The Judicial Branch of the State of Connecticut has implemented a process to enable attorneys in good standing to acquire one Judicial Branch-issued Attorney Photo ID Card. Practice Book Sec. 2-65 defines an attorney in good standing as one who “has been admitted to the bar of this state, has registered with the statewide grievance committee in compliance with Sec. 2-27 (d), has complied with Section 2-70, and is not under suspension, on inactive status, disbarred, or resigned from the bar.” Upon submission of the application packet, your personal juris number and your status as an attorney in good standing will be verified. There is no charge for this card.
To expedite the processing of your card, submit all items together in the correct format. If you are submitting your application packet by email, the application form and the photocopy of your current driver’s license must be in PDF and your photograph must be attached as a JPG (compressed image format) file. Clearly identify the attorney by name and personal juris number in the subject line of all email communications.
To obtain a card:
Complete and sign the Attorney Photo ID Card Application form. Please be sure that you include your personal juris number and your complete mailing address on the form to assure the timely issuance of your card. This form must be included as part of your application packet.
Provide a clear photocopy of your current driver’s license or passport, which will be used for identification purposes only. If your address has changed, photocopy both sides of your license. This photocopy must be included as part of your application packet.
Provide a clear current color passport photograph that includes the full head and shoulders of the attorney against a solid light background. Photographs should be approximately 1.5 by 2 inches if printed or 200 dpi if scanned as a JPG file. A digital copy of a passport photo is preferred. Please note that Polaroids and ink jet prints are not acceptable. This photograph must be included as part of your application packet.
Mail or email the completed application packet to:
Connecticut Judicial Branch
Attn: Attorney Photo ID Program
90 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106