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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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Employment Opportunity - Staff Attorney

Do you want to use your law degree and your legal skills to protect the legal rights of some of Connecticut's most marginalized residents? If so, we hope you will consider joining our team at Connecticut Legal Rights Project... [ more ]

CLRP Announces 2023 Legislative Agenda

December 15, 2022- Connecticut Legal Rights Project has announced its 2023 Legislative Agenda... [ more ]

Institutional Knowledge- An NBC Connecticut Investigative Report

It's been more than 5 years since a whistleblower reported that his co-workers were abusing a patient at Whiting Forensic Hospital... [ more ]

Herbert & Neil Singer Connecticut Public Service Fellowship Program for Law Students and New Lawyers

September 16, 2022- The Herbert & Nell Singer Connecticut Public Service Fellowship Program supports the placement of talented new lawyers with legal service organizations in Connecticut, such as Connecticut Legal Rights Project, Inc.  By working together, the Herbert & Nell Singer Foundation and the Connecticut Bar Foundation seek to achieve the shared goals of encouraging new attorneys to enter the field of public service law in Connecticut and creating a fairer system of justice for all our residents, particularly those who cannot afford a lawyer... [ more ]

Statement from Kathy Flaherty, Executive Director In the Wake of Passage of SB 450, An Act Concerning Connecticut Valley and Whiting Forensic Hospitals

Statement from Kathy Flaherty, Executive Director In the Wake of Passage of SB 450, An Act Concerning Connecticut Valley and Whiting Forensic Hospitals... [ more ]

Join Us For the Next Webinar

Please join us for the next webinar in the series from Disability Rights Connecticut, Connecticut Legal Rights Project and Center for Children's Advocacy (sponsored by CT Council on Developmental Disabilities) is coming on March 18... [ more ]

CLRP joins DRCT to Lobby Governor to Prioritize Distribution of COVID-19 Test Kits, Masks to State's Most Vulnerable Residents

January 3, 2022- In a letter dated December 31, 2021, Disability Rights Connecticut and the Connecticut Legal Rights Project said the state's "failure to provide equitable access to testing and N95 masks" violates state and federal anti-discrimination law. They wrote that disabled people, including those in prisons, psychiatric hospitals and group homes, should receive priority in the distribution process... [ more ]

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