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Title 51 Courts


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Connecticut Laws | Title 51 Courts

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CHAPTER 870 JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

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Sec. 51-1. Composition of department. Report to General Assembly.

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Sec. 51-1a. Composition of Judicial Department.

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Sec. 51-1b. Chief Justice of Supreme Court. Duties and powers.

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Sec. 51-1c. Report of department to General Assembly.

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Sec. 51-1d. Court Support Services Division. Transfer of duties of various offices, duties and personnel to Court Support Services Division.

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Sec. 51-1e. Support Enforcement Services. Successor to Support Enforcement Division. Transfer of powers, duties, obligations and staff.

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Sec. 51-2. Chief Court Administrator.

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Sec. 51-3. Inability of Chief Justice to act.

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Secs. 51-4 and 51-5. Chief Court Administrator to appoint Chief Judges of Superior, Common Pleas and Juvenile Courts; vacancy. Powers and duties of Chief Judges and Probate Court Administrator.

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Sec. 51-5a. Duties and powers of Chief Court Administrator.

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Sec. 51-5b. Chief Court Administrator to establish and administer Judicial Data Processing Revolving Fund.

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Sec. 51-5c. Automated registry of protective orders. Policies and procedures for operation of registry.

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Sec. 51-5d. Chief Court Administrator to transfer certain revenue to organization administering program for use of interest earned on lawyers' clients' funds accounts.

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Sec. 51-6. Chief Court Administrator to meet with judges and Probate Court Administrator.

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Sec. 51-6a. Chief Justice or Chief Court Administrator may meet with judges of any court.

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Sec. 51-6b. Chief Court Administrator to identify additional secure child visitation centers.

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Sec. 51-7. Conferences of judges and members of the bar.

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Sec. 51-8. Executive secretary; appointment; salary. Practice of law prohibited.

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Sec. 51-9. Duties of executive secretary and other staff members.

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Sec. 51-9a. Alkaline paper for photocopies.

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Sec. 51-9b. Portraits of retiring Chief Justices.

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Sec. 51-10. Appointment of Jury Administrator and assistants. Selection of director of security and safety of the Judicial Department.

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Sec. 51-10a. (Formerly Sec. 51-146b). Personnel Administrator.

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Sec. 51-10b. Contract with Children in Placement, Inc., promoting permanency planning for children.

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Sec. 51-10c. Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparity in the Criminal Justice System. Duties.

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Sec. 51-11. Judges and clerks to furnish information to Chief Court Administrator.

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Secs. 51-11a and 51-11b. Registrar of wills. Disposition of wills in possession of registrar.

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Sec. 51-12. Compensation plan; employment regulations; sick leave.

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Sec. 51-12a.

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Sec. 51-13. Variance of sessions of Superior Court.

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Sec. 51-14. Rules of court. Disapproval of rules by General Assembly. Hearings.

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Sec. 51-15. Rules of procedure in certain civil actions. Small claims. Expedited process cases.

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Sec. 51-15a. Consultation between judiciary committee and rules committee of Superior Court.

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Sec. 51-16.

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Sec. 51-17.

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Sec. 51-18.

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Sec. 51-19. Law reports. Practice Book.

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Sec. 51-20.

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Sec. 51-21.

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Secs. 51-21a to 51-26. Connecticut Circuit Court Reports. Publication of state agency regulations and court rules. Publication of rules of the courts: Other documents. Unused volumes of reports. Unclaimed money in possession of officer or employee of Judicial Department; application for payment; escheat. Judicial Council. Reports of prosecuting officers to Judicial Council.

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CHAPTER 871 COURTS

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Sec. 51-27. Court accommodations.

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Sec. 51-27a. (Formerly Sec. 51-156a). Courthouses serving the geographical areas.

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Sec. 51-27b. (Formerly Sec. 51-156b). Offices of Superior Court.

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Sec. 51-27c. (Formerly Sec. 51-187a). Court accommodations at Rockville, Putnam and Willimantic.

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Sec. 51-27d. (Formerly Sec. 51-187b). Lease of court facilities. Lease-purchase agreements for additional facilities in Middletown, New Britain and Rocky Hill.

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Sec. 51-27e. Courthouse facilities for the judicial district of Ansonia-Milford.

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Sec. 51-27f. (Formerly Sec. 51-188). Rooms for special sessions.

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Sec. 51-27g. Display of United States flag outside courthouses.

