Judicial Branch
Publications / Videos
The following Judicial publications are available for purchase at the Commission on Official Legal Publications.
  • Connecticut Appellate Reports
  • Connecticut Code of Evidence
  • Connecticut Law Journal
  • Connecticut Practice Book
  • Connecticut Reports
  • Connecticut Reports Archives, Vol. II CD
  • Connecticut Supplement
  • Electronic Bulletin Board System, EBBS-FTP
  • Manual of Style for CT Courts
  • Probate Court Rules of Procedure
  • Regulations of CT State Agencies
These publications are available free in PDF format and are divided into the following areas:
Administrative Publications
  Publication Name Number Translation
Americans with Disabilities Act Card JDP-CL-85
Application for Clerkships JDP-ES-304  
A Guide to Understanding The Americans With Disabilities Act JDP-ES-284 Español
Biennial Report of the Judicial Branch, 2004-2006    
Biennial Report of the Judicial Branch, 2006-2008    
Biennial Report of the Judicial Branch, 2008-2010    
Biennial Report of the Judicial Branch, 2010-2012    
Directory of the Connecticut Judicial Branch    
Equal Employment Opportunity Plan    
Handbook of Connecticut Appellate Procedure    
Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act JDP-ES-221  
Procedures for Ordering A Court Transcript    

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Civil Publications
  Publication Name Number Translation
Connecticut Jury Instructions - Civil - (Online version)    
Foreclosure Mediation Program JDP-CV-92 Español
How Small Claims Court Works JDP-CV-45  
What Happens When You Go To Small Claims Court JDP-CV-118 Español
Slidecast
How-To Video for filling out Appearance Form - JD-CL-12  

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Court Rules
  Publication Name Number Translation
Connecticut Code of Evidence, 2009 Edition    
Connecticut Practice Book    
The Use and Possession of Electronic Devices in Superior Court Facilities JDP-ES-230 Español

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Criminal Publications
  Publication Name Number Translation
Adult Probationer Handbook, Key to Your Success JDP-AP-136 Español
Centralized Infractions Bureau Brochure JDP-ES-182 Español
Certificates of Employability JDP-AP-188  
Connecticut Jury Instructions - Criminal - (Online version)    
Special Sessions and Diversionary Programs:
Hartford Community Court Session
Domestic Violence Dockets
Drug Intervention Programs
Accelerated Rehabilitation
Supervised Diversionary Program
Alcohol Education Program
Drug Education and Community Service Program
Family Violence Education Program
Community Service Labor Program
School Violence Prevention Program
Suspended Prosecution for Illegal Sale, Delivery, or Transfer of Pistols or Revolvers
Treatment of Defendants who are Dependent on Drugs or Alcohol Instead of Prosecuting Them
Treatment of Convicted Defendants who are Dependent on Drugs or Alcohol Instead of Sending Them to Jail

JDP-CR-137A
JDP-CR-137B
JDP-CR-137C
JDP-CR-137D
JDP-CR-137E
JDP-CR-137F
JDP-CR-137G
JDP-CR-137H
JDP-CR-137I
JDP-CR-137J
JDP-CR-137K

JDP-CR-137L

JDP-CR-137M

 
Violations and Infractions Schedule JD-CR-3  
Violations and Infractions Schedule Chart B JD-CR-3B  
What Happens When You Go To Traffic Court JDP-CR-161 Español
What You Should Know About Conditional Release JDP-AP-186 Español

