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New in the Libraries

Updated Titles: Connecticut Practice Series

   by Roy, Christopher

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=734

Our law libraries have received updated editions to various Connecticut Practice Series treatises, including Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices, Business Torts and Antitrust, Connecticut Elder Law, Connecticut DUI Law, Connecticut Motions in Limine, and Connecticut Elements of an Action.

Connecticut Motions in Limine has a new discussion on social media evidence. And Connecticut Elder Law includes updated materials on conservators and interventions for individuals with diminished capacity.


New Course: Practical Skills & Resources for Drafting Effective Motions in Connecticut

   by Mazur, Catherine

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=683

Law Library Services is offering a course on effective motion drafting in the Windham J.D: Practical Skills & Resources for Drafting Effective Motions in Connecticut.

Well drafted motions and pleadings can be powerful and persuasive tools. Whether you are newly admitted or an experienced practitioner, strong legal drafting skills are essential to the effective practice of law.

  • Explore practical and invaluable resources and services available through the courthouse law libraries
  • Enhance your motion practice skills
  • Identify sources of sample forms to assist you in drafting persuasive motions and pleadings
  • Increase your knowledge and understanding of the courthouse law library collections, both print and electronic

The course will be held at the Putnam Superior Court on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. To RSVP, email your name and contact information to lawlibraryservices@jud.ct.gov

Please see the flyer for more information, including the MCLE Notice.


LexisNexis Practice Guide: Connecticut Administrative Law and Practice

   by Zigadto, Janet

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=466

The 2017 edition of LexisNexis Practice Guide: Connecticut Administrative Law and Practice has been received by all of our law libraries. Each chapter of this guide offers analysis, strategies, checklists, and tips. The table of contents is listed below:

Chapter 1. Introduction to Administrative Law

Chapter 2. Rulemaking

Chapter 3. Freedom of Information - Public Meetings

Chapter 4. Freedom of Information - Public Records

Chapter 5. Contested Cases - The Prehearing Process

Chapter 6. The Anatomy of a Contested Case

Chapter 7. The Post-Hearing Process

Chapter 8. Collateral Estoppel, Res Judicata, Stare Decisis and the Equitable Defenses

Chapter 9. Overview of Local Administrative Law

Chapter 10. Ethical Issues for the Administrative Lawyer

Chapter 11. Where to Find Administrative Agency Materials

For additional information, please contact your local Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Library.


New Titles in the Middletown Law Library

   by Roy, Christopher

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=418


New Titles in the New Haven Law Library

   by Zigadto, Janet

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=408

The New Haven Law Library has recently acquired the following new books from the American Bar Association:

For additional information, please contact your local Judicial Branch Law Library.



LexisNexis Practice Guide: Connecticut Family Law

   by Roy, Christopher

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=318

The 2017 edition of LexisNexis Practice Guide: Connecticut Family Law has been received by many of our law libraries. Each chapter of this guide offers analysis, strategies, checklists, and tips. The table of contents is listed below:

Chapter 1 Marriage
Chapter 2 Jurisdiction
Chapter 3 Dissolution of Marriage and Legal Separation
Chapter 4 Pretrial Pleadings and Discovery
Chapter 5 Alimony
Chapter 6 Division of Property
Chapter 7 Child Support
Chapter 8 Custody and Visitation
Chapter 9 Adoption
Chapter 10 Paternity
Chapter 11 Surrogacy and Gestational Agreements
Chapter 12 Agreements
Chapter 13 Same-Sex Dissolution Issues
Chapter 14 Alternative Dispute Resolution
Chapter 15 Counsel Fees
Chapter 16 Appellate Procedure
Chapter 17 Enforcement of Orders
Chapter 18 Divorce Taxation
Chapter 20 Forms


Encyclopedia of Connecticut Causes of Action - 2017 Edition

   by Roy, Christopher

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=311

Our law libraries have received the 2017 edition of The Encyclopedia of Connecticut Causes of Action. This reference book lists civil causes of action, including the elements of each action and the statute of limitation when applicable. The notes section for each entry includes relevant case law. This one-volume title is divided into three sections, common law actions, statutory actions and administrative appeals.


Updated and New Treatises

   by Roy, Christopher

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=295

Below is a list of recently updated and new treatises in our law libraries. The links go to our library catalog records, which provide further bibliographic information and list the owning libraries. For a full list of Connecticut treatises by subject, see our Connecticut Treatise Index.


Connecticut Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

   by Roy, Christopher

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=288

Public Act 16-97 makes many changes to the Connecticut Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. A summary of those changes is available. The act is effective July 1, 2017.

Also, many of our law libraries have received the 2016 supplement to Connecticut Limited Liability Company Forms and Practice Manual. Here is the table of contents:

PART I: ORGANIZATION
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Formation and Organization

PART II: OPERATIONS
Chapter 3: The Operating Agreement
Chapter 4: Organization
Chapter 4A: Single-Member LLCs
Chapter 5: Limited Liability Company Capital
Chapter 6: Allocation and Distribution Provisions
Chapter 7: Management Provisions
Chapter 8: Transfer and Buy-Sell Provisions
Chapter 9: Dissolution
Chapter 10: Books, Records, and Accounting

PART III: MISCELLANEOUS
Chapter 11: Reorganization of the LLC
Chapter 12: Doing Interstate Business
Chapter 13: Professional Limited Liability Companies
Chapter 14: State and Local Tax Issues
Chapter 15: Use of LLCs by Exempt Organizations
Chapter 16: Bankruptcy Issues Concerning LLCs


Connecticut Treatise Index - Updated

   by Mazur, Catherine

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=131

Wondering if there is a Connecticut treatise on education law? Looking for Connecticut-specific personal injury law forms?

The Connecticut Treatise Index is a comprehensive listing of contemporary Connecticut legal treatises and form books, organized into useful subject headings. It has been recently updated to include all Connecticut materials as of September 2016.

Some examples of newly released or revised Connecticut law books you'll find in the index:

You can contact one of our twelve law libraries located throughout the state with questions about any of the materials listed in the index.


Connecticut DUI Law - 2016 Edition

   by Roy, Christopher

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=100

Our libraries have received the 2016 Edition of Connecticut DUI Law, volume 21 of the Connecticut Practice Series. The major parts to the volume include:

  • Part I: Introducing the Offense
  • Part II: The Administrative "Per Se"
  • Part III: Pretrial
  • Part IV: Trial
  • Part V: The Appeal
  • Part VI: Related Topics

To find out more, contact your local law library or click here for our catalog listing.


Bankruptcy Practice for the General Practitioner, 3d, 2016 ed.

   by Booth, George

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=74

A number of our libraries have received Bankruptcy Practice for the General Practitioner, 3d (2016 ed.).

This valuable treatise includes comprehensive coverage of, among other topics:

  • Jurisdiction and venue
  • Debt payments
  • Appeals
  • Duties and benefits of debtors and creditors
  • Estate administration
  • Liquidation
  • Reorganization

To find out whether a law library near you has an up-to-date set, contact your local law library or click here for our catalog listing.


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