Pro Bono Program Provides DCF Children With Lawyers

, The Connecticut Law Tribune


Ernie Teitell
Ernie Teitell

Teitell said that they aren't allowing "novices to do this."

"These are experienced trial lawyers," Teitell said.

Katz said she was proud of the profession for providing such seasoned litigators for so good a cause.

Since many of the volunteer attorneys don't have education experience, they are being trained in education law.

Katz said that she hopes to get the word out to more lawyers when she goes to CBA and CTLA meetings.

Teitell said that there are a lot of dedicated teachers but there are instances where children are being deprived of resources.

The program is not done elsewhere in the country, as far as the organizers know.

For more information about the program contact Ernie Teitell at (203) 325-4491 or Joette Katz at (860) 550-6354.•

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