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Legal Services and Citizenship

Lawyer Referral Services
P.O. Box 1052 Groton, CT 06340
Phone: (860) 889-9384

Lawyer referral service for New London County matches callers with attorneys who are qualified to handle the callers' legal questions. Clients receive a 30 minute consultation for a small fee. Consultations are conducted in the attorney's office unless alternative arrangements can be set up with the attorney. Pro bono (free) services are not available through the lawyer referral service. A directory of New London County Bar Association attorneys is available at the website.

Otis Library
261 Main St. Norwich, CT 06360

Otis Library, in partnership with the Connecticut Bar Association, is now working with local attorneys to offer the program "Lawyers in Libraries." If you have questions or a case that involves immigration law, family law, consumer rights, personal injury, or a landlord/tenant conflict, you can sign up to meet with an attorney for free for 20 minutes regarding your case. Attorneys will be on-site at the Library on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 4-6pm. To book an in-person appointment, please register one week in advance; call Otis Library at 860-889-2365, ext. 128. Bring any case-related materials you have to the meeting so that the attorney can provide their best assistance. Please note that masks are required in the Library.
CONTACT: Julie Menders 860-889-2365 x128

Immigration Advocacy & Support Center (IASC)
8 Washington Street New London, CT

Provides quality low-cost immigration related legal services to under-served communities in Southeast, CT. IASC focuses on “family immigration law” filing new permanent legal residency applications to reunite parents, children and spouses; renewing and replacing legal permanent residency cards; and applying for citizenship. IASC refers asylum and deportation cases to larger firms.

NPS Adult Education - Citizenship Preparation

Citizenship preparation classes are offered afternoons and evenings. Class content includes American history and government, practice with the 100 naturalization questions, civic participation, coaching for the USCIS interview and review of the N-400 application. Students must register and be pre-tested to determine instructional level. All citizenship classes are available remotely.

Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut (SLS)

Entry point for the legal services network in Connecticut. People who call SLS will be screened for eligibility, and if they qualify, they will be referred for legal assistance to the non-profit law firm that serves their community.
Civil Cases Only - Advocates can help with legal questions about family, public benefits, housing, unemployment and other problems.