CHRO: Legal Division

Legal Division

The Legal Division enforces this state's laws against discrimination and works to advance civil rights in Connecticut through compliance and education. Attorneys in the Division represent the Commission at hearings before human rights referees and in state and federal courts pursuant to CONN. GEN. STAT. 46a-55. We also may intervene in civil actions alleging discrimination and file friend of the court briefs in cases that raise important questions of law.
With the passage of P.A. 11-237, commission legal counsel may represent the Commission in hearings or appeals of whistleblower retaliation complaints.
The Legal Division advises the Commission, Executive Director and agency staff on legal matters and the legal implications of policy and management decisions by providing training and technical assistance and by drafting legislation, regulations and other legal documents. We also handle freedom of information requests.
The Legal Division maintains a student internship program where high school, college and law school students may participate in the work of the office.  Interested students should email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Charles Krich, Principal Attorney, at the address below.
The Legal Division is located at the Commission's administrative office at 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 2, Hartford, CT 06103. Phone: 860-541-3423. Fax: 860-246-5265.
Additional information about the Legal Division:
Charles Krich, Principal Attorney, 860-541-3429,
Lydia Rodriguez, Secretary 2, 860-541-3424,
Freedom of Information Act requests:
Charles Perry, Freedom of Information Officer, 860-541-3438, 

Content Last Modified on 12/19/2018 10:46:01 AM