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Research guides prepared by the Connecticut Judicial Branch law librarians:

Information from the Connecticut Judicial Branch:

OLR Research Reports - Office of Legislative Research:

  • "Ambulance Chasing" - 2015-R-0200
    What laws regulate "ambulance chasing?"

  • Ownership 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.

  • Allegations of Criminal Conduct in Grievance Committee Complaints - 2009-R-0173
    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.

  • Attorney Discipline - 2006-R-0577
    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: 

Library Materials

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  • Connecticut Legal Ethics & Malpractice, (3rd ed., 2016)

  • Practice Book Annotated: Rules of Professional Conduct

  • Professional Responsibility Reference Guide (CT Bar Association)

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Connecticut Practice Book

Attorney/Firm Look-up

  • Attorney/Firm Look-up
    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

The Statewide 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.

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