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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.
- Constitution (Conn. Const.)
Connecticut Rules of Procedure and Practice
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.
- Opinions • Decisions • Orders • Rulings
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:
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.
- Connecticut Insurance Law Journal (Conn. Ins. L.J.)
- Connecticut Law Review (Conn. L. Rev.)
- Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal (Conn. Pub. Interest L.J.)
- Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal (Yale Hum. Rts. & Dev. L.J.)
- Yale Journal of International Law
- Yale Law Journal (Yale L.J.)
Other Connecticut Commentary
- 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.
- A Legal and Business Guide for Doing Business in Connecticut. Murtha Cullina LLP.
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.
- Official Court Forms [Conn. Judicial Branch]
- Revenue Services Department:
Tax Forms and Instructions
- Business Entity Forms
Other Connecticut Resources
Consulate General of Canada in New York
Canadian consular services for Connecticut residents.
Legal Research and Assistance
Connecticut Judicial Branch Publications: Self-Help and Research Guides
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.
Low-Cost Legal Aid
See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
- 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.
- 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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