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Connecticut Probate Court Case Records
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Connecticut Attorney General Legal Opinions
View Connecticut Attorney General formal legal opinions from 1990 to current.
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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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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 Legal Terms
View a glossary of common legal terms used in Connecticut courts.
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 Probate Court Rules
View the Connecticut Probate Court Rules of Procedure.
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.
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Connecticut Attorney Discipline Records
The Connecticut Judicial Branch offers online access to Statewide Grievance Committee decisions since 1994. Search options include attorney name, case number, subject, Rule of Professional Conduct, and year.
Connecticut Attorney Information and Complaints
View information about use of attorneys, including how to hire a lawyer, Limited Scope Representation, how to complain about a lawyer, and how to find lawyer complaint information.
Search for a Connecticut attorney or law firm by juris number, last name, firm name, and location. Information includes license status and disciplinary history.
Connecticut Free Legal Assistance
Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut offers free legal advice by telephone and an online application for legal services for income-eligible clients, a Legal Help Finder, and links to additional legal service providers and online research resources.
Connecticut Judge Complaint Information and Form
The Judicial Review Council handles complaints about judges for misconduct, disability, or substance abuse. Complaint procedures, answers to frequently asked questions, and a complaint form and instructions are provided.
Connecticut Legal Fee Dispute Resolution
The Connecticut Bar Association's Resolution of Legal Fee Disputes Program uses mediation and arbitration to help parties resolve disputes over their lawyers' fees without going to court. A link to the petition form is included.
Connecticut Public Defenders
The Division of Public Defender Services provides free or low-cost criminal defense services to indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, to indigent parents and juveniles in some family matters, and to indigent parties facing involuntary mental health commitments. Income eligibility guidelines, and information about juvenile and child protection matters are included. Local office contact information is provided by judicial district, geographical area, juvenile venue, and specialty unit.
Find Connecticut Legal Assistance
View links to legal clinics, Limited Scope Representation, attorney directories and referral services, Public Defender offices, lawyer associations, legal aid providers, and advocacy groups.
Hartford County Lawyer Referral
The Hartford County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone or email for a nominal fee, which includes an initial consultation with a lawyer. The referral fee is waived for personal injury, workers' compensation, and Social Security disability matters. This service is available to residents of Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, Tolland, and Windham Counties.
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Connecticut Court Forms
View and download Connecticut court forms by case category, form name, subject, case type, and state agency.