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The Connecticut Judicial Branch law librarians are dedicated to providing quality legal resources and assistance, not only to the legal community, but also to the general public.

Publications & Videos


Research Starting Points

  • Law by Subject - Self-help legal information by topic. Over one-hundred subject pages are now available.

  • Research Guides - In-depth legal research guides by topic, including civil, family, juvenile, and property law topics.

  • Self-Help - Publications, answers to frequently asked questions, forms and other information provided by the Connecticut Judicial Branch.

  • Common Legal Words - Glossary created by the Connecticut Judicial Branch.

  • Ask a Law Librarian - Send an email, call, or visit a law library.

Finding Legal Help


Useful Websites

  • External Link - You are leaving the Connecticut Judicial Branch website - Connecticut’s Legal Aid programs created this web site to help people with very low income find help for their legal problems. This web site will give you legal information and tools to help you represent yourself.

  • CT Elder Law External Link - You are leaving the Connecticut Judicial Branch website - Elder law information and forms for powers of attorney, living wills, nursing homes, government benefits, health care, funeral contracts, and much more.

  • There are twelve law libraries located throughout the state that are staffed by professional librarians.  We are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • We encourage you to contact your nearest law library with legal reference questions or to request more information about self-help materials.

  • For assistance with filling out official court forms or locating official Judicial Branch publications, contact your nearest Court Service Center.

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