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Connecticut Legal Services, Inc

Family / Housing Attorney

Connecticut Legal Services, Inc - Middletown, CT





Connecticut Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) seeks to fill two attorney positions with initial assignments in the following areas of law:  Family (Willimantic office - covering regional courts), and Housing (Willimantic office).


CLS seeks applicants who will use their legal training to improve the lives of low-income people and further CLS’ holistic and client-centered work.  CLS lawyers represent families and individuals in administrative hearings, and in state and federal courts, as well as (in various settings) advocating for changes in laws and systems to benefit low-income communities.  CLS encourages lawyers addressing complex or systemic client issues to work in teams, which may include other legal services lawyers and/or other local community agencies.


The attorneys will receive extensive training in the area(s) of law assigned and will be expected to:

  • maintain an active caseload of representation and advice cases which will require regular court appearances

  • conduct community outreach and coordinate with other social service agencies working with our clients

  • help identify larger trends and issues for our clients, and work to develop strategies to respond to those trends and issues.


Qualifications: We particularly seek applications from people with experience in or connections to low-income communities and communities of color.  Spanish language ability is preferred but not required.  Must be admitted to the Connecticut Bar, able to waive in for admission or planning to sit for the next admission exam. 


Start Date: As soon as possible, Rolling Application Process


Compensation: Salary depends on experience; excellent vacation/leave, health, and pension benefits.


Application: Applicants should send a cover letter clearly describing their qualifications, resume, writing sample, and the names and contact information for  three references or click "Apply Now".


Connecticut Legal Services, Inc

Location: Middletown, CT