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Geographical Area 5 at Derby
106 Elizabeth Street
Phone: 203-735-9654 (Small Claims)
This court serves Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton, and is also a filing location for small claims cases from these municipalities.
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New Haven County Lawyer Referral and Clinics
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Connecticut Victim Services
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Connecticut Public Defenders
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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 Judge Complaint Information and Form
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Connecticut Free Legal Assistance
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Connecticut Attorney Discipline Records
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