Child Protection Session.
A session of the
Superior Court for Juvenile Matters, located in the Middlesex Judicial
District Superior Court, 1 Court Street, Middletown. It serves as a
statewide juvenile trial court, accepting child protection cases
referred by local juvenile court judges. The referral criteria include:
age of the case, significance of the action (termination of parental
rights is the most important), and complexity of the case. If the case
is accepted, the Department of Children and Families provides
transportation to Middletown to parents who need it.
Complex Litigation Docket.
Dockets for civil
cases with multiple litigants and/or legally challenging issues or
multi-million dollar claims for damages currently available in Hartford,
Stamford and Waterbury. Cases accepted are assigned to an individual
judge, who presides over all aspects of the case.
Facts About the Connecticut Judicial Branch Complex Litigation Docket (PDF)
Notice to Attorneys re:
Complex Litigation Docket - Effective
February 1, 2010
Notice to Attorneys re: Complex Litigation Docket, Superior Court,
Civil Division - Effective January 5, 2009, Rev.
October 1, 2009
- Parties may
file an Application for Case Referral-Complex Litigation Docket (CLD)
(PDF) - to
request designation as complex litigation and assignment to the docket.
The party filing the application to request the matter be designated
as a complex litigation case shall pay the sum of three hundred
dollars ($325.00) at the time the request is filed.
Any objection to the transfer of a case to
the Complex Litigation Docket must be filed within 15
calendar days after the filing of the application. Attorneys
not excluded from e-filing must select "Objection to
Transfer to Complex Litigation" when naming the objection in
e-filing. Attorneys excluded from e-filing and
self-represented parties must file the objection with the
Clerk in the judicial district in which the case is pending
and must title it "Objection to Transfer to the Complex
- The Chief
Administrative Judge of the Civil Division has discretion to
schedule a hearing to consider whether referral to the Complex
Litigation Docket is appropriate.
is Community Court?
November 10, 1998, the State of Connecticut Superior Court Community
Court Session in Hartford is a collaborative effort between the State of
Connecticut Judicial Branch and local authorities that seeks to address
the "quality of life" crimes that contribute to the deterioration of
local neighborhoods. Committed to the concept of restorative justice,
the Community Court in Hartford utilizes a combination of
court-supervised community service and social services to promote
responsibility among defendants for their actions while simultaneously
offering a helping hand to address the social issues that may be
contributing to their behavior.
In its first 10 years, the Community Court in
Hartford has handled over 78,200 new cases, averaging over 650 new cases
per month. Over 90% of Community Court cases are disposed of within 3
months. Its Social Services Team has made over 20,500 human service
referrals. Community Court defendants have performed over 285,000 hours
of community service throughout Hartford's neighborhoods.*
from November 1998 through November 2008.
crimes are handled in Community Court?
The Community Court deals with a wide array of crimes including simple
possession of marijuana, breach of peace, criminal mischief, criminal
trespass, larceny (shoplifting), disorderly conduct, threatening,
prostitution, solicitation of prostitutes, illegal liquor possession by
a minor, public nuisance, public drunkenness, excessive noise, and
illegal vending. Most defendants are issued a summons and/or are
arrested and are required to appear at Community Court within two
business days of being arrested.
Court in Hartford is a special session of the Hartford Judicial District
Superior Court. In addition to Hartford, the Community Court accepts
cases from the towns of Avon, Bloomfield, Canton, Farmington, and West
kinds of sentences are ordered?
Most defendants are ordered to perform community service, in
lieu of being sent to jail and/or fines. For example, defendants may
work on street clean-up crews or help deliver food to the needy. The
Court also requires all defendants to meet with a member of the
Community Court Social Services Team. The Community Court's on-site
social services staff consists of representatives from the City of
Hartford Department of Human Services, the State Department of Mental
Health and Addiction Services, and the Capitol Region Mental Health
Center. The court sanctions and monitors defendants mandated for further
medical treatment by the Social Services Team.
Court Session in Hartford has provided a forum for collaboration among
those who seek to restore the quality of life in our communities. In
addition to State of Connecticut Judicial Branch staff, on-site
personnel include members of the City of Hartford's Department of Health
and Human Services, and the State Department of Mental Health and
Addiction Services. Contracted staff from Community Partners in Action,
the Hartford Area Mediation Program, and Paul & Lisa, Inc. also play
significant roles in the daily operations of the Community Court.
Support from community members, local police departments, and numerous
nonprofit agencies throughout Greater Hartford have also contributed to
the unique dynamics of the Court.
How can I get more information about the Hartford Community Court? You may contact the Hartford
Community Court Officer at:
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Dockets. Dockets that handle
domestic violence cases using a vertical case management approach.
Teams comprised of prosecutors, family relations counselors,
domestic violence victim advocates, and representatives of law
enforcement coordinate case processing through regular meetings.
Defendants are required to return to court frequently to ensure that
they are following court orders.
Land Use Litigation Docket.
A special session of the Superior Court has been established in
the Hartford Judicial District at 95 Washington Street for the
adjudication of specifically identified land use cases.
The following types of land use cases will be considered for
Inland/Wetlands/Environmental Enforcement and;
Miscellaneous land use litigation
*Affordable Housing Appeals (will be transferred to the land
use docket and reassigned as appropriate).
Counsel or self-represented parties may file an application for
referral using form JD-CV-129,
Application for Case Referral – Land Use
Docket. Cases that are accepted for transfer will be
transferred in full to the Land Use Litigation Docket.
that the following land use case types will
be accepted for transfer to the docket at this time:
If you have any questions please contact Abby Bowker at
or Krista Hess at 860-263-2734, ext. 3043 or
Regional Family Trial Docket.
A special docket in the
Middlesex Judicial District, 1 Court Street, Middletown, which
handles contested custody and visitation matters referred to it from any
Judicial District in the state. One judge presides over and manages the
docket. The goal is to handle contested cases involving children quickly
and without interruption. Cases are referred to the Regional Family
Trial Docket by the family presiding judge when they meet the program
criteria: child focused issue; ready for trial; family relations case
study completed and not more than nine months old; and an attorney has
been appointed for the children.
session of the Superior Court established to hear appeals from orders or
decisions of the Commissioner of Revenue Services and other
administrative bodies so designated in the statutes by (C.G.S. Section
12-391 et. seq.). It is located at New Britain Superior Court, 20
Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051.