Supreme Court Notices Archive

04/09/2021 Notice regarding decisions on motions for extension of time - Effective April 12, 2021  
03/04/2021 Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson today announced that Carl Cicchetti will become Chief Clerk of the Supreme and Appellate Courts, effective April 1, 2021, succeeding Carolyn C. Ziogas, who is retiring. Attorney Cicchetti has served as an assistant clerk for the past 17 years and has also served on various Judicial Branch committees.  
02/18/2021 Effective February 23, 2021, Supreme Court oral arguments will be livestreamed on the Supreme Court’s YouTube channel.  
01/29/2021 Notice Regarding the Preargument Settlement Conference Program  
01/26/2021 Amendment to the Rules of Appellate Procedure, effective January 26, 2021  
12/04/2020 The Appellate Division has approved an optional program, which began on September 1, 2020, that allows for the filing of a more readable and functional electronic brief. These guidelines were created to assist filers who elect to participate in this program. For more information on this program, please see the Updated Guidelines for the Optional Electronic Brief Program.  
12/02/2020 On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Governor Ned Lamont issued Executive Order No. 9O, ordering and directing the Resumption of Supreme Court and Appellate Court Requirements or Deadlines and Requirements and Deadlines related to Offers of Compromise. Executive Order No. 9O amends Executive Order No. 7G, Section 2, dated March 9, 2020, and extended by Executive Order No. 9L, Section 1, dated November 9, 2020, to provide that the suspension of the following requirements or deadlines shall expire upon a schedule to be determined by the Chief Court Administrator in consultation with the Chief Justice, but not later than December 15, 2020:

(1) as to the Supreme or Appellate Court only, all statutory time requirements, statutes of limitations or deadlines, including those governing Superior Court filings that affect Supreme or Appellate Court matters, relating to service of process, court proceedings or court filings,

(2) all statutory requirements or deadlines, including those governing Superior Court filings, related to the Supreme Court or the Appellate Court or their officials to issue notices, hold court, hear matters and/or render decisions, and

(3) all time requirements related to offers of compromise as set forth in General Statutes Sections §§ 52-192a and 52-193 through 52-195.
 
