06/14/21 -- June 2021 Sentence Review Docket
06/14/21 -- Notice of Dismissal of Application For Review of Sentence
06/07/21 -- Notice: 2021 Annual Meeting of the Judges of the Superior Court
The 2021 Annual Meeting of the Judges of the Superior Court will be held on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. Public access to the meeting is being provided through the Judicial Branch's YouTube channel. The meeting will be live on the homepage.
05/19/21 -- May 2021 Sentence Review Docket
05/19/21 -- Pursuant to Connecticut Practice Book Section 42-49A, the Court on June 1, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. will hear arguments regarding a Motion to Seal in State v. J.R. NNH-CR21-0346679-T. The hearing will be held in Courtroom 6A, 235 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06510.
05/18/21 -- STATEMENT FROM CHIEF COURT ADMINSTRATOR PATRICK L. CARROLL III
RE: RESUMPTION OF JURY TRIALS IN STATE COURTS
Fifteen months ago, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the suspension of jury trials. Now, with the virtual elimination of pandemic-related public health restrictions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Governor, the broad availability of COVID-19 vaccinations, the encouraging reduction of statewide COVID positivity rates, enhanced sanitization and ventilation protocols and procedures within our buildings, and the retrofitting of Judicial Branch facilities to provide the highest level of health and safety protection for prospective jurors, employees and other stakeholders, the time has come for us to restore the essential and fundamental component of our system of justice – the right to a trial by jury.
Accordingly, by direction of the Chief Justice, the Judicial Branch will resume summoning jurors to courthouses throughout the state to restart the jury trial process as of June 1, 2021. As we have done since the beginning of the pandemic, we are undertaking this jury resumption initiative in continuing consultation with Connecticut public health officials and in compliance with directives from the Governor.
We remain committed to assuring that all of our facilities are safe places within which to summon jurors and conduct jury trials. With that goal in mind, we have dispatched our personnel to re-inspect all of our buildings and courtrooms where trials will be held to assure that all appropriate protective measures are in place. Chief Clerks and Chief Judicial Marshals are meeting with their respective staff members to assure that safe, efficient and courteous procedures are in place to welcome and screen prospective jurors into our courthouses. Among other precautions we are taking, we will have ample supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for distribution to jurors, litigants, witnesses and others who may request such PPE. Hand sanitization stations will be visible and available throughout our facilities. Protective microphone coverings will be available in each courtroom. Face shields will be available, as needed, for witnesses as they testify to assure that facial expressions may be observed and assessed during testimony. At least in the initial stages of the jury resumption initiative, the plans to hold jurors and conduct jury deliberations in a courtroom adjacent to the courtroom where the trial is being held will remain in place. Naturally, the trial judges will also have the flexibility to order additional measures as the judge deems necessary to address concerns expressed by jurors or litigants during the proceedings.
Through this process, we will take every step necessary to assure jurors, counsel, litigants and staff that their safety remains our primary concern and that we have taken, and will continue to take, all appropriate steps necessary to assure that safety.
05/05/21 -- Please note that the Supreme Court case of Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities v. Edge Fitness, LLC, et al., scheduled for Wednesday, May 5, at 11 a.m., will be livestreamed on CT-N at https://youtu.be/p5elFAQVjrI. It will not be livestreamed on the Supreme Court's YouTube page, as originally planned.
05/04/21 -- Notice Regarding the 2021 Client Security Fund Fee
04/29/21 -- The Supreme Court and Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society will observe Law Day on Monday, May 3, at 10 a.m., celebrating this year's theme of Advancing the Rule of Law, Now. Due to the pandemic, the ceremony will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams and streamed live for anyone to view on the Judicial Branch's YouTube page. To watch the livestream of the ceremony, click here. For anyone unavailable to watch the ceremony live, the video will be archived here.
04/27/21 -- Public Hearing on Practice Book Revisions Being Considered by the Rules Committee of the Superior Court and Practice Book Revisions Adopted by the Judges of the Superior Court on an Interim Basis in Response to the Public Health and Civil Preparedness Emergencies Declared by the Governor
04/27/21 -- Public Hearing on Practice Book Revisions to the Rules of Appellate Procedure Being Considered by the Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the Appellate Court, May 17, 2021
04/26/21 -- CT Supreme Court Eighth Term Case Advisory
04/26/21 -- The following courthouses are currently being inspected and updated with the goal of resuming operations in those courthouses as of May 17, 2021:
- Geographical Area No. 5 courthouse located at 106 Elizabeth St. in Derby
- Geographical Area No. 10 courthouse located at 112 Broad St. in New London
- Geographical Area No. 12 courthouse located at 410 Center St. in Manchester
- Judicial District Courthouse located at 155 Church St. in Putnam
- Juvenile Matters at Rockville located at 25 School St. in Rockville
04/22/21 -- April 2021 Sentence Review Docket
04/19/21 -- Each year in April, the Office of Victim Services' (OVS) joins the nation in celebration of National Crime Victims' Rights Week. This year during the week of April 18-24, 2021, the nation will promote victims' rights and honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. How Can the Office of Victim Services Help Me?
