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Superior Court Notices Archive

02/07/2017 Commencing February 28, 2017, the following types of notices on civil, family and housing cases that are currently mailed on paper by the court will be provided electronically in the NEW E-Services Inbox to attorneys and law firms without an exclusion from electronic services requirements:

     • Judicial notices (may be referred to as JDNOs),
     • Court order notices (may be referred to as SCRAM notices),
     • Docket number assignment notices,
     • Transfer notices, and
     • Docket number change notices.

Until May 1, 2017, notices will be provided both electronically in the E-Services Inbox and on paper via US Mail to allow attorneys and law firms to become familiar with the Inbox and incorporate electronic notices into their office processes. Notices sent on or after May 1, 2017 will be provided only electronically in the E-Services Inbox. Please note that paper notices will continue to be mailed to self-represented parties and to attorneys and law firms with an exclusion from electronic services. Self-represented parties with an appearance and electronic access to their case will have access to notices in the E-Services Inbox.

Attorneys, legal support staff, and the public are invited to come for a presentation on the E-Services Inbox to learn more about navigating the Inbox and using its functions to view and manage notices from the court. View schedule of E-Services Inbox training presentations.
 
11/28/2016 Beginning January 1, 2017, newly-initiated housing matters formerly filed on paper in the Geographical Area locations of G.A. 5 at Derby, G.A. 18 at Bantam, G.A. 10 at New London, G.A. 11 at Danielson, must now be filed electronically in the Judicial Districts of Ansonia/Milford (Derby), Litchfield (Bantam), New London (New London) and Windham at Putnam (Danielson).

E-filing in e-filable cases is mandatory for attorneys and law firms without an exclusion from electronic services requirements and optional for self-represented parties. E-filing of housing matters in the Housing Sessions became mandatory in March of 2016, and in all other judicial districts in October, 2015. Read more information on e-filing in housing matters.
 
11/17/2016 Notice: A new civil case type has been created to provide consistency in the filing of claims against the uninsured and underinsured coverage of an individual’s own automobile insurance policy. Currently, these types of cases are identified as tort, vehicular tort or contract cases by different filers. The use of a specific case type permits more efficient identification and tracking of the filing and resolution of these cases. The new case type will be C50 – Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Coverage. Any case involving a claim against an insured’s uninsured or underinsured coverage should be identified as case type C50 on the civil summons (JD-CV 1) and in the electronic filing system.  
11/17/2016 Effective for cases filed on and after December 1, 2016, changes will be made to the individual calendaring program for non-family civil cases statewide, based upon the experiences of individual calendaring judges, litigants, the bar and court staff with the program. Information on these upcoming changes | Summary of the individual calendaring program  
10/18/2016 Effective January 1, 2017, Connecticut attorneys will be required to attend a minimum of 12 credit hours of continuing legal education (CLE) as part of their license requirement. Read more...  
09/15/2016 Beginning October 3, 2016, e-filing in newly-initiated family matters of eight additional case types will be permitted by self-represented parties and mandatory for attorneys and law firms without an exclusion from electronic services requirements.

Also beginning October 3, 2016, all applications for change of name filed in the Judicial District of Tolland must be filed at the clerk’s office located at 69 Brooklyn St., Rockville, CT. Do not file these applications at the clerk’s office located at 20 Park St., Rockville, CT.
 
06/28/2016 Notice: Public Act 16-26 increases certain court fees and implements new fees effective July 1, 2016. Any documents filed after 5:00 PM on Thursday, June 30, 2016 will be deemed filed Friday, July 1, 2016, and will be subject to the increased fee. . For small claims filers only, please note that if you have any executions in the Small Claims Shopping Cart, you must file and pay for them before 4:55 PM on June 30, 2016. Executions remaining in the Small Claims shopping cart at 5:00 PM will be removed, and you will have to re-enter the information into the system on Friday morning. We apologize for any inconvenience.  
04/08/2016 Limited Scope Appearances – Effective January 1, 2016, Section 3-8 of the Practice Book was amended to permit the filing of a limited appearance in any family or civil case. Practice Book Section 3-3(b) requires an attorney filing an appearance limited to a specific event or proceeding to use Judicial Branch form JD-CL-121. Practice Book Section 3-9(c) requires an attorney to file a certificate of completion of limited appearance on Judicial Branch form JD-CL-122 once the representation defined in the limited appearance has been completed. Until the certificate is filed, the limited appearance remains active.

Neither the limited appearance nor the certificate of completion can be filed electronically. Both forms must be filed on paper with the appropriate court.
 
02/08/2016 Notice regarding Decisions for Motions for Extension of Time effective March 1, 2016  
02/01/2016 Beginning March 1, 2016, e-filing will be mandatory for attorneys and law firms without an exclusion from electronic services requirements and optional for self-represented parties for newly-filed housing matters in the Housing Sessions in Bridgeport, Hartford, New Britain, New Haven, Norwalk and Waterbury. The following case types must be initiated electronically and all subsequent motions, pleadings and documents must also be filed electronically: Summary Process (H00); Return of Security Deposit (H10); Rent and/or Damages (H12); Housing – Administrative Appeals (H50); Housing – Municipality Enforcement (H60); and Housing – All Other (H90). Cases of the following types must be initiated on paper but all subsequent motions, pleadings and documents must be filed electronically: Housing – Housing Code Enforcement (H20); Housing – Entry & Detainer (H30) and Housing – Audita Querela/Injunction (H40).

To assist attorneys, paralegals, legal support staff and the public in preparing for e-filing, a slide presentation and question and answer session on the basics of filing electronically will be offered in four court locations: Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven and Waterbury. View a schedule of available sessions here. No registration is required for these sessions. If you have any questions, send an e-mail to E-Services@jud.ct.gov or call Alice Mastrony at (860) 706-5321.