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On April 16, 2013 Chief Justice Rogers participated as a panelist discussing pro bono services as part of the White House program entitled "A White House Forum on Increasing Access to Justice." Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr., and Chief Justices of other states attended the Forum, at which Chief Justice Rogers’ description of Connecticut’s emerging plans for forming LawyerCorps Connecticut was lauded as a potential model for other states: Read More

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LawyerCorps Connecticut Prepares to Launch Public Service Careers

The Connecticut Law Tribune

Four months after joining the Connecticut Supreme Court in 2007, Chief Justice Chase Rogers noticed a disturbing trend: The foreclosure docket had grown to 20,000 cases, up from 15,000 the year before.

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A Collaboration for Justice

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

In recent months, Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Chase Rogers was riding on a ferry with her godchild, a paralegal, when the two began discussing the stunning increase in the number of individuals appearing in court without a lawyer.

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Connecticut Continues to Improve Access to Justice

The Pro Bono Wire
June, 2014

"On May 14, the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch convened its second pro bono summit, organized by the Hon. William H. Bright, Jr. and the Connecticut Access to Justice Committee."

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Natural Allies: Philanthropy and civil legal aid

The Public Welfare Foundation and The Kresge Foundation
April 23, 2013

"Investing to help low-income people solve their legal problems is smart, results-oriented philanthropy. For decades, all over the country, legal aid groups have been a driving force that makes change real in millions of lives. They have answers when families need housing, food, health care. It's their work that corrects bad policy and changes how society treats the most vulnerable."

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  • Legal Corps of Connecticut Is A Win

    The Connecticut Law Tribune
    June 21, 2013

    "Hats off to Chief Justice Chase Rogers, United Technologies and General Electric for creating Legal Corps of Connecticut. Based on the Teach for America model, Legal Corps of America sounds like a win from every perspective."

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  • Soup kitchen in Norwich gets $100,000 in donated legal help

    The Day
    April 22, 2013

    "Two of Connecticut's major corporations, United Technologies and General Electric, have started a fellowship program, called Legal Corps Connecticut, in which corporations will provide fellowships and mentoring for law school graduates who represent those who cannot afford lawyers."

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  • Legal Aid Agencies To Get Corporate Help

    The Connecticut Law Tribune
    April 19, 2013

    "The latest news, Rogers said, is that Connecticut is pioneering a program based on the Teach for America model, in which college graduates and professionals go teach for two years in urban schools. Rogers envisions a "Legal Corps of Connecticut" in which corporations will cover the salaries of law school graduates, who will go work for legal aid organizations for two years."

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