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Legal Research

New Titles in the Middletown Law Library

   by Roy, Christopher

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.

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.

Law Library Research Guides: Civil Procedure

   by Booth, George

The Judicial Branch law librarians author and update a number of research guides on various legal topics (family law, juvenile law, property law) in addition to the following selections on civil procedure and motion practice:

You can find more civil matters research guides along with our complete collection on our Research Guides webpage.

Did You Know? The OLR Map Room

   by Booth, George

The Office of Legislative Research (OLR) provides invaluable tools for the legal and legislative researcher in Connecticut. In addition to their research Reports, Backgrounders, and other services they provide to the Connecticut legislature, they also have a fascinating and useful legislative committee Map Room that has a wealth of information on committee areas of interest presented in a uniquely visual and memorable way!

Law by Subject: Pardons and Paroles

   by Roy, Christopher

Our Law by Subject web pages bring together links to statutes, rules, regulations, research reports, and other online materials. Our Law about Pardons and Paroles page has been updated to include a recent Office of Legislative Research report (Inmate Sentence Reduction Methods), Department of Correction Administrative Directives, and recent regulations.

New Office of Legislative Research Reports

   by Booth, George

The Office of Legislative Research has recently published the following reports:

  • Stun Gun Statutes - 2017-R-0078
    Provide examples of stun gun statutes from states in which people may legally carry stun guns.