The Connecticut Judicial Branch will dedicate a new courthouse
on Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, for family matters and other non-jury
cases at 90 Washington St. in Hartford. The dedication of the
renovated building will start at 11:30 a.m. in Courtroom 1B.
Speakers will include: Chief Justice William
J. Sullivan, Chief Court Administrator Joseph H. Pellegrino,
state Department of Public Works Commissioner James T.
Fleming, and Hartford Judicial District Administrative Judge
Robert E. Beach Jr.
Ten courtrooms are in the building, which
has four floors and is 79,097 square feet. The building will
alleviate overcrowding at the Judicial District Courthouse at
95 Washington St., and all family and family support
magistrate matters for the Hartford Judicial District will be
handled at 90 Washington St. effective Jan.18, 2005. Offices
for Judicial Branch administrative staff also are in the
The Judicial Branch began occupancy of the
building in November and will complete the move in
mid-January. The lease-purchase agreement for the building
calls for a 15-year term, after which the state will own the
For further information, please contact
Rhonda Stearley-Hebert, manager of communications, at