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Secs. 51-28 and 51-29.

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Sec. 51-30. Court attendants.

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Sec. 51-31. Deputy sheriffs as court officers in New London County.

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Sec. 51-32. Determination of laws of other jurisdictions.

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Sec. 51-33. Punishment for contempt of court.

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Sec. 51-33a. Criminal contempt.

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Sec. 51-34. Commitment for disobedience; release.

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Sec. 51-35. Witness refusing to testify; imprisonment. Self-incrimination.

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Sec. 51-36. Retention, reproduction, destruction, disposal and transferring of court records. Microfilm and computerized images.

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Sec. 51-36a. Access to records maintained by Judicial Department. Policies and procedures.

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Secs. 51-37 and 51-38. Records and files in New London County. Application of general statutes to municipal and justice courts.

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CHAPTER 872* JUDGES

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Sec. 51-39. Disqualification by relationship or interest. Judge or family support magistrate may act with consent of parties.

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Sec. 51-39a. Use of judicial office for financial gain prohibited.

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Sec. 51-40. Practice of law by judges restricted.

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Sec. 51-41.

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Sec. 51-41a.

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Secs. 51-42 to 51-44.

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Sec. 51-44a. Judicial Selection Commission. Members. Duties. Nomination of judges by Governor.

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Sec. 51-45. Resignation of judges or family support magistrates.

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Sec. 51-45a. Admonishment of judge or family support magistrate by Chief Court Administrator.

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Sec. 51-45b. Medical examination of judge or family support magistrate ordered by Chief Court Administrator, when. Matter referred to Judicial Review Council, when.

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Sec. 51-45c. Investigation by Judicial Review Council re mental infirmity or illness, drug dependency or alcohol addiction of judge or family support magistrate. Findings. Authority.

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Sec. 51-46.

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Sec. 51-46a. Statement of financial interests to be reported.

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Sec. 51-47. Salaries of judges. Practice of law prohibited. Membership on board of directors of bank prohibited. Longevity payments.

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Sec. 51-47a. Appropriations.

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Sec. 51-47b. Compensation of senior judges and referees.

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Sec. 51-48. Payment of expenses of judges.

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Sec. 51-49. Disability retirement of judges, state's attorneys, public defenders, family support magistrates and compensation commissioners.

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Sec. 51-49a. Vested and nonforfeitable right to retirement salary after ten years of service.

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Sec. 51-49b. Cost of living allowance for retired judges, family support magistrates and compensation commissioners who commenced service on or after January 1, 1981.

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Sec. 51-49c. Cost of living allowance for surviving spouses of judges, family support magistrates and compensation commissioners who commenced service on or after January 1, 1981.

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Sec. 51-49d. Funding of retirement system for judges, family support magistrates and compensation commissioners on actuarial reserve basis. State contributions.

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Sec. 51-49e. Judge's Retirement Fund.

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Sec. 51-49f. Determination of retirement salary of judges and allowance to surviving spouses.

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Sec. 51-49g. Determination of retirement salary of compensation commissioners and allowance to surviving spouses.

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Sec. 51-49h. Credit for military service.

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Sec. 51-50. Retirement at age seventy or for disability.

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Sec. 51-50a. Retirement at sixty-five or after twenty years of service as a judge, family support magistrate or compensation commissioner or with thirty years of state service credit. Retirement of judge nominated but not reappointed.

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Sec. 51-50b. Retirement contribution.

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Sec. 51-50c. Assignment of senior judges to judicial duties. Participation in alternative dispute resolution program approved by STA-FED ADR, Inc.

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Sec. 51-50d. Duties and powers of senior judges.

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Sec. 51-50e. Senior judge may complete matters after expiration of his assignment.

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Sec. 51-50f. Powers of certain state referees.

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Sec. 51-50g. Chief Court Administrator may make new assignments.

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Sec. 51-50h. Power of retired judges to decide small claims.

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Sec. 51-50i. Senior judges, reappointment, successors.

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Sec. 51-50j. Retired Supreme Court, Appellate Court and Superior Court judges eligible for certain duties.

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Sec. 51-50k. Private practice of law prohibited.

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Sec. 51-50l. Retired senior judges eligible for appointment as state referees.

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Sec. 51-51. Pensions for surviving spouses and children of judges, family support magistrates and compensation commissioners.

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Secs. 51-51a to 51-51f. Judicial Review Council.

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CHAPTER 872a* REMOVAL, SUSPENSION AND CENSURE OF JUDGES

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Sec. 51-51g. Declaration of intent.

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Sec. 51-51h. Application of chapter.

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Sec. 51-51i. Grounds for removal, suspension and censure.

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Sec. 51-51j. Removal or suspension by Supreme Court.

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Sec. 51-51k. Judicial Review Council.

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Sec. 51-51l. Investigation of conduct of judge, compensation commissioner or family support magistrate.

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Sec. 51-51m. Vote of council. Findings to be indexed.

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Sec. 51-51n. Authority of council.

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Sec. 51-51o. Witnesses to testify.

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Sec. 51-51p. Suspension of salary during suspension.

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Sec. 51-51q. Recommendation of council re appointment or reappointment of judge and reappointment of family support magistrate and compensation commissioner. Information required to be made available to General Assembly judiciary committee.

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Sec. 51-51r. Appeal.

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Sec. 51-51s. Disqualification of judge, compensation commissioner or family support magistrate.

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Sec. 51-51t. Compensation of members.

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Sec. 51-51u. Jurisdiction over complaints filed with council previously established.

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CHAPTER 873* COURT CLERKS

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Sec. 51-51v. (Formerly Sec. 51-168). Appointment of chief clerks and assistants. Clerk for Centralized Infractions Bureau. Clerks for housing matters.

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Sec. 51-51w. (Formerly Sec. 51-12a). Collection of fees by clerks. Expenses.

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Secs. 51-51x and 51-51y. Continuation of service of persons serving in Superior Court, Court of Common Pleas and Juvenile Court on June 30, 1978. Term of office of persons appointed July 1, 1977.

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Sec. 51-52. General duties of clerks.

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Sec. 51-52a. Powers of clerks and clerical assistants.

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Sec. 51-52b. (Formerly Sec. 51-171a). Certification re authority of justice of the peace or commissioner of the Superior Court in the judicial district of Fairfield or Stamford-Norwalk.

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Sec. 51-53. Clerks to give notice of decrees of court.

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Sec. 51-54. Completing records.

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Sec. 51-55. Judgments of default or nonsuit.

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Sec. 51-56. Accounting for receipts by clerks of Supreme, Superior and Common Pleas Court. Removal from office. Accounting on death or removal.

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Sec. 51-56a. Accounting for receipts by court clerks. Remission of certain amounts to municipalities. Additional fees to fund police training. Surcharge for violations.

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Sec. 51-57. Superior Court clerks. Oath. Full-time duties. Criminal defense prohibited.

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Sec. 51-58. Court seals. Filing of official seals with Secretary of the State.

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Sec. 51-59. Clerks' offices, when open.

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CHAPTER 874 COURT REPORTERS

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Sec. 51-60. Appointment of official court reporters.

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Sec. 51-61. Court reporter to be sworn. Duties. Transcript.

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Sec. 51-62. Official court reporters before state referees, judges and family support magistrates.

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Sec. 51-63. Salary and fees of Superior Court reporters, monitors, official stenographers of Workers' Compensation Commission.

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Sec. 51-64. Traveling expenses.

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Sec. 51-65. Vacancy in office of court reporter.

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Secs. 51-66 to 51-71a. Court reporters and stenographers, generally.

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Sec. 51-72. Probate Court; stenographer may be called in by agreement.

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Sec. 51-73. Powers and duties of stenographer. Notes to be evidence. Appeals on record.

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Sec. 51-74. Use of shorthand writing machine or recording device.

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CHAPTER 875 COURT MESSENGERS

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Sec. 51-75. Messengers of the Supreme and Superior Courts.

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Secs. 51-76 and 51-76a. Messengers and assistant messengers: Of Court of Common Pleas; of the Circuit Court.

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Sec. 51-77. Filling of vacancies.

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Sec. 51-78. Retired messengers may be continued in service.

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Sec. 51-79. Duties of messengers of the Supreme and Superior Courts.

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CHAPTER 876* ATTORNEYS

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Sec. 51-80. Admission.

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Sec. 51-80a. Regulation of foreign legal consultants.

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Sec. 51-81. Investigation of qualifications of applicants for admission to the bar.

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Sec. 51-81a. Certificate of registration. Fee. Renewal.

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Sec. 51-81b. Occupational tax on attorneys. Collection procedure. State lien against real estate as security for tax. Interest on unpaid tax. Attorneys who are not liable for tax. Administration.

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Sec. 51-81c. Program for use of interest on lawyers' clients' funds accounts. Applicability to entities that establish certain accounts to receive loan proceeds from a mortgage lender.

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Sec. 51-81d. Client Security Fund.

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Secs. 51-81e to 51-81g.

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Sec. 51-81h. Escrow agreement not invalid when attorney-at-law, law firm or agent is escrow holder.

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Secs. 51-82 and 51-83. Admission to examination of attorneys admitted to practice in other states. Examination of veterans for admission.

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Sec. 51-84. Attorneys subject to rules.

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Sec. 51-85. Authority and powers of commissioners of the Superior Court.

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Sec. 51-86. Soliciting persons to institute actions for damages.

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Sec. 51-87. Solicitation of cases for attorneys.

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Sec. 51-87a. Limitations on written communications to prospective clients.

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Sec. 51-87b. Attorneys and persons affiliated with attorneys prohibited from referring persons to real estate brokers, salespersons, or mortgage brokers or lenders, for fee or commission. Penalties.

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Sec. 51-88. Practice of law by persons not attorneys.

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Sec. 51-89. State marshal or constable not to act as attorney in court.

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Sec. 51-89a. Complaint and hearing required for suspension or disbarment.

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Sec. 51-90. State-Wide Grievance Committee. Appointment, qualifications and terms of members.

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Sec. 51-90a. Powers and duties of State-Wide Grievance Committee.

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Sec. 51-90b. Grievance panels. Appointment, qualifications and terms of members.

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Sec. 51-90c. State-Wide Bar Counsel.

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Sec. 51-90d. Grievance counsel and investigators. Powers and duties of grievance counsel.

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Sec. 51-90e. Filing of complaint alleging attorney misconduct. Referral to grievance panel.

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Sec. 51-90f. Investigation and determination by grievance panel of attorney misconduct.

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Sec. 51-90g. Review of panel's determination by subcommittee or State-Wide Grievance Committee.

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Sec. 51-90h. Decision of State-Wide Grievance Committee.

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Sec. 51-91. Compelling testimony of witnesses. Contempt.

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Sec. 51-91a. Hearing re eligibility to continue practice of law for attorney convicted of felony. Order. Suspension. Appointment of trustee.

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Sec. 51-91b. Applicability of grievance procedures. Transfer of pending matters.

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Sec. 51-91c. Posting of signs concerning attorney grievance procedures.

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Sec. 51-92. Grievance committees; fees and expenses.

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Sec. 51-93. Reinstatement of attorneys.

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Sec. 51-94. Evidence in proceedings to suspend, displace or remove attorneys-at-law.

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Sec. 51-94a. Limitation on liability of attorney appointed to inventory files and protect interests of clients of inactive, suspended, disbarred or resigned attorney.

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CHAPTER 877 JUSTICES OF THE PEACE

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Sec. 51-95. Qualification and certification of nominated justices of the peace.

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Sec. 51-95a. (Formerly Sec. 51-193a). Justice of the peace not to transact judicial business.

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Sec. 51-95b. Qualification and certification of appointed justices of the peace.

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Secs. 51-96 to 51-104. Justice court, generally.

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Sec. 51-105. Former justice may perfect records; copies.

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Sec. 51-106. Judgments of justices of the peace may be recorded.

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Sec. 51-107. Attested copies of judgments legal evidence.

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Sec. 51-108. Files and minutes admissible as evidence.

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Secs. 51-109 and 51-110. Justice not reelected; pending matters. Compensation of justices.

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CHAPTER 878 TRIAL JUSTICES AND PROSECUTING GRAND JURORS

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Secs. 51-111 to 51-126. Trial justices and prosecuting grand jurors.

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CHAPTER 879 MUNICIPAL COURTS

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Secs. 51-127 to 51-138. Municipal courts.

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CHAPTER 880 JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF WATERBURY

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Sec. 51-139. Constitution of districts.

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Sec. 51-140.

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Sec. 51-141. Appeals from administrative agencies in Seymour, Ansonia or Derby.

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CHAPTER 881 COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

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Sec. 51-141a. Reference to Circuit Court deemed to mean Court of Common Pleas.

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Sec. 51-141b.

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Secs. 51-142 to 51-146. Constitution of Court of Common Pleas; senior judges, terms, powers. Annual meeting of judges; meeting with judges of Superior Court. Special meetings of judges. Substitute judges. Clerks and clerical staff.

