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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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An Important Message re: Covid-19 from CLRP Executive Director, Kathy Flaherty, Esq.

March 16, 2020- Important Message re: Covid-19 from CLRP Executive Director, Kathy Flaherty, Esq.- CLRP's top priority during this public health emergency is the protection of the health and safety of our staff, and the clients we serve. We are still working to protect our clients' legal rights, but we have, by necessity, changed the way we are doing it... [ more ]


Lawmakers get an earful on issues at legislative forum

January 28, 2020 - by Erica Drzewiecki, Newington Town Crier -NEWINGTON- Health care and education are important to residents, legislators gathered from a recent meeting.

State Reps. Gary Turco, Kerry Wood and Rick Lopes heard about these and other issues pressing people during a Pre-Session Forum at the Lucy Robbins Welles Library. Close to two dozen residents aired their grievances ahead of the short 2020 session, beginning Feb. 5.

"We can't be experts on everything out there," Turco said. "We ask all of you for advice on things you're experts on. Educate us and collaborate with us so we can make the best possible decisions."

Kathleen Flaherty, executive director of the non-profit Connecticut Legal Rights Project, offered her perspective as an advocate for low-income and mentally ill individuals.... [ more ]


Employment Opportunity - Paralegal

January 3, 2020- Do you want to use your paralegal skills 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... [ more ]


Housing Affordability: Two New Year's Resolutions for State

January 2, 2020 -  CLRP Vice Chairman, Dwight Merriam submitted an Op-Ed that was published in the Connecticut Post. Housing Affordability: Two New Year's resolutions for state  - The lack of affordable housing in many Connecticut communities is more than a zoning or diversity issue, it is a human rights issue. A decent place to live in any of our 169 towns should not be a privilege of the wealthy — it should be a basic right of all residents of our state... [ more ]


Executive Director, Kathy Flaherty Honored with Award

November 22, 2019 CLRP Executive Director, Kathy Flaherty received the Constance Baker Motley Award for Excellence in Business or Law from the Commission of Human Rights and Opportunities at their annual Leaders and Legends Award Ceremony on November 21, 2019 at the Bond Hotel in Hartford. Kathy was acknowleged for her unwaivering commitment to advocate for and represent  low-income persons with mental health conditions. [ more ]


CLRP Signs On to Letter Regarding RESPONSE Act

October 25, 2019- CLRP joined over 20 national organizations including disability rights, education and civil rights groups to bring concerns to light regarding the Restoring, Enhancing, Strengthening, and Promoting Our Nation's Safety Efforts (RESPONSE) Act, legislation introduced by Senator Cornyn... [ more ]





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