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Pathfinders prepared by the Connecticut Judicial Branch law librarians:

Publications from the Connecticut Judicial Branch:

Civil Jury Instructions - Professional Malpractice

Publication from Cornell’s Legal Information Institute: 

  • Connecticut Legal Ethics (An annotated Connecticut law of lawyering publication organized by the Rules of Professional Conduct.)

OLR Research Reports - Office of Legislative Research:

  • Allegations of Criminal Conduct in Grievance Committee Complaints - 2009-R-0173
    You asked about the process by which the Statewide Grievance Committee (SGC) reviews complaints alleging criminal misconduct. OLR report 2006-R-0577 describes the role of the SGC and attorney discipline in the state.
     

  • Attorney Discipline - 2006-R-0577
    You asked for a brief summary of the statutes and rules that can result in the suspension or disbarment of an attorney in Connecticut. You also asked whether as part of this disciplinary process, the grievance committee can appoint a trustee to take over the disciplined, suspended, or disbarred attorney's practice. Finally, you asked whether the grievance committee has this authority separate from the disciplinary process.

Information from the Connecticut Bar Association: 

Library Materials

For a more complete list of legal ethics books held by the Judicial Branch Law Libraries, you can search our catalog. Enter "legal ethics" in the subject field after clicking here. You can also contact us to inquire about materials we own.

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Attorney/Firm Look-up

  • Attorney/Firm Look-up
    This search displays information about firms and about attorneys who are active or who are currently suspended, administratively suspended (for failure to pay the Client Security Fund fee), disbarred, inactive, inactive due to disability (pursuant to Practice Book § 2-56 et seq.), retired, resigned and deceased.

     

Statewide Grievance Committee

The Statewide Grievance Committee (SGC) is a body of twenty-one individuals, comprised of fourteen attorneys and seven non-attorneys, appointed by the judges of the Superior Court to review, investigate and adjudicate attorney ethics matters.

Connecticut Bar Examining Committee

Connecticut Judicial Branch Court Forms

Connecticut Judicial Ethics Page

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