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Sec. 51-146a. Persons employed by Circuit Court on December 31, 1974, transferred to Court of Common Pleas.

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Sec. 51-146b.

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Secs. 51-147 to 51-152. Salaries and expenses of clerks and assistant clerks; full-time, part-time requirements. Prosecuting attorneys. Court accommodations in Windham, Middlesex and Tolland Counties. Criminal terms.

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Sec. 51-153.

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Secs. 51-154 to 51-156. Civil business at criminal terms. Civil terms: When and where held; at Bristol. Times and places of sessions to be determined by Chief Judge.

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Secs. 51-156a and 51-156b.

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Secs. 51-156c to 51-157. Short calendar, small claims, night sessions; special sessions; construction and acquisition of new courthouses; office of Chief Family Relations Officer abolished. Notice of sessions; assignment of judges.

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Sec. 51-157a.

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Secs. 51-157b to 51-160. Family relations matters transferred from Superior Court: Terms and sessions for hearing; power of court or judge. Adjournment of court. Rooms for special sessions. Place of trial need not be designated.

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Sec. 51-164a.

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Sec. 51-164i. Commission to study the court. Duties. Report.

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CHAPTER 881b INFRACTIONS OF THE LAW

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Sec. 51-164m. Judges to establish schedule of fines.

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Sec. 51-164n. Procedure upon summons for infraction or certain violations. Payment by mail. Procedure at trial.

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Sec. 51-164o. Procedure for nonresidents.

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Sec. 51-164p. Violations of municipal ordinances, regulations and bylaws.

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Sec. 51-164q. Certain violations deemed infractions.

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Sec. 51-164r. Failure to pay or plead.

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CHAPTER 882 SUPERIOR COURT

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PART I GENERAL PROVISIONS

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Sec. 51-164s. Superior Court sole trial court. Jurisdiction transferred from Court of Common Pleas and Juvenile Court.

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Sec. 51-164t. Composition of Superior Court established by rule.

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Sec. 51-164u. Transfer of matters and appeals pending on July 1, 1978.

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Sec. 51-164v. (Formerly Sec. 51-141b). Use of Circuit Court and Court of Common Pleas forms in the Superior Court.

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Sec. 51-164w. Juvenile Court, Circuit Court and Court of Common Pleas construed to mean Superior Court as of July 1, 1978.

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Sec. 51-164x. Review of order prohibiting attendance at court session; review of certain orders sealing or limiting disclosure to court documents, affidavits or files.

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Sec. 51-165. Number of judges. Retired judges. Assignment to hear housing matters and juvenile matters.

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Sec. 51-166. Annual meeting of judges.

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Sec. 51-167. Special meetings of the judges.

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Sec. 51-168.

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Sec. 51-175.

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Secs. 51-176 to 51-179. Special state's attorney. Circuit Court prosecutors not to be state's attorneys. Expenses of state's attorneys. Civil term.

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Sec. 51-180. Criminal terms and sessions.

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Sec. 51-180a. (Formerly Sec. 51-153). Special session when accused confined for want of bail.

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Sec. 51-181. Times and places for the sitting of the Superior Court.

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Sec. 51-181a. Sessions at Bristol.

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Sec. 51-181b. Drug docket and drug courts.

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Sec. 51-181d. Truancy docket. Implementation.

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Sec. 51-181e. Domestic violence dockets.

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Sec. 51-182. Notice of sessions. Special sessions. Short calendar.

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Sec. 51-182d. Length of family relations sessions; assignment of judges.

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Sec. 51-183. Substitute judge.

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Sec. 51-183a. (Formerly Sec. 51-28). Judge's inability to hold court.

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Sec. 51-183b. (Formerly Sec. 51-29). Judgments in civil actions. Time limit.

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Sec. 51-183c. (Formerly Sec. 51-41). Same judge not to preside at new trial.

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Sec. 51-183d. (Formerly Sec. 51-42). Disqualified judge; proceedings not void.

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Sec. 51-183e. (Formerly Sec. 51-43). Presiding judge or arbitrator to have casting vote.

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Sec. 51-183f. (Formerly Sec. 51-44). Expiration of term, disability retirement, death or resignation of judge.

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Sec. 51-183g. (Formerly Sec. 51-46). Retiring judge; unfinished matters.

