About

 
Our Mission

The Connecticut Community Law Center, an initiative of UConn School of Law and the Hartford County Bar Association, is a postgraduate program for recently admitted lawyers that helps them develop sustainable legal practices to help bridge the civil “justice gap” in the Greater Hartford Community. It provides reasonably priced legal help to people who traditionally have been underserved by the justice system: low- and moderate-income individuals who do not qualify for free legal services but cannot afford to pay high hourly rates.

The center is located in William F. Starr Hall on the UConn Law campus, 45 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Our Attorneys

The Connecticut Community Law Center provides office space and support for solo practitioners as they establish their law practices. The subsidized working environment allows them to provide legal services at a modest cost to low- and moderate-income clients.

Lawyers who establish solo practices at the Connecticut Community Law Center are members of the Connecticut Bar in good standing and insured. The lawyers work with the support and guidance of volunteer mentors from the practicing bar and UConn School of Law. They typically spend 24 months at the center, learning skills necessary to manage a successful practice while committing themselves to the highest degree of ethics, professionalism and advocacy.

Director

Mark Schreier is the Connecticut Community Law Center’s inaugural director. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Schreier relocated to Hartford after almost three decades as a civil litigator in Michigan, where he specialized in catastrophic injury claims and insurance law.

He most recently served as vice president and a member of the Management Committee at Miller & Tischler, P.C., in metropolitan Detroit. Mark also serves as chair of the Board of Trustees at Real Art Ways, a contemporary arts organization in Hartford.