Distribution of Cases

Distribution of the approximately 5,200 Cases CLS staff worked on in 2015-2016:

 

 

Chart of CLS Case Distribution

In 2015–2016, Connecticut Legal Services received approximately 16,707 requests for service.  We responded by opening 3,265 new cases for legal representation and counseling.  We also worked on 1,974 cases opened in previous years.  CLS services in these 5,239 cases benefited approximately 12,400 household members.

In addition to working on individual cases, CLS conducted 305 community legal education events attended by 8,593 people and provided 30 instances of advice to human services agencies and other professionals serving the poor.