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Sec. 51-183h. (Formerly Sec. 51-41a). Judge not to hear motion attacking bench warrant which he signed.

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Sec. 51-184. Adjournment of court.

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Sec. 51-185. Disposition of civil business at criminal sessions.

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Sec. 51-186. Hearings at the Connecticut Correctional Institution, Somers.

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Sec. 51-187. Court accommodations in Windham County and at Rockville.

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Secs. 51-187a and 51-187b.

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Sec. 51-188.

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Sec. 51-189. Transfer of hearings before judges.

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Sec. 51-190. Trial before judge; papers filed where.

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Sec. 51-190a. (Formerly Sec. 51-161). Filing and lodging papers upon decision.

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Secs. 51-191 to 51-193. Cause affecting land; documents lodged in Superior Court. Clerk designated by judge to take papers. Records may be rewritten.

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Sec. 51-193a.

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Sec. 51-193b. Payment of fees, costs and fines by credit card.

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Sec. 51-193c. Filing of document or data by computer, facsimile transmission or other technology. Use of technology for required payments. Electronic signature and verification. Standards. Rules.

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Sec. 51-193l. Appointment of magistrates. Submission of names of probate judges for approval as magistrates.

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Secs. 51-193m to 51-193q. Prosecutions to be submitted to magistrate. Persons alleged to have committed motor vehicle infractions; payment of fine; plea of not guilty. Request for jury trial; hearing in Superior Court. Notification of magistrate by clerk of court; where hearing may be held. Hearing before magistrate; report; final judgment.

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Sec. 51-193s. Submission of names of probate judges for approval as magistrates.

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Sec. 51-193t. Hearing of small claims matters by magistrate.

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Sec. 51-193u. Hearing of violations and infractions by magistrate. Authority of magistrate decision. Demand for trial de novo.

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Sec. 51-195. Application for review of sentence.

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Sec. 51-196. Review of sentence or commitment. Decision.

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Sec. 51-197. Forms and rules of procedure.

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Sec. 51-197b. (Formerly Sec. 52-7). Administrative appeals.

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Sec. 51-197c. Appellate Court; judges, appointment, terms, Chief Judge.

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Sec. 51-197d. Jurisdiction of appellate session.

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Sec. 51-197e. Consolidation of appeals.

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Sec. 51-197f. Further review by certification only.

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CHAPTER 883 SUPREME COURT

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Sec. 51-198. Constitution of Supreme Court; retired judges, terms, participation in meetings; deliberation and participation in disposition of case after age of seventy.

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Sec. 51-198a. Law clerks.

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Sec. 51-199. Jurisdiction.

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Sec. 51-199a. Short title: Uniform Certification of Questions of Law Act.

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Sec. 51-199b. Uniform Certification of Questions of Law Act.

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Sec. 51-200. Terms and special sessions.

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Sec. 51-201. Chief clerk of the Supreme Court.

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Sec. 51-202. Court docket.

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Sec. 51-203. Assignment of cases.

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Sec. 51-204. Quorum; judges called in.

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Sec. 51-205. Judges released from judicial duties on Superior Court, exception.

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Sec. 51-206. Adjournment in absence of judges.

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Sec. 51-207. Composition of panel. Summoning of court members or other judges to constitute panel.

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Sec. 51-208. Judgment by agreement of parties.

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Sec. 51-209. Majority of judges on panel to concur in decision. Procedure when court evenly divided.

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Sec. 51-210. Costs of preparation and transmission of records in appealed cases.

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Sec. 51-211. Notice of decisions.

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CHAPTER 883a REPORTER OF JUDICIAL DECISIONS

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Sec. 51-212. Reporter of Judicial Decisions. Reports of Supreme Court opinions. Compilation of legal publications.

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Sec. 51-213. Reporter to file copy of opinions of Supreme Court and Appellate Court.

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Sec. 51-214. Reporter may authorize use of material in copyrighted index-digests.

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Sec. 51-215. Records and briefs for State Library and law libraries.

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Sec. 51-216. Salary and fees of reporter.

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CHAPTER 884 JURORS

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Sec. 51-217a. Jurors excused from service. Option to be considered for service.

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Sec. 51-219a. Duties and powers of Jury Administrator.

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Sec. 51-219b. How to determine number of jurors to be summoned.

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Sec. 51-219c. Adjustment in number of jurors.

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Sec. 51-220. Number of jurors for each town.

