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Court Rules

District Court of Connecticut Proposed Civil Rule Changes

   by Mazur, Catherine

The U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, has posted a notice regarding proposed revisions to the court's local rules.

The proposed revisions address e-filing of cases by attorneys, in addition to amendments to the rules on motions for extension of time and motions for reconsideration. The rules in the notice also make frequent reference to the District Court's Electronic Filing Policies and Procedures ("EFPP").

Probate Court Rules of Procedure - 2017 revisions

   by Mazur, Catherine

Revisions to the Probate Court Rules of Procedure have been approved and posted to the Probate Court's website, with an effective date of July 1, 2017.

The notice also includes a summary of significant rule changes. The revisions amend various rules on documentation and court fees, in addition to creating new provisions concerning petitions for fiduciary action and procedures for mediation.

Amendments to the Appellate Rules of Procedure

   by Mazur, Catherine

The Judicial Branch has posted a notice regarding new amendments to the Rules of Appellate Procedure:

Most of the revised rules are effective January 1st, 2017, except for the amendments to sec. 69-1 and 69-3, which are effective November 30, 2016.

The amended rules address matters such as the hours of operation for the Appellate Clerk's Office, the withdrawal of appearance by appointed counsel, and the electronic posting of dockets and assignments.

New Rule Effective January 1, 2017 - Minimum Continuing Legal Education

   by Booth, George

The new Minimum Continuing Legal Education Rule (rule 2-27A) goes into effect on January 1st, 2017. The Judicial Branch has created an MCLE webpage with the text of the rule, frequently asked questions (FAQ), information on the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education, and contact information for any further questions.

Civil Procedure Research Guides

   by Roy, Christopher

The Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries have a number of civil procedure research guides. These research guides link to relevant case law, court rules, and statutes. Each guide also lists available materials in our law libraries. A list of civil procedure guides is below: