Research guides prepared
by the Connecticut Judicial Branch law librarians:
Information from the
Connecticut Judicial Branch:
Reports - Office of Legislative Research:
What laws regulate "ambulance chasing?"
of Personal Documents Provided by Client to Attorney
- 2011-R-0208 -
You asked whether the documents
given to an attorney by a client become the attorney's property. Your
question relates to a client who gave an attorney "personal documents"
during the course of representation. Now the client wants the
documents back and the attorney will not release them.
Criminal Conduct in Grievance Committee Complaints
You asked about the process by which the Statewide
Grievance Committee (SGC) reviews complaints alleging criminal misconduct.
OLR report 2006-R-0577
describes the role of the SGC and attorney discipline
in the state.
You asked for a brief summary of the statutes and rules that can result
in the suspension or disbarment of an attorney in Connecticut. You also
asked whether as part of this disciplinary process, the grievance committee
can appoint a trustee to take over the disciplined, suspended, or disbarred
attorney's practice. Finally, you asked whether the grievance committee has
this authority separate from the disciplinary process.
Information from the
Connecticut Bar Association:
for availability and locations.
Connecticut Legal Ethics & Malpractice,
Practice Book Annotated: Rules of Professional Conduct
Professional Responsibility Reference Guide (CT Bar Association)
Connecticut Practice Book
This search displays information about firms and about attorneys who are
active or who are currently suspended, administratively suspended (for
failure to pay the Client Security Fund fee), disbarred, inactive, inactive
due to disability (pursuant to Practice Book section 2-56 et seq.), retired,
resigned and deceased.
Statewide Grievance Committee
Grievance Committee (SGC) is a body of twenty-one individuals,
comprised of fourteen attorneys and seven non-attorneys,
appointed by the judges of the Superior Court to review,
investigate and adjudicate attorney ethics matters.
Connecticut Bar Examining Committee
Connecticut Judicial Branch Court Forms
Connecticut Judicial Ethics Page
Connecticut Jury Instructions
Civil Jury Instructions -