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Connecticut Court Decisions

See also links to pending-cases information, below. A diagram of the state court system (called a “Court Structure Chart” and including a summary of each court’s jurisdiction) is available on the web site of the National Center for State Courts.


Connecticut Constitution and Legislation

See also a database of statewide ballot measures maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
  1. Constitution (Conn. Const.)

  2. Bills
    To browse a list of all bills in a session, on the Connecticut General Assembly web site’s “Bill Information Inquiry” form, (1) select the “Session Year” on a drop-down list, then (2) at the bottom of the page, select “Find all Bills in the Range:” and (3) enter low and high numbers for either senate bills (use numbers “1” and “4999”) or house bills (use numbers “5001” and “9999”), then (4) click the “Search” button.
  3. Public and Special Acts (Conn. Acts)
    Public and special acts cannot be browsed except by using an index (linked under Additional Resources below). The text-search function linked here covers the entire legislative web site, where the appropriate database must be selected.
  4. General Statutes of Connecticut (Conn. Gen. Stat.)
    See also uniform laws.
  5. Additional Resources
    Public-Acts-to-General-Statutes Conversion Tables … Tables covering the regular and special sessions of the General Assembly from 1957 to the present, showing statutes affected by public acts.
    2003–2004 Public Acts—Conversion Tables to General Statutes … Lists without links showing statutes affected in the 2003–2004 legislative session.
    Lists of Statutes and Acts Affected 1997–2000 … Lists without links showing statutes and public and special acts affected by legislation in the covered period.


Connecticut Rules of Procedure and Practice

  1. Court Rules • Rules of Procedure
    See also the Connecticut Practice Book for rules of professional conduct, superior court rules of procedure, rules of appellate procedure, and an appendix of forms.

    The U.S. District Court’s rules are in WordPerfect files.
  2. Additional Resources
    ¶ Trial Courts — Calendar Notices and Standing Orders
    ¶ Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Rules of Court … These rules are contained in the tribal laws.


Connecticut Administrative Law Sources

See also a page of links to sources of rules, maintained by the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State.

  1. Regulations
  2. Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (Conn. Agencies Regs.)
  3. Connecticut Law Journal (Conn. L.J.)
  4. Opinions • Decisions • Orders • Rulings
  5. Attorney General Opinions (Ops. Att’y Gen.)
  6. Additional Resources
    Public Health Code 2000 … Compilation of the regulations that pertain specifically to the Department of Public Health, along with some related materials.


Connecticut Ordinances and Home-Rule Charters

Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and counties. Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources, or a publisher’s web site:
  • American Legal Publishing Corp.
  • Coded Systems Corp.
  • General Code, LLC
  • Municipal Code Corp.
    1. Charters
      Note that a charter could be included in a collection of ordinances (see below) instead of being separately accessible.
    2. County Ordinances
    3. Municipal Ordinances
      Click on the button keyed to the name of the municipality. NOTE: On some web sites, selecting the state is necessary for access to the ordinances link.
    4. Tribal Codes


    Connecticut Law-Related Periodicals

    Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to all Connecticut law-review web sites as well as links to web sites of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals.

    1. Connecticut Insurance Law Journal (Conn. Ins. L.J.)
    2. Connecticut Law Review (Conn. L. Rev.)
    3. Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal (Conn. Pub. Interest L.J.)
    4. Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal (Yale Hum. Rts. & Dev. L.J.)
    5. Yale Journal of International Law
    6. Yale Law Journal (Yale L.J.)


    Other Connecticut Commentary

    1. Official Legal Publications … [Connecticut Commission on Official Legal Publications] — Publications on various law-related topics, mostly for non-lawyers but also including the Connecticut Practice Book, which contains the rules of professional conduct, the code of judicial conduct, rules for the superior court, the rules of appellate procedure, and an appendix of forms.

    2. A Legal and Business Guide for Doing Business in Connecticut. Murtha Cullina LLP. … [Lex Mundi]


    Connecticut Law-Related Topical Web Sites


    Connecticut Court Information

    See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, the Ballotpedia.org web site presents information about courts and judges in the state, covering both state courts and federal courts, in a Wikipedia-style format.
    1. Pending Cases
    2. Web Sites
    3. Addresses • Names • Numbers


    Connecticut Forms

    1. Official Court Forms [Conn. Judicial Branch]
    2. Assorted Court Forms
    3. Forms of Jury Instructions: CivilCriminal
    4. Revenue Services Department: Tax Forms and Instructions

    5. Business Entity Forms …[Paracorp, Inc. (Cal.)] — Convenient interface to view and print in-blank official state forms (in PDF files) for filing by business entities. A JavaScript-enabled browser is required.


    Other Connecticut Resources

    1. Government-Related Web Sites

      See also the Piper Resources list of sites.
    2. Additional Resources
      ¶ Vital Records — Contact Information … [Elizabeth Orsay (Ind.)]
      ¶ Workers’ Compensation — Agency Contact Information … [Robert W. McDowell / N.C. Indus. Comm’n]

    3. Bar Associations • Law-Related Organizations

      See the National Federation of Paralegal Associations for links to websites of member organizations.
    4. Law Schools • Admission to Practice • Continuing Legal Education
    5. Consulate General of Canada in New York … Canadian consular services for Connecticut residents.


    Legal Research and Assistance

    1. Law Libraries

      See also links to web sites of public law libraries and catalogs of academic law libraries, maintained by the library at Washburn University School of Law; and the LibrarySites.Info database of library web sites (“Libcat”).
    2. Connecticut Judicial Branch Publications: Self-Help and Research Guides

    3. Bankruptcy Law and Procedures for Connecticut Residents … [Calicchia & Kinast LLP (Ohio)] — This web site, presented by a Cleveland bankruptcy law firm, covers basic information about the bankruptcy process, describes debt consolidation and credit counseling as alternatives to bankruptcy, lists the property that an individual is allowed to keep (with citations to governing provisions of Connecticut law), and gives information about the bankruptcy courts and how to contact bankruptcy attorneys in Connecticut.

    4. Low-Cost Legal Aid … See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
      1. Connecticut Legal Help for the Poor … [Am. Bar Ass’n] — Contact information for statewide and local legal-aid programs, from the ABA’s Directory of Pro Bono Programs. The ABA also provides a page of links to pro bono programs’ web sites.
      2. WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help … [WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include statewide domestic-violence resources, local domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.



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