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Connecticut Legal Services (CLS)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

CLS is a legal aid society based in Middletown, CT that was founded in 1977. As of 2019 they had $14 million in revenue and $6.9 million in assets.

Connecticut Legal Services (CLS) is a not-for-profit law firm dedicated to improving the lives of low-income people by providing access to justice.

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Program areas at CLS

Cls provides civil Legal representation and counseling to help low-income individuals and families obtain Legal solutions to serious life problems. We assist our clients through use of the law to help them climb out of poverty, improve their lives, and build better futures for their children. Our areas of practice include domestic violence/family, homelessness/housing rights, government assistance programs, employment, special education and juvenile law, elder rights, consumer law, health related issues, immigration and disability law. During the 2018-2019 fiscal year, cls opened 3,903 new cases for Legal representation and counseling. We also continued work on 2,173 cases opened in previous years. Services in these 6,076 cases benefited approximately 8,700 household members including 3,394 children. In addition to individual cases, cls conducted 242 community Legal education events in 52 Connecticut towns, attended by nearly 5,200 people. More than 2,500 informational pamphlets were distributed at these events.

Form 990s for CLS

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-06Aug 21, 2020990View PDF
2018-06Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Mar 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Oct 25, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Mar 9, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for CLS

Total grants, contributions, etc.$14,060,893
Program services$218,716
Investment income and dividends$31,158
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$372
Total revenues$14,311,139

Vendors for CLS

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Cohnreznick LLPAudit accounting; Tax accounting; Accounting (including auditing)$12,0002020-03-04
███████ ██████ ████Trustee (directed)$6,5162019-12-31
████████ ████████ █████Investment advisory (plan)$25,0002019-12-31
██████ ███ █████████ ████Actuarial services; Actuarial$16,8502019-12-31
█████████Content management system software2019-08-19
████████ ███████Marketing software2019-08-19

Personnel at CLS

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Deborah WitkinExecutive Director$136,882Aug. 12, 2019
Keith BoyceFinance Director$35,961Aug. 21, 2020
█████ ████████Litigation and Advocacy Director-Aug. 12, 2019
██████ ██████Director of Development$117,043Aug. 12, 2019
█████ █████Human Resource Manager-Aug. 12, 2019
██████ █████Managing Attorney$114,921June 30, 2019
█████ █████ ███Past Finance Director$106,433June 30, 2019
███ ██ ███████ ████Chair$0Nov. 10, 2020
█████ ███████ ████Treasurer$0Nov. 10, 2020
███████ ██████ █████ ████Vice Chair$0Nov. 10, 2020
...and five more key personnel

Peer legal aid services

1Greater Hartford Legal Aid (GHLA)501(c)(3)$5.0 millionHartford, CT
2New Haven Legal Assistance Association501(c)(3)$4.7 millionNew Haven, CT
3Community Legal Aid (CLA)501(c)(3)$10 millionWorcester, MA
4Legal Aid of Western Michigan501(c)(3)$5.2 millionGrand Rapids, MI
5The Children's Law Center501(c)(3)$10 millionBrooklyn, NY
6Legal Assistance Foundation (LAF)501(c)(3)$15 millionChicago, IL
7Neighborhood Legal Services501(c)(3)$5.2 millionBuffalo, NY
8Lone Star Legal Aid501(c)(3)$30 millionHouston, TX
9Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM)501(c)(3)$10 millionSaint Louis, MO
10Indiana Legal Services (ILS)501(c)(3)$10 millionIndianapolis, IN
11Legal Services of Southern Missouri501(c)(3)$6.1 millionSpringfield, MO
12Philadelphia Legal Assistance Center (PLA)501(c)(3)$4.9 millionPhiladelphia, PA
13Legal Aid Justice Center501(c)(3)$5.7 millionCharlottesville, VA
14Legal Services of Northwest Jersey (LSNWJ)501(c)(3)$3.7 millionSomerville, NJ
15Mississippi Center For Legal Services Corporation501(c)(3)$3.6 millionHattiesburg, MS
16Northeast New Jersey Legal Services Corporation (LSNJ)501(c)(3)$8.7 millionJersey City, NJ
17Nevada Legal Services501(c)(3)$4.6 millionLas Vegas, NV
18Southern Arizona Legal Aid501(c)(3)$5.1 millionTucson, AZ
19Inner City Law Center (ICLC)501(c)(3)$10 millionLos Angeles, CA
20Children's Legal Services of San Diego A Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation501(c)(3)$3.7 millionSan Diego, CA
21Northwest Justice Project (NJP)501(c)(3)$27 millionSeattle, WA
22Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO)501(c)(3)$8.5 millionPortland, OR
23Three Rivers Legal Services501(c)(3)$3.7 millionGainesville, FL
24Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS)501(c)(3)$4.5 millionMemphis, TN
25Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC)501(c)(3)$6.3 millionColumbus, OH