§ 51-51v Appointment of chief clerks and assistants. Clerk for Centralized Infractions Bureau. Clerks for housing matters
§ 51-51w Collection of fees by clerks. Expenses
§ 51-52 General duties of clerks
§ 51-52a Powers of clerks and clerical assistants
§ 51-52b Certification re authority of justice of the peace or commissioner of the Superior Court in the judicial district of Fairfield or Stamford-Norwalk
§ 51-53 Clerks to give notice of decrees of court by mail or electronic delivery
§ 51-54 Completing records
§ 51-55 Judgments of default or nonsuit
§ 51-56 Accounting for receipts by clerks of Supreme, Superior and Common Pleas Court. Removal from office. Accounting on death or removal
§ 51-56a Accounting for receipts by court clerks. Remittance of certain amounts to municipalities. Additional fees to fund police training. Surcharge for violations
§ 51-57 Superior Court clerks. Oath. Full-time duties. Criminal defense prohibited
§ 51-58 Court seals. Filing of official seals with Secretary of the State
§ 51-59 Clerks’ offices, when open

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 873

  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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.
  • oath: shall include affirmations in cases where by law an affirmation may be used for an oath, and, in like cases, the word "swear" shall include the word "affirm". See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Ordinance: means an enactment under the provisions of section 7-157. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • 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.
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.