Librarian assistance

Information and Services for Public Librarians

The Connecticut Judicial Branch law librarians are dedicated to providing access to quality legal resources and assistance, not only to the legal community, but also to the general public. The purpose of this web page is to acquaint you with some of the services offered by our law libraries so that together we can better serve our community.
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Classes and Tours We offer legal research programs specifically for librarians at your library. We also offer tours of your local Judicial Branch law library.
Collection Suggestions We offer collection assistance, including evaluation and suggestions for law collections in your library.
A law librarian can visit your library or speak with you on the phone about your law collections. More information...
Educational Resources Law-Related Education Resources - Collection of links to online materials for teachers, librarians, and students
Educational Resources - Resources designed to enhance the public's understanding of the CT court system
Speakers Bureau - The Judicial Branch maintains a panel of Judges and other court officials interested in speaking to community audiences on a wide range of court-related topics.
Legal Resources New Haven Law LibrarianAsk a Law Librarian - Send an email or call a law library
Law by Subject - Self-help legal information by topic (Explanation of Law by Subject video)
Research Guides - In-depth legal research guides by topic (Explanation of Research Guide video)
Connecticut Ordinances and Charters - A listing of online charters and ordinances by town
Public Librarian ADA Information Card
Public Records Online - Business records, case look-up, physician profile, prisoner look-up, license verification, and much more
Representing Yourself
Office of Legislative Research Reports
Quick References for Connecticut Legal Questions
Quick References for Federal Legal Questions
Legal Terms and Citations Common Legal Words - Glossary created by the Connecticut Judicial Branch
Understanding Connecticut Legal Citations - One-page guide that explains how to decipher citations to CT case law, statutes, and regulations
Librarians' Favorites
External Link
Elder Law - Elder law information and forms for powers of attorney, living wills, nursing homes, housing, benefits and much more --
Connecticut Network for Legal Aid - Easy to read booklets about consumer, employment, family, housing, and school law. Contact information for legal assistance in civil matters to low-income persons
How to Research a Legal Problem: A Guide for Non-Lawyers - This guide is intended to help a person with a legal problem find legal rules that can resolve or prevent conflict - American Association of Law Libraries
United Way of Connecticut - eLibrary of legal information on many frequently asked legal questions