Use this page to find legal aid, resources and helpful contacts to help you navigate the legal system.

If you have any resources that you’d like to share with the nonprofit community, please email a brief description, and link or PDF to Katie Breslin.


Local Resources

Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative, Inc. CULI provides legal assistance to nonprofit clients engaged in community revitalization activities such as housing, economic development, arts, social services, and recreation. Typical legal services provided by CULI include incorporation, filing for 501(c)(3) status, by-law creation and revision, contract negotiation and drafting, real estate-related work (including purchase and sale agreements, financing, leases and closings) and other non-litigation matters.

Connecticut Bar: Connecticut Bar Association

New Haven Bar: New Haven Bar Association

Hartford Bar: Hartford Bar Association

American Bar Association's Pro Bono Center


Libraries & Portals

Alliance for Justice: The Alliance for Justice is a national association of environmental, civil rights, mental health, women's, children's and consumer advocacy organizations.



 What Nonprofit Managers Need to Know About Lawsuits

Helps nonprofit managers and board members better understand their obligations and responsibiilties if faced with a lawsuit. Includes basic information about how to work with your broker and insurer toward the most successful outcome of a lawsuit. Basic steps in the lawsuit process are described and a glossary of terms is included.

General Information & Links

Pro bono Partnership: A partnership founded in November 1997 by members of The Corporate Bar Association as a tax-exempt public charity. Our primary purpose is to provide free business legal assistance to community-based nonprofit organizations serving the poor and disadvantaged populations in Westchester County, New York, Hartford & Fairfield County, Connecticut.

The Center for International Environmental Law

The Education Law Association

Employment Law Information Network

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law

Street Law

Nonprofit Issues

Nonprofit Good Practice Guide

Nonprofits and Copyrights: What You Need to Know

Multi-State Filing

Registering with more than one state attorneys general? Utilize the Uniform Registration Statement.

Uniform Registration Statement – Multi-State filing form AND instructions for additional information needed for each state. Lists which states do and do not accept the uniform form and what supplemental information/forms are necessary.

Checklist for each state for initial filing registration.

Required supplemental forms by state

Also, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG): Attorneys General lists links to the attorneys general in All states.



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