§ 51-1 Composition of department. Report to General Assembly
§ 51-1a Composition of Judicial Department
§ 51-1b Chief Justice of Supreme Court. Duties and powers
§ 51-1c Report of department to General Assembly
§ 51-1d Court Support Services Division. Transfer of duties of various offices, duties and personnel to Court Support Services Division
§ 51-1e Support Enforcement Services. Successor to Support Enforcement Division. Transfer of powers, duties, obligations and staff
§ 51-2 Chief Court Administrator
§ 51-3 Inability of Chief Justice to act
§ 51-5a Duties and powers of Chief Court Administrator
§ 51-5b Chief Court Administrator to establish and administer Judicial Data Processing Revolving Fund. Transfers to General Fund
§ 51-5c Automated registry of protective orders. Policies and procedures for operation of registry
§ 51-5d Chief Court Administrator to transfer certain revenue to organization administering program for use of interest earned on lawyers’ clients’ funds accounts and to Judicial Data Processing Revolving Fund
§ 51-6 Chief Court Administrator to meet with judges and Probate Court Administrator
§ 51-6a Chief Justice or Chief Court Administrator may meet with judges of any court
§ 51-6b Chief Court Administrator to identify additional secure child visitation centers
§ 51-7 Conferences of judges and members of the bar
§ 51-8 Establishment of office for administration of nonjudicial business of the Judicial Department
§ 51-9 Duties of staff of the Office of the Chief Court Administrator
§ 51-9a Alkaline paper for photocopies
§ 51-9b Portraits of retiring Chief Justices
§ 51-10 Appointment of Jury Administrator and assistants. Selection of director of security and safety of the Judicial Department
§ 51-10a Personnel Administrator
§ 51-10b Contract with Children in Placement, Inc., promoting permanency planning for children
§ 51-10c Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparity in the Criminal Justice System. Duties
§ 51-10d Judicial Branch Internet web site. Notice and information re animal-assisted therapy
§ 51-11 Judges and clerks to furnish information to Chief Court Administrator
§ 51-12 Compensation plan; employment regulations; sick leave
§ 51-13 Variance of sessions of Superior Court
§ 51-14 Rules of court. Disapproval of rules by General Assembly. Hearings
§ 51-14a Connecticut Code of Evidence. Adoption. Advisory committee
§ 51-15 Rules of procedure in certain civil actions. Small claims
§ 51-15a Consultation between judiciary committee and rules committee of Superior Court
§ 51-19 Law reports. Practice Book

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 870

  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.