Appellate Court
Upcoming Visits

CREC Academy of International Studies 6-12, Bloomfield, CT - April 25, 2024

Press Release

Cases to be heard -

  • David Belton v. Endri Dragoi et al.
  • Lloyd Carty v. Merchant 99-111 Founders. LLC

  • On Circuit Program

    Bringing Real-Life Court Cases to Students and the Community

    The Appellate Court provides high school and college students with the opportunity to observe oral arguments in actual court cases through its popular "On Circuit" program. Each year, the court selects a school at which to hear arguments, with the goal of educating students about the role and responsibilities of the appellate system through this interactive and engaging real-life experience.

    All arguments are open to the public and members of the community are welcome to attend.

    Several people are involved with the planning process once a site is selected, including Appellate Court staff and school faculty and volunteer attorneys who prepare the students on what to expect the day of the arguments. Two cases are typically argued on the day of the event, and after each argument, the attorneys who argued the case participate in a question-and-answer session with the students

    Since 1996, when the program began, the Appellate Court has visited more than 20 high schools and colleges throughout the state. If you are interested in having the Court visit your school, please email

    List of schools/colleges the Appellate Court has visited
    Cases the Appellate Court has heard as part of the program

    All Photos courtesy of Norwich Free Academy