Yale Ask-A-Lawyer clinic will begin on September 21st, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Watson Center Room B60.

Further Yale dates are 10/19 and 11/16.

Community Ask-A-Lawyer Clinics are available at local libraries around New Haven. The schedule is as follows:

Participants: Please be aware that the attorneys present at the AAL Clinics are not providing individual legal representation, and therefore are not serving as your “lawyer.” There is no lawyer-client relationship that results from your participation in this consultation. If you are referred to a private attorney, that attorney will charge for his/her services and may require a retainer fee.

New Haven Elm Street Library - 5:30pm to 7:30pm - 2022 Dates:


East Haven Hagaman Library - 5:30pm to 7:30pm - 2022 Dates:


North Branford Atwater Library - 6:30pm to 8:00pm - 2022 dates


Northford Edward Smith Library - 6:30pm to 8:00pm - 2022 dates


If you have any questions, please contact Jane Lee.

The following resources are available for graduate students with legal needs:

Ask-A-Lawyer Sessions: Each month during the academic year meet with volunteer lawyers from the New Haven Bar Association for a one-on-one consultation. Upcoming dates are listed above.

The New Haven Bar Association offers a referral line: (203) 562-5750. For a one-time $35 referral fee per case, clients will be referred to up to 3 attorneys in New Haven County or surrounding areas. The fee is waived for Personal Injury and Social Security Disability cases. If the client decides to hire one of the referred attorneys, the legal fees must be discussed between the client and the attorney.

The New Haven Legal Assistance Association may be able to provide free legal counsel. The contact information is as follows:

Toll-free: 1-800-453-3320
Hotline Call-in hours:
9 a.m. – 12 noon, 1-2 p.m.
Monday through Friday

International Legal Problems:  International students with a visa issue or similar international-student-specific issue should contact their OISS adviser. OISS advisers are experienced at handling these problems and can connect students with lawyers who have expertise in immigration law.