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Sec. 51-220a. Use of electronic processing in selection and summoning of jurors.

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Sec. 51-222a. Preparation of master or final list.

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Sec. 51-223. State Jury Commission. Inquiry blanks. Jury lists.

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Sec. 51-224. Incomplete list. Preparation of subsequent list.

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Secs. 51-225 to 51-228. Compensation of members of State Jury Commission. Designation of clerks. Preparation of slips with jurors' names and placement in jury boxes. Summoning of jurors for court in Tolland County from Manchester and in Middlesex County from Wallingford and Meriden. Jurors for the judicial district of Ansonia-Milford. List of jurors for court of common pleas for judicial district of Waterbury. List of jurors for Circuit Court; drawing of jurors. Transmission of lists of jurors for coroners inquests to town clerks.

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Sec. 51-231. Drawing of jurors.

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Sec. 51-231a. Clerk to furnish slips containing the names of jurors.

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Sec. 51-232. Summoning of jurors. Juror questionnaire. Reduction of panel. Courthouse.

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Sec. 51-232a. Modification of date, location or other condition of juror service.

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Sec. 51-232b. Limitation re summons for jury duty.

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Sec. 51-233. Verdict not affected by irregularities in summoning jurors.

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Sec. 51-234. Accommodations for jury panel.

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Secs. 51-235 and 51-236. Summoning of justice jurors. Return of jury warrant; fine.

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Sec. 51-237. Jurors failing to appear.

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Sec. 51-237a. Permission for juror to be absent.

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Sec. 51-238. Judge may direct juror attendance.

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Sec. 51-238a. Length of term of service as juror.

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Sec. 51-239. Selection of panel.

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Sec. 51-239a. (Formerly Sec. 51-164e). Transfer of trial to jury session.

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Sec. 51-240. Examination of jurors in civil actions.

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Sec. 51-243a. Orientation of jurors.

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Sec. 51-244. Jurors attending Court of Common Pleas may try civil and criminal causes at same term.

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Sec. 51-245. Duty of jurors. Prohibited conversations. Fines. Assistance of interpreter for deaf and hearing impaired jurors.

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Sec. 51-246. Court may require jury to remain together in certain cases.

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Sec. 51-247. Compensation of jurors. Guidelines re reimbursement of expenses.

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Sec. 51-258. No terms.

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Sec. 51-277. Powers and duties of division. Representation of the state by Chief State's Attorney.

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Sec. 51-277a. Investigation of the use of deadly physical force by peace officers.

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Sec. 51-277b. Investigation of judge or employee of Judicial Department; notice to Chief State's Attorney and appropriate state's attorney, regulations.

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Sec. 51-277c. Investigation and prosecution of crimes involving physical violence and possession of firearm.

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Sec. 51-277d. Complaint re failure to prosecute in death case. Response.

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Sec. 51-278. (Formerly Sec. 51-175). Appointment, salaries and removal of prosecutorial officials.

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Sec. 51-278a. Qualifications of prosecutorial officials. Full-time duties.

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Sec. 51-279. Duties of Chief State's Attorney. Budget.

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Sec. 51-279c. Training program for prosecuting attorneys.

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Sec. 51-279d. Hate Crimes Advisory Committee.

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Sec. 51-280. Performance rating of state's attorneys.

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Sec. 51-281. Jurisdiction of prosecutorial officials.

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Secs. 51-282 to 51-284. Prosecuting attorneys; assistants. Term of office of prosecuting attorneys and assistant prosecuting attorneys. Prosecutors and assistants qualified to act in other counties and district.

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Sec. 51-285. Special prosecutors, special inspectors and special federal prosecutors.

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Sec. 51-285a. Prosecutorial officials handling juvenile matters.

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Sec. 51-286. Chief inspectors. Inspectors. Assistance of state and local police.

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Sec. 51-286a. (Formerly Sec. 51-164a). Duties and powers of prosecutorial officials.

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Sec. 51-286b. Duties re housing matters.

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Sec. 51-286c. (Formerly Sec. 54-76). Employment of detectives for special investigation.

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Sec. 51-286d. Notification to families of certain victims of court proceedings.

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Sec. 51-286e. Notification of victims of judicial proceedings.

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Sec. 51-286f. Transcript of certain sentencing hearings to be requested by prosecuting official and provided to Board of Pardons and Paroles.

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Sec. 51-286g. (Formerly Sec. 54-227a). Transcript of criminal proceeding to be provided to victim upon request.

