Connecticut's Right to Counsel Program is
This year, Connecticut became one of the first three states in the country to enact a law to provide free legal counsel to income-eligible tenants at risk of eviction. As part of Connecticut’s new Right to Counsel program, civil legal aid organizations are hiring attorneys to represent tenants and help transform the delivery of civil legal services in Connecticut for those who cannot afford legal representation.
Please share the position postings below with attorneys committed to social justice who may be interested in joining this new program. Due to the pace of the search, interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Individuals from outside of Connecticut who are eligible to take the Connecticut bar exam, or waive in from a reciprocal state, will also be considered.
The program will be phased in by geographic area beginning January of 2022. The following organizations are currently hiring for this new initiative (click on each organization's name for the full job posting):
Connecticut Legal Services
(serving all CT communities except Greater Hartford and Greater New Haven)
Greater Hartford Legal Aid
(serving Greater Hartford)
New Haven Legal Assistance Association
(serving Greater New Haven)
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