Connecticut Judicial Branch
Judicial Branch website was created to educate the public about the duties
and responsibilities of the Judicial Branch, to save critical staff
resources and to enhance customer service. With these goals in mind, the
Judicial Branch website contains links to and from other websites that are
designed to facilitate free web-based legal research and to inform users of
Judicial Branch services. This policy delineates the procedures for linking
to and from the Judicial Branch website located at
www.jud2.ct.gov and for removing links.
= This map of Connecticut with an
arrow signifies an external link and notifies users that they will be
leaving the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch website.
The Connecticut Judicial Branch exercises no
control over the views, accuracy, copyright or trademark compliance or the
legality of the material contained on third party sites and does not sponsor,
endorse or approve the information, content, products, materials, opinions or
services contained on such external sites. The responsibility for content,
products, materials, opinions or services rests with the agencies or
organizations that are providing the information. Visitors proceed to these
external sites at their own risk. The Connecticut Judicial Branch specifically
disclaims any and all liability from damages which may result from the accessing
of a third party site which is linked to the Connecticut Judicial Branch
website, or from reliance upon any such information.
Procedure to link TO the Judicial Branch
- Permission to link to the state of Connecticut
Judicial Branch website is not required; however, such links may not:
- Entities linking to the state of Connecticut
Judicial Branch website should be aware that subpages within the
Judicial Branch website may change from time to time; therefore, the
linking entities may want to check the links periodically.
Procedure to provide a link FROM the
Judicial Branch website:
Links contained throughout the Judicial Branch website
are selected according to the following evaluation criteria:
- The external website provides free information
that is helpful to Judicial Branch website users in a secure and
user-friendly format and is ADA compliant.
- The site's content does not:
- Exhibit hate, bias, discrimination,
pornography; insulting or otherwise offensive language;
- Contain support for candidates for office,
political parties and referenda except that sites of news
organizations are not automatically excluded from consideration
because the news organization endorses a candidate for political
- Promote a particular religion; or
- Reasonably depict or describe violence or
nudity and/or sexual activities.
- The external website provides the user with
- The external website is not the website of an
attorney or law firm in private practice.
- All requests to link the Judicial Branch website at
www.jud2.ct.gov to another website
must be submitted to the webmaster at
firstname.lastname@example.org and must contain the following
- General information about the website being requested;
- Reasons why the link will be beneficial to users of the Judicial
Branch site; and
- Current address of requested link (eg. <
- When a
request for an external link is received, the webmaster will submit the
request to the other members of the Judicial Branch Web Planning Board.
The Board will then review the request and verify that the request is in
compliance with the Judicial Branch Website Linkage Policy. The Board
will then come to a decision by a majority vote.
- The webmaster will
notify the requestor of approval or disapproval and will make
arrangements to have the link added to the Judicial Branch website, if
the link was approved.
www.jud2.ct.gov will be reviewed
regularly and may be removed for any of the following reasons:
link no longer connects to the original information or resource to which
it was intended to point;
- The link is inaccurate or misleading;
- The link or information within the link has become difficult to access
due to non-standard formatting, lengthy download times, or intrusive
- The link is permanently unreachable or remains
unavailable for a lengthy period;
- The link no longer conforms with
this linkage policy;
- Users of the externally linked site excessively
burden the Judicial Branch technical support staff;
- The link is to a
website that contains known copyright infringements; or
- The Web
Planning Board finds, by a majority vote, that the content of the linked
site is inconsistent with the goals of the Judicial Branch.
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