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The mission of Connecticut Veterans Legal Center is to help veterans recovering from homelessness and mental illness overcome legal barriers to housing, healthcare and income.

Help CVLC Win Red Sox Impact Award!

CVLC is proud to be chosen as a finalist for a Red Sox Impact Award! You can help us win by voting. We have until July 28th to win the most votes!


CVLC's Pro Bono Partnership with McCarter and English is profiled in the July/August issue of Connecticut.  Read the article here.

CVLC Leads National Discharge Upgrade Project

CVLC is proud to announces a new partnership with Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School to significantly expand the field of veteran law. Together we are  creating a comprehensive Discharge Upgrade Practice Manual for veteran advocates and an online, searchable Department of Defense decision interface. This national initiative is funded by the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

Thank You for another Successful
RIDE For Our Vets!

More than 100 riders and nearly 800 donations have put us very close to our goal of $250,000! You can help push us over the finish line! Donations still being accepted!

Get Involved

CVLC is always looking for passionate volunteers to take cases, help with fundraising, and more! See how your volunteer work can make a difference in the lives of Connecticut's Veterans.


CT Veterans Legal Center is an independent nonprofit.  Our work is made possible through the generosity of many corporations, foundations and individuals. For every dollar donated to CVLC, $10 in income, reduced debt, or health benefits is generated for a veteran. 

Our Mission

The mission of Connecticut Veterans Legal Center is to help veterans recovering from homelessness and mental illness overcome legal barriers to housing, healthcare and income. Listen to Suzanne and Leonard tell their stories.


legal help strengthens veterans in recovery.

Individual Veterans Served
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“It’s like having the USS Enterprise with a couple of battleships watching my back.

I know that CVLC has got me. I’m very grateful for that.”

Ralph Clyburn

Veteran, CVLC Client


Latest News and Events

Federal Court Orders DOD to Turn Over Key Documents Regarding Military Sexual Assault

By CVLC | July 17, 2019

Last Friday, as a result of a law suit brought by Protect our Defenders and the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, a U.S. District Court in Connecticut ordered the government to disclose key documents relating to bias within the military justice system. The litigation revolved around the release of records relating to gender and racial disparities…

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By CVLC | June 10, 2019

Red Sox Foundation named The Connecticut Veterans Legal Center as one of the five finalists in Connecticut eligible to win the $10,000 IMPACT Award grant this year! The IMPACT Awards provide Red Sox fans in the surrounding New England states with the opportunity to support their favorite nonprofits by casting a vote! Organizations with the…

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CVLC joins Senator Chris Murphy in calling on the VA to properly implement the Honor Our Commitment Act

By CVLC | June 3, 2019

The Honor Our Commitment Act ensures that veterans with other-than-honorable discharges who served in combat or survived military sexual trauma get the mental health care they need. We were proud to stand with Senator Chris Murphy and other veteran advocates to call on the VA to fully implement the law.  

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After Denials, CVLC Client Exposed To Toxic Burn Pit Smoke Gets His Disability Benefits

By CVLC | June 3, 2019

Nothing could make us happier than to see the VA reconsider Peter Antioho’s case. Peter was repeatedly exposed to toxic chemicals in burn pits while serving in Afghanistan and has since developed cancer. Initially, the VA denied him disability claims, arguing that his service and his sickness were unrelated. Through the determination of Peter and…

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Hartford Courant covers CVLC’s work with pro bono attorneys to deliver legal services to low-income veterans

By CVLC | June 3, 2019

Halloran Sage, a Connecticut law firm, was recognized by the Hartford County Bar Association for their attorneys’ efforts in assisting 49 veterans last year through an ongoing partnership with the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center. Read the entire story by David Owens (originally published in the Hartford Courant May 27, 2019) https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-veterans-legal-assistance-20190527-y6erkabfzzd2vetv67zu4va5e4-story.html?fbclid=IwAR2cSBFXfIOgxR_Yrlu55f_vR9MXmbL5UHpc4Agon0Fm18gtKSgoKqJgK9k

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For every $1 you give, CVLC returns $10 to veterans in increased income and reduced debt.