Connecticut Self Help and Legal Research
This page provides information about Self Help and Legal Research resources in Connecticut.
Links are grouped by those that cover courts statewide, for multiple counties, and then by individual county.
Connecticut - Statewide Courts Self Help
Connecticut Self Help Legal Information and Legal Resources
View Connecticut Courts self help resources including links to publications, videos, FAQs, and forms. Topics include attorneys, child support, civil procedure, landlord/tenant, small claims, traffic violations, self-representation, victim services, Court Service Centers, and Public Information Desks.
Connecticut Probate Court Information
View information about Connecticut Probate Courts including Trusts and Estates, Conservatorships, Children's Matters, Disablities, Mental Health Commitments, Rules of Procedure, User Guides, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Connecticut Divorce Information
View a self-help divorce guide, with an explanation of the divorce process, a glossary of terms, instructions for filling out and filing forms, and information about family violence, court hearings, orders, modification, and enforcement.
Connecticut Legal Terms
View a glossary of common legal terms used in Connecticut courts.
Connecticut Traffic Law and Driving Information
The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles offers on online Driver's Manual and podcasts with traffic law and driving information.
Connecticut Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Connecticut, including local housing counseling agencies, a state hotline, state agencies and programs including a Foreclosure Mediation Program, and links to legal aid providers.
Connecticut Law Libraries
View Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Library Services resources including an online catalog, links to state statutes and court rules, Connecticut law by subject matter, a directory of local law library locations, research guides, answers to frequently asked questions, and an Ask a Librarian service.
Connecticut Small Claims Information
View Connecticut small claims information including a procedural booklet, how and where to file a small claims case, a directory of local Small Claims Area locations, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to forms and case records.
Connecticut Family Law Information
View information about family law matters, including divorce, child custody and visitation, support, guardians ad litem, Family Services, and court procedure.
Connecticut Housing Case Information
View information about housing matters, including Housing Sessions, where to file a case, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to forms and case records.
Connecticut Pardon and Expungement Information
View information about pardons and expungements, including a description of the pardon process, Certificates of Employability, answers to frequently asked questions, application instructions, and a link to the application form.
Connecticut Child Support
View information about Connecticut child support, including the Bureau of Child Support Enforcement, location of noncustodial parents, paternity, establishment of child support orders, modification, enforcement, application instructions, and links to additional resources.
Connecticut Victim Services and Resources
The Office of the Victim Advocate provides brochures and guides for crime victims, a glossary of common legal terms, instructions for filing an inquiry or complaint, and links to the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Connecticut Sexual Assault Services, the Department of Correction Victim Services Unit and its notification service, and additional resources.
Connecticut Consumer Protection
The Department of Consumer Protection offers information about various types of consumer issues, resources, fraud and scams, and its Complaint Center with tips, types of complaints handled, and links to complaint forms.
Connecticut Attorney General Legal and Consumer Resources
The Office of the Attorney General offers information about constituent issues such as child support and protection, seniors, health care, and living wills; and consumer issues and resources including scams, charities, and a complaint form.
Connecticut Court Rules
View the rules of Connecticut courts, including Practice Book, Code of Evidence, and recent revisions to the rules. Practice Book includes Rules for the Superior Court, Rules of Appellate Procedure, Rules of Professional Conduct, Code of Judicial Conduct, and an appendix of forms.
Search Connecticut General Statutes and Public Acts by title, section, keyword, and database type; or browse General Statutes by table of contents. Instructions and tutorials are provided.
Connecticut Probate Court Rules
View the Connecticut Probate Court Rules of Procedure.
Connecticut Judicial Branch Publications and Videos
View and download Connecticut Judicial Branch publications, and view videos, on various topics including civil, criminal, family, general information, housing, juvenile, self-represented, and victim services. Many publications are also available in Spanish, and some in Polish. Criminal publications include information about special sessions and diversionary programs such as Community Court, Domestic Violence Dockets, Drug Intervention Programs, Accelerated Rehabilitation, Supervised Diversionary Program, Alcohol Education Program, Drug Education and Community Service Program, Family Violence Education Program, and Community Service Labor Program.
Connecticut Superior Court Special Sessions and Dockets
View information about special sessions and dockets of Connecticut Superior Courts, including Tax and Administrative Appeals Session, Child Protection Session, Complex Litigation Docket, Community Court, Domestic Violence Dockets, Housing Session, Land Use Litigation Docket, and Regional Family Trial Docket.
Connecticut Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) programs in Connecticut Superior Court, which can help parties resolve civil, family, and child protection disputes without going to trial.
Connecticut Superior Court Civil Filing Locations
Find the correct location to file a Superior Court civil case by case type and town.
Fairfield County - Courts Self Help Resources
Norwalk - Wilton Probate Court Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about procedure and use of attorneys in Norwalk - Wilton Probate Court.
Norwalk - Wilton Probate Court Services
View information about services provided by Norwalk - Wilton Probate Court, with detailed information about trusts, estates, conservatorships, intellectual disablities, mental health commitments, and children's matters.
Litchfield County - Courts Self Help Resources
Housatonic Probate Court Information
View information about the probate court system and administration of decedents' estates in Housatonic Probate Court.
New Haven County - Courts Self Help Resources
Hamden - Bethany Probate Court Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about Hamden - Bethany Probate Court, including procedure and use of attorneys.