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Matters Being Heard

February 25, 2021: Notice of Resumption of Mediation in cases in the Foreclosure Mediation Program (FMP) involving non-federally backed mortgages
  • Beginning March 1, 2021, the Judicial Branch will resume scheduling FMP premediations and mediations in cases that do not involve federally backed mortgages. At this time, all premediations and mediations will be held virtually, not in person. For more information on virtual court proceedings, go to View the Foreclosure Mediation Standing Order – Resumption of Mediations here.
February 3, 2021: Update on Matters Currently Being Heard
  • The Judicial Branch has been conducting court business using alternatives to in-person presence since March 30, 2021, and has steadily increased the types of matters that are being handled remotely. Currently all matters, with the exception of jury trials, are being heard in Connecticut state courts.
February 1, 2020: Jurors scheduled to appear in a Connecticut courthouse from now until April 30, 2021, should not report. Their jury service has been cancelled.
  • Notwithstanding the fact that our jury system still sends out jury summonses, all jury service is suspended until April 30, 2021. If you have been summoned for jury service, please be advised that your service has been cancelled and that you should not report.

Matters Being Heard Archive


December 23, 2020: Judicial Branch Face Covering Policy
  • In addition to employees and judges, this policy applies to all visitors and contractors
August 14, 2020: Face Coverings
  • Pursuant to Governor Ned Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7NNN, no person is permitted to enter a Judicial Branch courthouse or facility without covering his or her mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face covering. This order replaces Executive Order No. 7BB that was issued in April 2020.

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July 17, 2020: Connecticut Guide to Remote Hearings For Attorneys and Self-Representive Parties

May 18, 2020: Parenting Education Class offered Online

April 17, 2020: Bid Opportunities Notice Reguarding COVID-19

April 6, 2020: Accessing Judicial Branch Resources from Home

March 16, 2020: Judicial Branch Law Libraries closed until further notice

General Archive

Supreme and Appellate Court

February 18, 2021 – Beginning on February 18, 2021, Supreme Court oral arguments will be livestreamed on the Judicial Branch's YouTube channel.

December 02, 2020: Resumption of Requirements and Deadlines Related to Supreme and Appellate Court Operations and Related to Offers of Compromise

November 19, 2020:
  • To the extent possible, virtual hearings at the Supreme Court will be made available on the Supreme Court's YouTube Channel. Please note the audio for most hearings from Supreme and Appellate Court arguments, conducted in person or remotely, are available on the Oral Arguments Audio pages for the Supreme and Appellate Courts.

June 10, 2020: The Suspension that Applies to Appellate filings in cases pending before the Supreme and Appellate Courts has been Removed

Supreme and Appellate Court Archive

Civil Matters

February 1, 2021: Notice of livestreaming of remote on-the-record civil and housing cases

September 24, 2020: Standing Order regarding the filing of an Affidavit-Federal Mortgage Foreclosure Moratorium form JD-CV-172 in mortgage foreclosure cases

September 14, 2020: Notice Regarding Summary Process (eviction) Execution hearings and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Eviction Moratorium

Civil Matters Archive

Family Matters

December 23, 2020: Superior Court for Family Matters Standing Orders

September 09, 2020: Notice of Resumption of Defaults and Nonsuits in Civil and Family Matters

August 12, 2020: Information Regarding Family Matters “Case Dates”

June 25, 2020: Update on Requesting Approval of QDROs

June 17, 2020: Virtual (Video) Hearings and Future Scheduling of Family Court Matters

June 17, 2020: Superior Court for Family Matters Notice to Parties and Counsel

May 18, 2020: Parenting Education Class offered Online

May 15, 2020: Message Regarding Remote Family Pretrials and Status Conferences
Please Do Not File Motions for Continuance

May 14, 2020: Simplifying the process for Self-Represented Parties to E-File their documents

May 5, 2020: Requesting Approval of Gestational Agreements Remotely

April 29, 2020: Notice to Parties and Counsel: Superior Court for Family Matters Previously Scheduled Hearings and Trials During The COVID-19 Emergency

April 3, 2020: Remote Filing of Temporary Restraining Orders
  • The Judicial Branch is implementing a new procedure for the remote filing of temporary restraining orders. A Governor’s Executive Order temporarily eliminates the requirement that applicants seeking a temporary restraining order must swear under oath that the statement is true and eliminates the need for a notary public or other authority to take the applicant’s oath, while still legally obligating the applicant to make true statements. More information is available here.

Family Matters Archive

Criminal Matters

Criminal Matters Archive