11/19/2020 Effective November 30, 2020, all oral arguments in the Supreme and Appellate Courts will be conducted virtually. Counsel of record will receive instructions from the Office of the Appellate Clerk on how to participate in their argument. 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.  
09/15/2020 Notice Regarding Oral Arguments in the Supreme and Appellate Courts  
08/31/2020 Checklist for Filing Optional Electronic Briefs for the Supreme and Appellate Courts.  
08/31/2020 Checklist for Filing Briefs in Accordance with the Rules of Appellate Procedure.  
08/21/2020 Connecticut Guide to Creating Optional Electronic Briefs for the Supreme and Appellate Courts  
08/11/2020 Notice Regarding Supreme Court and Appellate Court Hearings  
08/11/2020 Notice Regarding Viewing Documents at the Office of the Appellate Clerk, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106  
08/04/2020 Practice Book Revisions, Adopted Rules of Appellate Procedure  
07/30/2020 The hearing on the merits scheduled in SC 20486, Mary Fay et al. v. Denise Merrill will be held on Thursday, August 6 at 9:30 a.m. The hearing will be held remotely and live streamed on the Judicial Branch’s YouTube page to provide public access to the hearing. Please use this link to watch the hearing live.  
07/20/2020 Notice of orders on the defendant's motion to dismiss and the plaintiffs' motion for order re: SC 20477 Mary Fay et al. v. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill  
07/17/2020 The hearing on the merits scheduled in SC 20477, Mary Fay et al. v. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill will be held on Wednesday, July 22 at 10:00 a.m. before Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson. The hearing will be held remotely and live streamed on the Judicial Branch’s YouTube page to provide public access to the hearing. The hearing on the merits scheduled for Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. has been cancelled. Please see the Chief Justice's order issued on July 20, 2020, regarding the defendant's motion to dismiss.  
07/17/2020 The hearing on the defendant's motion to dismiss and the plaintiffs' motion for order in SC 20477, Mary Fay et al. v. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill will be held on Monday, July 20 at 2:00 p.m. before Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson. The hearing will be held remotely and live streamed on the Judicial Branch’s YouTube page to provide public access to the hearing.  
07/16/2020 Notice of hearing on the defendant's motion to dismiss and the plaintiffs' motion for order re: SC 20477 Mary Fay et al. v. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill  
07/15/2020 Notice of hearing on the merits re: SC 20477 Mary Fay et al. v. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill  
07/01/2020 Notice regarding posting dates for Dockets and Assignments for the 2020-2021 Court Year  
06/11/2020 The Suspension that Applies to Appellate filings in cases pending before the Supreme and Appellate Courts has been Removed  
06/05/2020 Public Hearing on Practice Book Revisions to the Rules of Appellate Procedure Being Considered by the Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the Appellate Court, June 29, 2020  
04/30/2020 Notice Regarding Appellate Preargument Conferences  
04/27/2020 CT Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument Remotely Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson’s Opening Remarks  
04/09/2020 Chief Justice Robinson has directed that, due to the spread of the COVID-19/Coronavirus, no appellate pre-argument conferences will be held through May 1, 2020.  
04/07/2020 Effective Monday, April 13, 2020, and until further notice, the hours of operation for the Office of the Appellate Clerk will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  
03/20/2020 Updated Notice from the Supreme Court and Appellate Court Please be advised that the time requirements for all Supreme and Appellate Court filings are suspended until further notice. Please see Governor Lamont's Executive Order, No. 7G, March 19, 2020. Due to staff shortage in the Office of the Appellate Clerk and in response to the COVID19 virus emergency, it is requested that no paper briefs be filed until further notice.  
03/19/2020 On March 13, 2020, Chief Justice Robinson directed that, due to the spread of the COVID-19/Coronavirus, no appellate pre-argument conferences will be held for the next 30 days.  
02/11/2020 Amendment to the Rules of Appellate Procedure, effective February 11, 2020  
09/26/2019 Order issued on the defendant's motion and amended motion to seal brief regarding the substantial public interest appeal pursuant to C.G.S. § 52-265a in the appeal of State of Connecticut v.Linda L. Kosuda-Bigazzi, SC 20341, after the hearing on Thursday, September 26, 2019. Select to view document  
09/19/2019 Pursuant to Practice Book Section 77-4 (e), a hearing will be held on the defendant's motion and amended motion to seal the defendant's brief regarding the substantial public interest appeal pursuant to C.G.S. § 52-265a, in the defendant's appeal, State of Connecticut v. Linda L. Kosuda-Bigazzi, SC 20341, on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at the Supreme Court Building, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT.  
08/20/2019 Amendments to the Rules of Appellate Procedure, effective January 1, 2020  
06/27/2019 Notice regarding posting dates for Dockets and Assignments for the 2019-2020 Court Year  
06/13/2019 Official Notices Sent By the Office of the Appellate Clerk in Supreme and Appellate Court Matters - Update  
05/21/2019 Notice of a Public Hearing on amendments to the Rules of Appellate Procedure being considered by the Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the Appellate Court  
03/18/2019 Official Notices Sent by the Office of the Appellate Clerk in Supreme and Appellate Court Matters  
03/07/2019 Supreme Court Policy Regarding Solicitation of Amicus Curiae Briefs  
10/29/2018 Amendments to the Rules of Appellate Procedure, effective January 1, 2019  
06/27/2018 Amendments to the Rules of Appellate Procedure, effective September 1, 2018  
06/07/2018 Notice regarding posting dates for dockets and assignments for the 2018-2019 Court Year  
05/16/2018 Senior Associate Justice Richard N. Palmer has been appointed to the position of Administrative Justice for the Appellate Division, Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson announced today. In this role, Justice Palmer will oversee the division on all matters including personnel, budget, purchasing, facilities, security and information technology. Justice Palmer was appointed to the Supreme Court in March 1993. His biography is available here  
10/27/2017 On November 13, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court’s electronic filing system will begin operation. While paper will remain the official form of filing as under existing practice, parties represented by counsel will also be required to submit most documents through the new electronic filing system. Attorneys who expect to file documents electronically will need to register in advance for the system.  
10/26/2017 E-Services Inbox for Supreme and Appellate Court Notices  
10/25/2017 Amendments to the Rules of Appellate Procedure, effective January 1, 2018  
08/23/2017 Amendments to the Rules of Appellate Procedure, effective October 8, 2017  
06/26/2017 The Judicial Branch is now posting online headnotes for both Supreme and Appellate Court opinions. These headnotes, which accompany individual Supreme and Appellate Court decisions, include a short summary of the ruling and the procedural history of a case. The Reporter of Judicial Decisions prepares the headnotes, which are not part of the opinion. As such, the opinion alone should be relied upon for the reasoning behind the decision.  
06/23/2017 The Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing on SC 19768, Connecticut Coalition for Justice In Education Funding Inc., et al. v. M. Jodi Rell et al. for Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.  
05/26/2017 Notice regarding posting dates for dockets and assignments for the 2017-2018 Court Year  
05/01/2017 Notice regarding Subscription for receiving Email Notice for Case Activity in Supreme and Appellate Court Cases  
04/28/2017 Effective March 31, 2017, Carolyn C. Ziogas was appointed the Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court and Appellate System.  
Note Concerning Supreme Court Panel Assignments:When it becomes necessary to add a Judge of the Appellate Court to the panel in any Supreme Court case after oral argument, the longstanding policy of the Supreme Court is to make the assignment on a rotational basis beginning with the Chief Judge and proceeding on the basis of seniority  
11/30/2016 Notice regarding the upload for Supreme Court and Appellate Court briefs  
11/21/2016 Notice Regarding Hours of Operation for the office of the Appellate Clerk  
08/05/2016 Effective December 1, 2016, the Supreme Court and Appellate Court dockets and assignments will no longer be printed and mailed. See details.  
07/08/2016 Effective August 1, 2016, all self-represented parties* and attorneys must e-file all appellate documents in all types of cases unless they have an exclusion from electronic filing requirements. Briefs must be submitted electronically and on paper. More information about Appellate E-filing.
* Incarcerated self-represented parties cannot file appellate documents electronically at this time.
 
06/30/2016 Adoption of Revisions to the Connecticut Practice Book -- Rules of Appellate Procedure  
05/27/2016 SC18782 State of Connecticut v. Steven J. Hayes: Withdrawn  
04/28/2016 Bloomfield High School Students to Participate in 2016 Supreme Court Law Day Celebration  |  Event  
02/18/2016 Slidecast re: Pre Argument Settlement Conference