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Get Involved

"Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the
lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny
ripple of hope." —
Robert Kennedy

New Haven Legal Assistance could not carry out its mission without the generous help from many people in the community who share a committment to equal justice for all. Here is how you can get involved.

Law Student Internships: We are no longer accepting applications from law students for unpaid internships for Summer 2014. However, interested law students can apply for an internship for Summer 2015.  We will begin accepting applications sometime next fall.  Please check back for more information.  To learn more about our summer internship program, please read on.

NHLAA is a nonprofit, public interest legal aid office.  We represent low-income and disadvantaged populations in a range of civil legal matters, including public benefits, housing, family (particularly issues related to domestic violence), immigration, healthcare, education, and children/youth. Although we do not have our own funds to pay interns, we are happy to complete the paperwork to sponsor students under all work study and public interest fellowship programs. Interns at NHLAA will work under the supervision of experienced poverty law attorneys. Responsibilities typically include interviewing clients, providing legal advice through oral and written communication, conducting outreach or know-your-rights programs, researching and drafting legal memos and court pleadings, and supporting attorneys with pending litigation and other advocacy projects. It is also possible that interns may be given the opportunity to argue motions in court, participate in trials, or represent clients at administrative hearings. Internships run for 10 weeks, 40 hours per week. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred, but not required. Other foreign language abilities are welcome.

Pro Bono: To browse a catalog of pro bono opportunities and pro bono trainings statewide, visit Connecticut's Pro Bono Portal at CTProBono.org. To sign up for referrals of pro bono cases, contact Statewide Legal Services Pro Bono Coordinators John Bozzi, jbozzi@slsct.org or Claudia Magnan, CMagnan@slsct.org.

Make a gift: Visit our donate page to make a one-time or recurring gift. If you would like to make a donation of stock or leave a legacy by making a bequest or Planned Gift, please contact Laura Clark, Controller, at 203-946-4811 or lclark@nhlegal.org.

Run for Equal Justice: Last year, runners in the Stratton Faxon New Haven Road Race raised over $4,000 for New Haven Legal Assistance.

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