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Welcome to Connecticut Legal Rights Project

Connecticut Legal Rights Project, Inc., (CLRP) is a statewide non-profit agency which provides legal services to low income individuals with mental health conditions, who reside in hospitals or the community, on matters related to their treatment, recovery, and civil rights ... [ more ]

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PTSD Bill Sparks Frank Discussion of Mental Health on the Senate Floor

May 30, 2019 - by Daniela Altimari, Hartford Courant - A bill to address post-traumatic stress disorder among police officers and firefighters sparked an emotional debate on mental health at the Capitol Wednesday night. The measure passed the Senate Thursday after additional negotiating over an amendment to include certain medical responders in the legislation ... [ more ]

Man Wins Court Battle But May Get Shocked Anyway

May 30, 2019 - by Daniel Tepfer, CT Post - BRIDGEPORT - A local man fighting a court order forcing him to undergo shock therapy won a major battle Thursday — but may have lost the war.  Over the objections of the state attorney general's office, Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis Thursday afternoon agreed to hear the 26-year-old man's appeal of a Probate Court ruling ... [ more ]

Man Fights Shock Therapy Order

May 28, 2019 - by Daniel Tepfer, CT Post - BRIDGEPORT -  A local man is fighting a court order forcing him to undergo shock therapy.  “This shouldn’t be happening in the state of Connecticut where they can strap you down and do something to you that can cause a person brain damage,” said Virginia Teixeira, a lawyer for the Connecticut Legal Rights Project ... [ more ]

Birdies For Charity!

April 16, 2019 - CLRP Executive Director, Kathy Flaherty met up with iHeartRadio's awesome Renee DiNino and Volunteer Coordinator, Taylor Whiting to talk about CLRP's important work and how others can help CLRP during Travelers Championship's Birdies for Charity event. From now until the Travelers Championship begins on Friday, June 21, donors have the ability to make their donations go further with a 15% match ... [ more ]

Employment Opportunity - Staff Attorney

Do you want to use your law degree to protect the legal rights of some of Connecticut's most marginalized residents? Do you want to fight discrimination in housing, education, and employment opportunities for people with mental health conditions? If so, we hope you will consider joining our team at Connecticut Legal Rights Project. The Connecticut Legal Rights Project has an immediate opening available for a Connecticut licensed attorney with at least two years experience ... [ more ]

Anyway You Slice It: Connecticut’s State Budget Pie

March 15, 2019 - Fixed costs represent more than half of the expenses in the CT budget. Sincefixed costs go up every year, if the pie stays the same size, it will eventually look like this ... [ more ]

Register for the Solstice Sprint 5K to benefit CLRP

CLRP is honored to be the beneficiary of the Solstice Sprint 5K run!. The race takes place on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in West Hartford. This is a rolling USATF/CT Certified 5K course following the paved Red Trail around the MDC Reservoirs in West Hartford. It features a few climbs, beautiful views and a fast downhill finish. Many thanks to Sonic Endurance for their support to make this possible! ... [ more ]

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