Judicial Branch
Publications / Videos
The following Judicial publications are available for purchase at the Commission on Official Legal Publications.
  • Connecticut Appellate Reports
  • Connecticut Code of Evidence
  • Connecticut Law Journal
  • Connecticut Practice Book
  • Connecticut Reports
  • Connecticut Reports Archives, Vol. II CD
  • Connecticut Supplement
  • Electronic Bulletin Board System, EBBS-FTP
  • Manual of Style for CT Courts
  • Probate Court Rules of Procedure
  • Regulations of CT State Agencies
These publications are available free in PDF format and are divided into the following areas:
Administrative Publications
Americans with Disabilities Act Card JDP-CL-85
Application for Clerkships NEW! JDP-ES-304  
A Guide to Understanding The Americans With Disabilities Act JDP-ES-284
Biennial Report of the Judicial Branch, 2004-2006    
Biennial Report of the Judicial Branch, 2006-2008    
Biennial Report of the Judicial Branch, 2008-2010    
Biennial Report of the Judicial Branch, 2010-2012    
Directory of the Connecticut Judicial Branch    
Equal Employment Opportunity Plan    
Handbook of Connecticut Appellate Procedure    
Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act JDP-ES-221  
Procedures for Ordering A Court Transcript    

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Civil Publications
Connecticut Jury Instructions - Civil - (Online version)    
Foreclosure Mediation Program JDP-CV-92 Spanish
How Small Claims Court Works JDP-CV-45  
What Happens When You Go To Small Claims Court JDP-CV-118 Spanish
Slidecast
How-To Video for filling out Appearance Form - JD-CL-12  

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Court Rules
Connecticut Code of Evidence, 2009 Edition    
Connecticut Practice Book    
The Use and Possession of Electronic Devices in Superior Court Facilities JDP-ES-230 Spanish

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Criminal Publications
Adult Probationer Handbook, Key to Your Success JDP-AP-136 Spanish
Centralized Infractions Bureau Brochure JDP-ES-182 Spanish
Connecticut Jury Instructions - Criminal - (Online version)    
Guide to Criminal Court - Special Sessions and Diversionary Programs JDP-CR-137  
Violations and Infractions Schedule JD-CR-3  
Violations and Infractions Schedule Chart B JD-CR-3B  
What Happens When You Go To Traffic Court JDP-CR-161 Spanish
What You Should Know About Conditional Release JDP-AP-186 Spanish

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Educational Resources for Teachers and Students
Common Legal Words JDP-CL-86  
Connecticut's Courts JDP-ES-201 Chinese
Kid's Coloring Book JDP-ES-189 Spanish
Laws and the Courts: a Workbook for Upper Elementary Students and Teacher Evaluation Form - (9x12 Workbook: can be printed on letter or legal size paper with scaling to fit page size) JDP-ES-236  
Programs for High School Teachers and Students JDP-CL-115  
Speakers' Bureau Brochure JDP-ES-192  
Videos
Forging a New Democracy - This video was put together by CBA's Civics Education Committee and produced by CT-N. It is about the Constitutional Convention and the compromises that were made to gain the consensus necessary to adopt the Constitution of the United States, which is the framework of our government.
Let Us Court You - Video for Educators: Connecticut Superior Court Judge Susan Handy briefly discusses free resources that are available to teachers to educate their students about the court system.
Shouting "Fire" in a Crowded Theatre: Finding the True Meaning of the First Amendment - Superior Court Judge Mark T. Gould discusses with students the First Amendment and how it applies to them.

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Family Publications
A Child Needs Emotional and Financial Support of Both Parents JDP-ES-211 Spanish
Access and Visitation Federal Grant Contracted Programs JDP-FM-217  
Child Support and Arrearage Guidelines (Effective August 1, 2005)    
Comprehensive Evaluation JDP-FM-213 Spanish
Conflict Resolution Conference JDP-FM-215  
Do-it-Yourself Divorce Guide JDP-FM-179  
Do-it-Yourself Divorce Guide Supplement JDP-FM-180  
Family Services Programs JDP-FM-211  
For Custodial Parent: Answers to Common Questions - (Printing on legal size paper recommended) JDP-FM-196  
For Noncustodial Parent: Answers to Common Questions - (Printing on legal size paper recommended) JDP-FM-197  
Guardian Ad Litem or Attorney for Minor Child in Family Matters JDP-FM-224  
Hartford Magistrate Mediation Program JDP-FM-212 Spanish
Hiring a Lawyer for Part of Your Legal Matter (Limited Scope Representation) JDP-CL-123  
How to Change Your Child Support Order JDP-FM-218  
Issue Focused Evaluation JDP-FM-214 Spanish
Mediation JDP-FM-216 Spanish
Parenting Education Programs - (Printing on legal size paper recommended) JDP-FM-151 Spanish
Restraining Orders: How to Apply for Relief From Abuse JDP-FM-142 Spanish
Secure (Supervised) Visitation Centers    
What Happens When You Go To Family Support Magistrate Court - (Printing on legal size paper recommended) JDP-FM-209 Spanish
Videos
Applying for a Temporary Restraining Order - How to apply, who may apply, and what forms are needed.
Polish Spanish
How to File for Divorce - Steps and forms needed to file for divorce. Polish Spanish
Your Uncontested Divorce - Learn about getting an uncontested divorce.
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Polish Spanish
Putting Children First: Minimizing Conflict in Custody Disputes - to help families involved in custody disputes. Pensemos en los hijos primero - para ayudar a las familias envueltas en disputas por la tenencia de los hijos.

