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You can change a woman's life...

CWEALF's role within the community would not be possible without the dedication and efforts of attorneys in the Cooperating Attorney Program. 

Attorneys can volunteer their services in critical ways by: 

  • Providing their expertise
  • Writing amicus briefs
  • Assist in reviewing our legal publications
  • Participating on a Board of Director's subcommittee
  • Leading presentations and workshops on legal rights
  • Training I&R staff and volunteers

Hear how a cooperating attorney helped a woman in need.

As part of our Legal Education Program, CWEALF provides an Information & Referral (I&R) service on issues related to family matters, equal education for girls and women, workplace issues, and discrimination. Cooperating Attorneys make this program possible by training our staff and joining our list of referral attorneys. 

CWEALF's I&R service fills an essential gap in Connecticut's legal services by providing free legal information and referrals. Around 75% of our clients have an annual income below $25,000 a year. Therefore, we ask our Referral Attorneys to help us accommodate the majority of the people who come to us for help by providing an initial free consultation to the clients we refer and a payment plan or sliding scale fee to a referred client who might not otherwise be able to afford representation. 

CWEALF values the time and effort the Cooperating Attorneys donate to our agency and clients. CWEALF's staff will work with you to ensure your experience is positive by identifying your interests according to practice specialties and geographic locations, the number of cases you would like referred to you, etc.

Are you an attorney?

Download and complete the Cooperating Attorney Form. Once you download the form, the button to submit via email will work. You can also return it to Denise Rhone, CWEALF's Legal Education Manager via fax or mail.

  • Fax: (860) 524-0705
  • Mail: One Hartford Square West, Suite 1-300, Hartford, CT 06106

Questions? contact Denise Rhone via email: or at (860) 247-6090



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