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Educational Resources for Teachers and Students
  Publication Name Number Translation
Common Legal Words JDP-CL-86  
Connecticut's Courts JDP-ES-201 Chinese
Kid's Coloring Book JDP-ES-189 Español
Laws and the Courts: a Workbook for Upper Elementary Students and Teacher Evaluation Form - (9x12 Workbook: can be printed on letter or legal size paper with scaling to fit page size) JDP-ES-236  
Programs for High School Teachers and Students JDP-CL-115  
Speakers' Bureau Brochure JDP-ES-192  
Videos
Forging a New Democracy - This video was put together by CBA's Civics Education Committee and produced by CT-N. It is about the Constitutional Convention and the compromises that were made to gain the consensus necessary to adopt the Constitution of the United States, which is the framework of our government.
Let Us Court You - Video for Educators: Connecticut Superior Court Judge Susan Handy briefly discusses free resources that are available to teachers to educate their students about the court system.
Shouting "Fire" in a Crowded Theatre: Finding the True Meaning of the First Amendment - Superior Court Judge Mark T. Gould discusses with students the First Amendment and how it applies to them.

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Family Publications
  Publication Name Number Translation
A Child Needs Emotional and Financial Support of Both Parents JDP-ES-211 Español
Access and Visitation Federal Grant Contracted Programs JDP-FM-217  
Child Support and Arrearage Guidelines (Effective August 1, 2005)    
Comprehensive Evaluation JDP-FM-213 Español
Conflict Resolution Conference JDP-FM-215  
Do-it-Yourself Divorce Guide JDP-FM-179 Español
Do-it-Yourself Divorce Guide Supplement JDP-FM-180  
Family Services Programs JDP-FM-211  
For Custodial Parent: Answers to Common Questions - (Printing on legal size paper recommended) JDP-FM-196  
For Noncustodial Parent: Answers to Common Questions - (Printing on legal size paper recommended) JDP-FM-197  
Guardian Ad Litem or Attorney for Minor Child in Family Matters JDP-FM-224  
Hartford Magistrate Mediation Program JDP-FM-212 Español
Hiring a Lawyer for Part of Your Legal Matter (Limited Scope Representation) JDP-CL-123  
How to Change Your Child Support Order JDP-FM-218  
Issue Focused Evaluation JDP-FM-214 Español
Mediation JDP-FM-216 Español
Parenting Education Programs - (Printing on legal size paper recommended) JDP-FM-151 Español
Restraining Orders: How to Apply for Relief From Abuse JDP-FM-142 Español
Secure (Supervised) Visitation Centers    
What Happens When You Go To Family Support Magistrate Court - (Printing on legal size paper recommended) JDP-FM-209 Español
Videos
Applying for a Temporary Restraining Order - How to apply, who may apply, and what forms are needed.
Polski Español
How to File for Divorce - Steps and forms needed to file for divorce. Polski Español
Your Uncontested Divorce - Learn about getting an uncontested divorce.
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Putting Children First: Minimizing Conflict in Custody Disputes - to help families involved in custody disputes. Pensemos en los hijos primero - para ayudar a las familias envueltas en disputas por la tenencia de los hijos.

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General Information Publications
  Publication Name Number Translation
Common Legal Words JDP-CL-86  
Connecticut's Courts JDP-ES-201 Chinese
Court Support Services Division Strategic Plan    
Hiring a Lawyer for Part of Your Legal Matter (Limited Scope Representation) JDP-CL-123  
How Can We Help You? Law Library Services, Court Service Centers, Public Information Desks JDP-ES-306  
Interpreter and Translator Services - (Printing on legal size paper recommended) JDP-ES-212 Español
Português
Russian
Interpreter Information Card JDP-ES-285
Kid's Coloring Book JDP-ES-189 Español
Laws and the Courts: a Workbook for Upper Elementary Students and Teacher Evaluation Form - (9x12 Workbook: can be printed on letter or legal size paper with scaling to fit page size) JDP-ES-236  
Manual of Style for Connecticut Courts    
Megan's Law Booklet - Definitions and statistics on child sexual abuse, sex offenders, date/acquaintance rape and other related material.    
Middletown Court Guide - (Printing on legal size paper recommended) JDP-ES-210 Español
Español Directory
New Haven Superior Court Guide - (Printing on legal size paper recommended) JDP-ES-213  
Pro Bono Catalog  |  Online Version External Link JDP-ES-281  
Programs for High School Teachers and Students JDP-CL-115  
Speakers Bureau Brochure JDP-ES-192  
Superior Court Records Center JDP-ES-183  
Videos
Getting Ready for Court - Connecticut Network for Legal Aid External Link Preparandose Para La Corte