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General Information Publications
Common Legal Words JDP-CL-86  
Connecticut's Courts JDP-ES-201 Chinese
Court Support Services Division Strategic Plan    
Hiring a Lawyer for Part of Your Legal Matter (Limited Scope Representation) JDP-CL-123  
How Can We Help You? Law Library Services, Court Service Centers, Public Information Desks JDP-ES-306  
Interpreter and Translator Services - (Printing on legal size paper recommended) JDP-ES-212 Spanish
Portuguese
Russian
Interpreter Information Card JDP-ES-285
Kid's Coloring Book JDP-ES-189 Spanish
Laws and the Courts: a Workbook for Upper Elementary Students and Teacher Evaluation Form - (9x12 Workbook: can be printed on letter or legal size paper with scaling to fit page size) JDP-ES-236  
Manual of Style for Connecticut Courts    
Megan's Law Booklet - Definitions and statistics on child sexual abuse, sex offenders, date/acquaintance rape and other related material.    
Middletown Court Guide - (Printing on legal size paper recommended) JDP-ES-210 Spanish
Spanish Directory
New Haven Superior Court Guide - (Printing on legal size paper recommended) JDP-ES-213  
Pro Bono Catalog  |  Online Version External Link JDP-ES-281  
Programs for High School Teachers and Students JDP-CL-115  
Speakers Bureau Brochure JDP-ES-192  
Superior Court Records Center JDP-ES-183  
Videos
Getting Ready for Court - Connecticut Network for Legal Aid External Link Preparandose Para La Corte

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Grievance Publications
Answers to Questions Regarding the Client Security Fund JDP-GC-16  
Attorney Grievance Procedures in Connecticut, Rev. 03/07
Attorney Grievance Procedures in Connecticut, Rev. 12/00
JDP-GC-8  

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Housing Publications
A Guide to Housing Matters - (Printing on legal size paper recommended) JDP-HM-30  
Landlord's Guide to Summary Process (Eviction) JDP-HM-14 Spanish
Procedures to Follow to Represent Yourself in an Entry and Detainer Case JDP-HM-23A  
Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants in Connecticut JDP-HM-31 Spanish
Tenant's Guide to Summary Process (Eviction) JDP-HM-15 Spanish
What Happens When You Go To Housing Court? JDP-HM-36  

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Jury Publications
A Guide to Juror Service for Employees, Employers, and the Unemployed - (Printing on legal size paper recommended) JDP-JA-27  
A Guide to Juror Service for Members of the Military JDP-JA-44  
Jury Service in Connecticut, What Every Juror Should Know JDP-JA-25S
JDP-JA-25P
Spanish
Polish
Jury Service in Connecticut, What Every Student Should Know JDP-JA-24  
Your Guide to Jury Service JDP-JA-5  
Videos
Jury Duty Public Service Announcement - 30 second video produced by WFSB-TV and made available with the permission of WFSB-TV.  

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Juvenile Publications
Child Protection Mediation JDP-JM-159  
Foster Parents and Juvenile Court JDP-JM-157  
Juvenile Probation Handbook JDP-JM-183  
Legal Rights in Detention JDP-JM-158 Spanish
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) NEW! JDP-JM-212 Spanish
Videos
Speak Up! Know Your Rights in Detention NEW!   Spanish

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Newsletters
Community Court Newsletters
Court Support Services Division - "CSSD Chronicle"
Volunteer and Intern Newsletters

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Self-Represented Parties Publications
Handbook of Connecticut Appellate Procedure
How Can We Help You? Law Library Services, Court Service Centers, Public Information Desks JDP-ES-306
Videos and Slidecasts
Getting Ready for Court - Connecticut Network for Legal Aid External Link Spanish
How to Search Connecticut Statutes Online NEW!
 
Self-Represented Parties Information Series - Slidecasts and print materials intended to provide general information regarding Connecticut court procedures.

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Supreme and Appellate Court Publications
Appellate Preargument Conference Handbook NEW!    
Handbook of Connecticut Appellate Procedure    
History of the Appellate Court    
Visitor's Guide to the Connecticut Supreme Court JDP-SC-30  
Videos
Enduring Grandeur: Connecticut Supreme Court  
A Century of Justice: A tour of the Connecticut Supreme Court  
Understanding The Appellate Pre-Argument Conference NEW!  

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Victim Services Publications
Biennial Report, Office of Victim Services, 2011-2013 JDP-VS-20  
Compensation For Crime Victims JDP-VS-10 Spanish
Human Trafficking Poster    
Information for Victims of Sexual Assault and Their Families JDP-VS-30  
Notification Programs to the Victim JDP-VS-11 Spanish
Victim Advocate's Brochure - Victim Services JDP-VS-14  
Victim Services Program - Has your life been affected by crime? JDP-VS-17 Spanish
Polish

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Volunteer and Intern Publications
Volunteer and Intern Newsletters    

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