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Pfizer to assist with 'pro bono' legal project

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Pfizer Inc. and Connecticut Legal Services have launched a collaboration called the Pfizer/CLS Pro Bono Project.

The new project will provide legal assistance to low-income elderly and provide Pfizer attorneys with an opportunity to participate in community service.

The project will team members of Pfizer's legal department with CLS staff to help low-income elderly clients respond to consumer law issues and deal with abusive debt-collection practices. Legal services staff will refer 14 cases per month to Pfizer attorneys.

In addition, Pfizer, which has campuses in Groton and New London, has donated $25,000 to Connecticut Legal Services' efforts on behalf of low-income residents.

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