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Grievance Publications
  Publication Name Number Translation
Answers to Questions Regarding the Client Security Fund JDP-GC-16  
Attorney Grievance Procedures in Connecticut, Rev. 03/07
Attorney Grievance Procedures in Connecticut, Rev. 12/00
JDP-GC-8  

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Housing Publications
  Publication Name Number Translation
A Guide to Housing Matters - (Printing on legal size paper recommended) JDP-HM-30  
Landlord's Guide to Summary Process (Eviction) JDP-HM-14 Español
Procedures to Follow to Represent Yourself in an Entry and Detainer Case JDP-HM-23A  
Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants in Connecticut JDP-HM-31 Español
Tenant's Guide to Summary Process (Eviction) JDP-HM-15 Español
What Happens When You Go To Housing Court? JDP-HM-36  

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Jury Publications
  Publication Name Number Translation
A Guide to Juror Service for Employees, Employers, and the Unemployed - (Printing on legal size paper recommended) JDP-JA-27  
A Guide to Juror Service for Members of the Military JDP-JA-44  
Jury Service in Connecticut, What Every Juror Should Know JDP-JA-25S
JDP-JA-25P
Español
Polski
Jury Service in Connecticut, What Every Student Should Know JDP-JA-24  
Your Guide to Jury Service JDP-JA-5  
Videos
Jury Duty Public Service Announcement - 30 second video produced by WFSB-TV and made available with the permission of WFSB-TV.  

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Juvenile Publications
  Publication Name Number Translation
Child Protection Mediation JDP-JM-159  
Foster Parents and Juvenile Court JDP-JM-157  
Joint Juvenile Justice Strategic Plan 2013-2016 NEW!    
Juvenile Probation Handbook JDP-JM-183  
Legal Rights in Detention JDP-JM-158 Español
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) NEW! JDP-JM-212 Español
Videos
Speak Up! Know Your Rights in Detention NEW!   Español

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Newsletters
Community Court Newsletters
Court Support Services Division - "CSSD Chronicle"
Volunteer and Intern Newsletters

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Self-Represented Parties Publications
  Publication Name Number Translation
Handbook of Connecticut Appellate Procedure    
How Can We Help You? Law Library Services, Court Service Centers, Public Information Desks JDP-ES-306  
Videos and Slidecasts
Getting Ready for Court - Connecticut Network for Legal Aid External Link Español
How to Search Connecticut Statutes Online NEW!
 
Self-Represented Parties Information Series - Slidecasts and print materials intended to provide general information regarding Connecticut court procedures.

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Supreme and Appellate Court Publications
  Publication Name Number Translation
Appellate Preargument Conference Handbook NEW!    
Handbook of Connecticut Appellate Procedure    
History of the Appellate Court    
Visitor's Guide to the Connecticut Supreme Court JDP-SC-30  
Videos
Enduring Grandeur: Connecticut Supreme Court  
A Century of Justice: A tour of the Connecticut Supreme Court  
Understanding The Appellate Pre-Argument Conference NEW!  

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Victim Services Publications
  Publication Name Number Translation
Biennial Report, Office of Victim Services, 2011-2013 JDP-VS-20  
Compensation For Crime Victims JDP-VS-10 Español
Human Trafficking Poster    
Information for Victims of Sexual Assault and Their Families JDP-VS-30  
Notification Programs to the Victim JDP-VS-11 Español
Victim Advocate's Brochure - Victim Services JDP-VS-14  
Victim Services Program - Has your life been affected by crime? JDP-VS-17 Español
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Volunteer and Intern Publications
  Publication Name Number Translation
Volunteer and Intern Newsletters    

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