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New Titles in the Middletown Law Library

   by Roy, Christopher

Notice Regarding the Connecticut Law Journal

   by Zigadto, Janet

The Connecticut Judicial Branch recently posted the following message in the Latest News, Notices and Updates section of the website:

“04/20/17 -- Notice Regarding the Connecticut Law Journal -- The Connecticut Law Journal will be available free of charge on the Judicial Branch website beginning July 1, 2017. The printed version of the law journal will no longer be produced once the publication is available online. Please do not file new subscription requests or payment for renewal subscriptions at this time. Hard bound volumes of the Connecticut Reports and the Connecticut Appellate Reports will continue to be printed and sold.”

New Titles in the New Haven Law Library

   by Zigadto, Janet

The New Haven Law Library has recently acquired the following new books from the American Bar Association:

For additional information, please contact your local Judicial Branch Law Library.

New Divorce Navigator tool from the Judicial Branch

   by Mazur, Catherine

The Judicial Branch has created a new online resource designed to help make the divorce process clearer and easier to navigate.

From the Press Release:

A newly developed “Divorce Navigator” is available to the public through the Judicial Branch’s website to assist in simplifying the divorce process....

The Divorce Navigator is designed to help parties decide which divorce process is best for them through a series of questions. Based on answers the parties provide, this online resource will direct them toward a divorce process that may best suit their situation.

For links to the law and other legal resources on divorce in Connecticut, see our Law about Divorce webpage.

2017 Connecticut General Statutes

   by Mazur, Catherine

The Connecticut General Assembly has recently posted the 2017 Connecticut General Statutes in browsable format. The browsable statutes provide not only the text of the statute, but useful Public Act history information, along with selected case law annotations provided by the Legislative Commissioners' Office. The CGA's website also offers a Statute Text Search tool which can be used to conduct keyword searches of the statutes.

The Judicial Branch Law Libraries have created finding aids, available in two different formats, to help users locate statutes while using the CGA's website:

Please contact us if you have questions about these or any other library resources.

Spotlight on Resource: American Jurisprudence Trials

   by Zigadto, Janet

Each of the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries has a copy of American Jurisprudence Trials in print or electronic format. The set is described as "an encyclopedic guide to the modern practices, techniques, and tactics used in preparing and trying cases, with model programs for the handling of all types of litigation."

Below is a listing of the table of contents for the newest volumes:

Volume 147:

Litigation of Privileged Communications Between Accountant and Client

Litigation of “Professional Services” Exclusion Provision in General Liability Policy

Litigation of Assistance Animal Cases

Litigation of Liability for Internet Posting of “Revenge Porn”

Litigation of Standing to Enforce Lost, Destroyed, or Stolen Negotiable Instrument Under U.C.C. § 3-309

Litigation of Liability of Hospice in Tort, Contract, or Statute for Maltreatment or Mistreatment of Patient

Volume 148:

Litigation of Claim Under Miller Act, 40 U.S.C.A. §§ 3131 et seq.

Litigation of Negligence Claims Under Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977

Litigating Federal Preemption of State Law

Litigation Under Video Rental/Sale Privacy Protection Laws

Litigation of Infertility Malpractice and Negligence Liability

Litigation of Surrogate Parenting Agreements

For additional information, please contact your local CT Judicial Branch Law Library.