Participants need not have an action pending against them or live in a town
within the judicial district. In the family volunteer attorney programs,
advice is given on a wide range of issues such as divorce, custody, child
support, contempt, paternities, and grandparent rights. In the foreclosure
volunteer attorney programs, advice is given on issues such as foreclosure mediation, litigation and loan modifications.