04/16/21 -- Statement from Chief Court Administrator Patrick L. Carroll III
03/30/21 -- Pursuant to Connecticut Practice Book Section 42-49A, the Court on April 14, 2021, at 2 p.m. will hear arguments regarding Motions to Seal in three cases: State v. S.E., NNH-CR19-0223144-T; State v. T.J., NNH-CR19-0341390-T; and State v. A.S., NNH-CR20-0335708-0. The hearing will be held in Courtroom 6A, 235 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06510.
03/23/21 -- Notice re: Robert Goguen v. Commissioner of Correction:
The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear arguments in this case, live in the Supreme Court courtroom, on Wednesday, March 24, at 9:30 a.m.; the case will not be livestreamed. Counsel will appear remotely on a screen in the courtroom during this hybrid hearing; the self-represented defendant will appear remotely from a correction facility in Portland, ME. Members of the public may attend, however, there is limited seating because the courtroom has been modified to comply with physical distancing guidelines and safety. All participants and attendants are expected to follow Branch safety and health protocols that are in place in response to COVID-19.
03/22/21 -- Judicial Marshal Academy - Public Notice.
03/16/21 -- Per order of the Court, and pursuant to P.B. Sec. 42-49A(f)(1), a hearing will be conducted on April 20, 2021, at 11 a.m. regarding the Motion to Seal in the matter of State of Connecticut v. G.C., TTD-CR20-739394-0. The hearing will be held at G.A. 19, 20 Park Street, Vernon-Rockville, CT 06066.
03/16/21 -- March 2021 Sentence Review Docket
03/12/21 -- Kristine Casey et al v. Governor Ned Lamont
03/04/21 -- Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson today announced that Carl Cicchetti will become Chief Clerk of the Supreme and Appellate Courts, effective April 1, 2021, succeeding Carolyn C. Ziogas, who is retiring. Attorney Cicchetti has served as an assistant clerk for the past 17 years and has also served on various Judicial Branch committees.
02/26/21 -- Removal of the Suspension of Requirements and Deadlines in Certain Non-Criminal Matters
02/25/21 -- Notice of resumption of mediation in cases in the Foreclosure Mediation Program involving non-federally backed mortgages
02/25/21 -- Foreclosure Mediation Standing Order-Resumption of Mediations
02/24/21 -- Beginning on March 1, 2021, Appellate Court oral arguments will be livestreamed on the Appellate Court's YouTube channel.
02/23/21 -- Notice of Correction to Practice Book, Appendix of Section 1-9B Changes, Section E2-71
02/19/21 -- Notice of Application for Reinstatement to the Bar for Jeffrey Weisman
02/18/21 -- Beginning on February 18, 2021, Supreme Court oral arguments will be livestreamed on the Judicial Branch's YouTube channel.
02/16/21 -- Notice of Application for Reinstatement to the Bar for Joseph Ganim
02/16/21 -- February 2021 Sentence Review Docket
02/10/21 -- Notice of Pendency of Reinstatement Application for George Hwang Continued
02/03/21 -- Update on Matters Currently Being Heard
The Judicial Branch has been conducting court business using alternatives to in-person presence since March 30, 2020, and has steadily increased the types of matters that are being handled remotely. Currently all matters, with the exception of jury trials, are being heard in Connecticut state courts.
01/29/21 -- Notice of Livestreaming of on the Record Virtual Civil and Housing Court Proceedings
01/26/21 -- Amendment to the Rules of Appellate Procedure, effective January 26, 2021
01/21/21 -- January 2021 Sentence Review Docket
01/12/21 -- Press Advisory: Chief Justice Richard Robinson Receives Recommendations From Jury Selection Task Force
01/12/21 -- Final Report of the Jury Selection Task Force
01/11/21 -- Notice Regarding 2021 Attorney Registration
01/06/21 -- Connecticut Judicial Branch Biennial Report & Statistics 2018-2020