Useful Websites
Legal Resources

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Legal Resources

Resources for legal aid in Connecticut.

Law Libraries and Reference

Quick Reference for Connecticut Legal Questions
This two-page document has useful links for law research. See page two for a list of Connecticut judicial branch law libraries.

Common Legal Words
A list of common legal words compiled by the Connecticut Judicial Branch. Includes general definitions (not intended as legal definitions.

 

State and Federal Courts

United States Courts
Information about U.S. Federal Courts, judges, services and forms, court records, statistics, rules, and more.

State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
Information on legal matters, Connecticut State courts, attorneys, jury, and more.

 

Legal Aid and Advice

211 Legal and Protective Services
Referrals to legal resources in the community.

Attorney/Firm Lookup
A database of attorneys and law firms; shows the licensing and disciplinary history for each attorney. From the Judicial Branch.

American Bar Association
Programs and assistance from the American Bar Associations.

CTLawHelp.org
Legal guides and free legal help for people with very low income.

Connecticut Legal Rights Project
Legal services for low income Connecticut residents with mental health conditions.

WomensLaw.org
Plain-language legal information for victims of abuse.

Connecticut Veterans Legal Center
A medical-legal partnership that works with veterans in treatment recovering from mental health issues, substance abuse, or homelessness.

Immigration Advocates Network
Training, news, and immigration assistance directory.

Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut
SLS empowers low-income people in Connecticut to obtain justice by providing tools to address their civil legal needs.

 

Statutes and Regulations

Connecticut
A browseable format of the Connecticut state laws (Connecticut General Statutes).

Connecticut
A searchable format of the Connecticut state laws (Connecticut General Statutes).

Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies
Connecticut agency regulations available through the Secretary of State’s Office.

Connecticut Ordinances and Charters
A compilation of links to Internet available municipal ordinances, charters, and regulations for Connecticut cities and towns.

 

Case Look-Up

Civil and Family Cases
This page links to several databases that allow searching of civil and family cases. Cases can be searched by party name, docket number, attorney or firm juris number, or, for eviction and foreclosure cases, property address.

Criminal and Motor Vehicle Cases
This page links to several databases that allow searching of criminal and motor vehicle cases. Convictions and pending cases can be searched by defendant or by docket number; dockets can be searched by court or by defendant. Conviction information is generally kept online for no more than 10 years; see details at the bottom of the page.

Supreme and Appellate Court Cases
This page links to several databases that allow searching of Supreme and Appellate Court cases filed from 1991 to the present. Cases can be searched by case name, party name, Supreme or Appellate Court docket number, trial court docket number, or attorney.

Connecticut Supreme Court Decisions
Decisions of the Connecticut Supreme Court, archived from 2000.

Appellate Court Decisions
Decisions of the Connecticut Appellate Court, archived from 2000.

Connecticut Superior Court Case Lookup
Public case information for Connecticut Superior Court cases. Coverage varies by case type.

Google Scholar
Web search engine which includes Connecticut reported cases from 1950 forward.

 

Registries

Department of Correction: Inmate Information Search
This database includes information about individual inmates, such as current location, bond amount, and maximum sentence. Unlike many states, Connecticut’s Dept. of Correction holds not only people who have been convicted of a crime, but people awaiting trial; therefore, not all inmates in this database have been convicted of a crime.

Sex Offender Registry
Searchable by name or geographical area. Records include photograph, date of birth, description of the offense, conviction date, and more. From the State Police.