The Volunteer Attorney Program for Family matters
The Judicial Branch would like to announce that the Family Volunteer Attorney Program will resume in Hartford at Hartford Superior Court, 90 Washington Street in October. The program will begin on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 and run through Wednesday, June 21, 2017 on the first and third Wednesday of each month.
This program utilizes the services of volunteer attorneys to provide legal advice and assistance to self-represented parties who have or may be commencing domestic and/or family support magistrate cases.
Since 2010, Hartford’s Family Volunteer Attorney Program has assisted 2,354 self-represented parties in the area of family law. Family Volunteer Attorney Programs in the Waterbury and Stamford judicial districts have also been very successful in providing assistance to self-represented parties.
All of the Volunteer Attorney Programs work in cooperation with the Court Service Centers and the Judicial Branch law libraries to provide additional assistance to self-represented parties who might otherwise be unable to benefit from the assistance of counsel.
If you would like to volunteer, please complete the application which accompanies this notice and email it to Damon.Goldstein@jud.ct.gov or fax it to (860) 263-2773. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Damon Goldstein at Court Operations at 860-263-2734 or Damon.Goldstein@jud.ct.gov.