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Training Sessions

The Connecticut Judicial Branch is offering training on Connecticut legal research and courthouse resources for new and experienced attorneys.  There will be three locations around the state as indicated below. Sessions will be in the Jury Assembly Room in each courthouse. Attorneys and paralegals are invited to attend this free training.








Putnam Superior Court, 155 Church St., Putnam



II Middletown Superior Court, 1 Court St., Middletown Directions 10/28/13 2-4PM
III Stamford Superior Court, 123 Hoyt St., Stamford Directions 11/04/13 2-4PM

Topics to be addressed include:


Space is Limited. Register NOW!

Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis and space is limited, so please register early.

You can register online or call Judge Support Services at (860) 706-5140.

 Online Registration Form
Registration Confirmation will be provided.

For more information, please contact the Judge Support Services Unit, Superior Court Operations Division, of the Connecticut Judicial Branch at (860) 706-5140.Brochure for New and Experienced Attorney Training

View a PDF copy of the Brochure announcing the Training Program - PDF

Connecticut Legal Research and Judicial Branch Law Library Services

  • What are the key publications needed for practicing law in Connecticut?
  • What Connecticut legal publications are available electronically, in print, or both?
  • What do you mean it’s not all on the web?
This session will answer these questions and review the specific legal resources needed to effectively practice civil, criminal and family law in Connecticut. Learn about the valuable resources available at the Judicial Branch Law Libraries and the range of services our staff can provide to assist you in your practice. Discover information resources accessible in our facilities and those accessible from your own computer.

E-Services and Web-Based Court Information
  • How do you update your information with the Statewide Grievance Committee?
  • How do you file a complaint or a jury claim electronically?
  • How do you comply with attorney advertising requirements or pay the client security fund fee?
This session will provide you with the answers to these and many other questions. At this session, you will also learn the basics of electronic filing of case initiations and documents and obtain an overview of the wide range of web-based information and interactive services available on the Judicial Branch website:

Court Service Centers, Public Information Desks, Volunteer Attorney Programs and Limited Scope Representation

This session will provide you with information about Court Service Centers and Public Information Desks, which are court-based facilities that provide attorneys, self-represented parties and members of the public with a variety of resources, such as statewide calendar and docket information, court forms and Judicial Branch publications. This session will also provide a brief overview of the Judicial Branch’s Volunteer Attorney Programs in family and foreclosure, as well as a brief, general discussion about Limited Scope Representation.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Programs

This session will review the various ADR services offered by the Judicial Branch for civil cases, including mediation, arbitration and settlement conferences. ADR processes are often a more efficient and less costly way to resolve a dispute. This session will give you the information you need to assess whether ADR might be of benefit to you and your clients in settling a case without a trial.