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Consumer Legal Services, LLC BLOG

1. What does the term “court file” mean? The term, court file, refers to the official record of the court and includes all the pleadings, exhibits, orders and word for word testimony that took place during the trial. (Not every court file contains each and every item cited herein.)Members of the public have the right...
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1. How can I access prior versions of the Connecticut Law Journal?The Judicial Branch has made available online Connecticut Law Journals published after June 13, 2017.  If you are looking for a prior version of the Connecticut Law Journal, please visit one of our law libraries. 2. Can I search the Connecticut Law Journal? Each...
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1.Where can I find general information about Child Support Enforcement Services? The Connecticut Child Support Enforcement Program (referred to as the “IV-D” program) is a cooperative effort between the Judicial and Executive Branches of Connecticut government. The primary Judicial Branch component of the IV-D program is the Support Enforcement Services Unit of the Court Operations...
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The Court Support Services Division (CSSD) oversees pretrial services, family services, divorce and domestic violence, probation supervision of adults and juveniles as well as juvenile residential centers including Juvenile Detention. CSSD also administers a network of statewide contracted community providers that deliver treatment and other support services.CSSD Central Office 455 Winding Brook Drive, Glastonbury, CT...
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Bail and the purpose of Bail 1. What is Bail? Bail is the bond amount set by Police, Bail Staff or Judges to make sure that a person goes to court or returns to court if they are released after they have been arrested.2. When is Bail set? Police set a Bail amount at the...
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Contacting / Meeting with My Probation Officer 1. I was just released from prison, what is the first thing I should do? Your probation begins the day you are released from prison and you are expected to immediately contact Adult Probation. 2. What are the rules for reporting to my Probation Officer? You must report...
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Jury trials will resume effective June 1, 2021.  If you have received a juror summons to report on or after June 1st, please respond to the notice.  No person is permitted to enter a Judicial Branch courthouse or facility without covering his/her mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face-covering.  STATEMENT FROM CHIEF COURT...
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Note: These lists are not ALL of the rights and responsibilities of landlord and tenant. 1. What are some rights and responsibilities of the landlord and tenant? Tenant’s responsibilities/Landlord’s rights: Pay the rent on time. Must be paid by midnight on the ninth day after the day it is due, or the landlord may start...
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Judge Swift has been praised as one of the greatest early American jurists by Wesley W. Horton in his book, The Connecticut State Constitution. Swift studied at Yale before entering the practice of law, and represented the town of Windham in the General Assembly of Connecticut. He was elected to the U.S. Congress where he...
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