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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Juvenile Matters and Detention Center at Bridgeport as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and resources applicable to all courts in Connecticut.
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Connecticut Superior Court Case Records
Search Connecticut Superior Court civil, family, criminal, motor vehicle, housing, and small claims case records by docket number or party name. Additional search options include court location, case status, case category, case type, and birth year. Small claims cases may also be searched by hearing date. Housing cases may also be searched by property address.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Connecticut Superior Court Civil and Family Court Events
Search Connecticut Superior Court civil and family upcoming court events by date, location, and case category.
Connecticut Superior Court Civil and Family Short Calendars
Search Connecticut Superior Court Civil and Family short calendars by court location and category, or view short calendar motions to seal or close by court location.
Connecticut Superior Court Criminal and Traffic Daily Dockets and Pending Cases
Search Connecticut Superior Court criminal and traffic daily dockets by court location or defendant name. Search pending cases by docket number or by defendant name, birth year, court location, and case category type.
Connecticut Superior Court Small Claims Hearing Dates
Search Connecticut Superior Court upcoming small claims hearings by location and hearing date.
Published opinions and orders
Connecticut Family Support Magistrate Decisions
Search Connecticut Family Support Magistrate written court decisions from 1987 to the present by keyword, or browse decisions by year and magistrate.
Connecticut Superior Court Standing Orders
View Connecticut Superior Court standing orders by subject.
Connecticut Attorney General Legal Opinions
View Connecticut Attorney General formal legal opinions from 1990 to current.
Forms and related information
Connecticut Criminal History Request
View and download a form and instructions for requesting a criminal history report from the State Police Bureau of Identification. A fee applies.
Connecticut Court Forms
View and download Connecticut court forms by case category, form name, subject, case type, and state agency.
Online fine payments
Pay Connecticut Traffic Tickets or Plead Not Guilty
Pay Connecticut traffic tickets or plead not guilty online. Ticket number is required. A service fee applies to credit card payments.
Self help, legal research, general information
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 paternity, location of noncustodial parents, establishment and modification of child support orders, application instructions, and links to forms additional resources.
Connecticut Child Support Enforcement
View information about services provided by Support Enforcement Services, with a directory of local offices and answers to frequently asked questions.
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 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.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Fairfield County Lawyer Referral
The Greater Bridgeport Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone or email for a nominal fee, which includes an initial consultation with a lawyer.
Connecticut Victim Services
The Connecticut Office of Victim Services provides crime victims with information about victims' rights and the criminal justice process, court accompaniment, case status notification, advocacy, referrals, and assistance with victims' compensation, restitution, victim impact statements, and return of property. Links to additional service providers and online information are 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.
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.
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.