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CT JUDICIAL BRANCH CONTINUES TO EXPAND COURT OPERATIONS

Chief Court Administrator Patrick L. Carroll III said, “As we continue expanding the scope and volume of cases being handled by the Branch, I wanted to let you know that four additional courthouses will be opened to staff on Monday, August 31, 2020 and to the public on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.”

These Locations are:

  • Geographical Area No. 23 Courthouse at New Haven, 121 Elm St.
  • Juvenile Matters at New Haven, 239 Whalley Ave.
  • Juvenile Matters at Waterford, 978 Hartford Turnpike
  • Juvenile Matters at Willimantic, 81 Columbia Ave.

A range of civil, criminal, family and juvenile proceedings are being processed both by remote technology and within courthouses. Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order extending the residential eviction moratorium to Oct. 1, residential eviction matters are not being processed by the courts. Housing mediators, who are trained employees of the court, will soon begin meeting with parties in commercial eviction cases via remote technology to try to work out agreements on these cases. The mediators will also begin to meet with parties in residential eviction cases after the moratorium expires on October 1, to resolve those matters. Additionally, Judicial Branch officials are developing strategies to safely resume jury trials.

Please note that individuals entering a court facility must wear a face mask covering their mouth and nose. In addition, to allow for social distancing, the number of people allowed into a courthouse, courtroom, office, lobby or corridor may be limited.

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