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Sec. 51-286n. Notification of Department of Public Health of conviction of licensed professionals of certain offenses relating to actual or suspected abuse of elderly, blind, disabled or mentally retarded persons.

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Sec. 51-287. (Formerly Sec. 51-175a). Retirement of state's attorneys. Retirement salary. Credit for prior service. Return of contributions.

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Sec. 51-287a. Longevity payments to Chief State's Attorney, deputy chief state's attorney and state's attorney.

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Sec. 51-287b. Deductions from longevity payment deposited in State's Attorneys' Retirement Fund.

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Sec. 51-288. (Formerly Sec. 51-175b). Pension for widow of state's attorney.

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Sec. 51-289. Public Defender Services Commission established. Judicial Department to provide facilities in courts. Compensation plan.

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Sec. 51-290. Chief Public Defender and Deputy Chief Public Defender; appointment, qualifications, removal, salary.

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Sec. 51-291. Duties of the Chief Public Defender.

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Sec. 51-292. Expenses included in commission's budget.

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Sec. 51-293. Public defenders, assistants and deputies; appointment, terms, qualifications, suspension, removal, salaries. Special assistant public defenders.

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Sec. 51-294. Reappointment of public defenders serving on October 1, 1975.

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Sec. 51-295. Retirement and disability of public defenders. Retirement credit.

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Sec. 51-295a. Retirement of certain public defenders. Retirement salary. Credit for prior service. Transfer or return of contributions. Pension for surviving spouse.

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Sec. 51-295b. Longevity payments for Chief Public Defender and Deputy Chief Public Defender.

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Sec. 51-296. Designation of public defender for indigent defendant, codefendant.

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Sec. 51-297. Determination of indigency; definition, investigation, reimbursement for services, appeal. Penalty for false statement.

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Sec. 51-298. Reimbursement of commission by financially able defendants. Actions by Attorney General.

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Sec. 51-299. Eligibility of minors for public defender services. Powers of investigation.

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Sec. 51-300. Confidentiality of statement in support cases.

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CHAPTER 889 FAMILY MATTERS

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CHAPTER 890 JUDICIAL DISTRICTS, GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS, CIVIL AND CRIMINAL VENUE, FILING AND DESIGNATION OF COURT LOCATION

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Sec. 51-343. Definitions.

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Sec. 51-344. Judicial districts established.

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Sec. 51-344a. *(See end of section for amended version of subsection (a) and effective date.) Term "judicial district of Hartford-New Britain" deemed to refer to "judicial district of Hartford" on and after September 1, 1998.

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Sec. 51-345. (Formerly Sec. 52-42). Venue in civil actions. Return of civil process.

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Sec. 51-345a. (Formerly Sec. 52-17). Land lying in two or more judicial districts.

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Sec. 51-345b. Venue in actions involving administrative decisions of municipal agencies.

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Sec. 51-346. (Formerly Sec. 52-24). Location in judicial district where civil process may be made returnable. Trial locations.

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Sec. 51-346a. Jury trial in the judicial district of Ansonia-Milford.

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Sec. 51-347a. (Formerly Sec. 52-30). Transfer of jury causes to other judicial districts.

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Sec. 51-347c. Last day for filing next business day if clerk's office closed.

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Sec. 51-348. Geographical areas. Venue. Courthouse use. Housing docket. Hearing of infractions and violations by magistrate.

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Sec. 51-348a. (Formerly Sec. 54-27). Prosecution for nonsupport in geographical area.

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Sec. 51-349. Where actions commenced in geographical areas.

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Sec. 51-350. Filing in a geographical area.

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Sec. 51-351. Return to improper locations.

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Sec. 51-351a. (Formerly Sec. 52-32a). Failure to state proper forum.

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Sec. 51-351b. Short title: Uniform Transboundary Pollution Reciprocal Access Act.

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Sec. 51-352a. (Formerly Sec. 54-77b). Venue for offenses committed prior to April 22, 1975.

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Sec. 51-352b. (Formerly Sec. 54-28). Jurisdiction of crimes committed on water.

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Sec. 51-352c. (Formerly Sec. 54-41). Jurisdiction of various offenses.

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Sec. 51-353a. (Formerly Sec. 54-18). Transfer of criminal cases between and within judicial districts.

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Sec. 51-353b. (Formerly Sec. 54-79). Files in transferred cases.

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