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CSL Law & Legislative Reference Services
We maintain and provide access to a comprehensive collection of state and federal legal publications. Law & Legislative Reference Services also serves as the permanent home of Connecticut General Assembly official transcripts and legislative bill files. Our reference staff assists members of the public, students, state employees, attorneys, and others in their legal and legislative research. We provide reference services in-person, over the phone, and via chat or email.
Information and Services for Public Librarians
The Connecticut Judicial Branch law librarians are dedicated to providing access to quality legal resources and assistance, not only to the legal community, but also to the general public. The purpose of this web page is to acquaint you with some of the services offered by Judicial Law Libraries so that together we can better serve our community.
CT Judicial Branch - Search by Subject
Compiled by the CT Judicial Branch Law Libraries. Find legal information organized by subject.
CT Judicial Branch - How Do I?
Use this guide to get answers to common legal questions.
An easy-to-use website created by several nonprofit legal services organizations to help people with very low income find information and tools for their legal problems.
Find a Lawyer
Directories, referral services, associations, and more info on how to find a lawyer in CT.
Common legal terms
ABA Consumers' Guide to Legal Help - Connecticut
Sections include: Find a Lawyer (for legal advice or representation), Find Legal Information (for representing yourself or learning about the law), and Using a Lawyer (for questions about hiring or using a lawyer) from the American Bar Association.
General Court Information
Information on the various functions and operations of our state courts, as well as addresses, phone numbers, and directions to each court location.
Court Service Centers
Court Service Centers are located within Judicial District Courthouses, and are staffed by Judicial Branch employees trained to assist all court patrons. Resources include calendar and docket info, public computers, copier, scanner, fax, phones, notary services, and much more.
Public Information Desks
Public information desks are located in courthouse lobbies and are designed to provide court-related information to the public at State courthouses.
Self-Represented Parties Page - CT Judicial Branch
Information related to representing yourself in court from the CT Judicial Branch Law Libraries.
Official Judicial Branch Forms
Official legal forms available from the CT Judicial Branch.
CSL Law & Legislative Research Guides
Judicial Branch Law Libraries
CT Judicial Branch Law Libraries | Find Help
The CT Judicial Law Library’s Find Help webpage provides access to different types of sources the public may contact for questions regarding legal representation. The page contains six categories that expand when you click on them.
CT Judicial Branch Law Libraries
Prompt and professional guidance and access to reliable and comprehensive information to individuals who are researching or pursuing legal rights and remedies.
Ask a Librarian
Contact a CT Judicial Branch Law Librarian by email, phone, or in person.
Search the Catalog
Contains approximately 6,000 records representing books, serials, manuscripts, audio-visual, microfiche and electronic format materials located in the courthouse libraries.
Search for Supreme, Appellate, civil, family, criminal, motor vehicle, housing, and small claims cases on the Judicial Branch website.
Where to file a civil case. Matters involving housing, consumer transactions, land, small claims, and other civil matters.
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