§ 51-80 Admission
§ 51-80a Regulation of foreign legal consultants
§ 51-81 Investigation of qualifications of applicants for admission to the bar
§ 51-81a Certificate of registration. Fee. Renewal
§ 51-81b Occupational tax on attorneys. Collection procedure. State lien against real estate as security for tax. Interest on unpaid tax. Attorneys who are not liable for tax. Administration
§ 51-81c Program for use of interest on lawyers’ clients’ funds accounts. Applicability to entities that establish certain accounts to receive loan proceeds from a mortgage lender
§ 51-81d Client Security Fund
§ 51-81h Escrow agreement not invalid when attorney-at-law, law firm or agent is escrow holder
§ 51-84 Attorneys subject to rules
§ 51-85 Authority and powers of commissioners of the Superior Court
§ 51-86 Soliciting persons to institute actions for damages
§ 51-87 Solicitation of cases for attorneys
§ 51-87a Limitations on written communications to prospective clients
§ 51-87b Attorneys and persons affiliated with attorneys prohibited from referring persons to real estate brokers, salespersons, or mortgage brokers or lenders, for fee or commission. Penalties
§ 51-88 Practice of law by persons not admitted as attorneys. Exceptions
§ 51-89 State marshal or constable not to act as attorney in court
§ 51-89a Complaint and hearing required for suspension or disbarment
§ 51-90 State-Wide Grievance Committee. Appointment, qualifications and terms of members
§ 51-90a Powers and duties of State-Wide Grievance Committee
§ 51-90b Grievance panels. Appointment, qualifications and terms of members
§ 51-90c State-Wide Bar Counsel
§ 51-90d Grievance counsel and investigators. Powers and duties of grievance counsel
§ 51-90e Filing of complaint alleging attorney misconduct. Referral to grievance panel
§ 51-90f Investigation and determination by grievance panel of attorney misconduct
§ 51-90g Review of panel’s determination by subcommittee or State-Wide Grievance Committee
§ 51-90h Decision of State-Wide Grievance Committee
§ 51-91 Compelling testimony of witnesses. Contempt
§ 51-91a Hearing re eligibility to continue practice of law for attorney convicted of felony. Order. Suspension. Appointment of trustee
§ 51-91b Applicability of grievance procedures. Transfer of pending matters
§ 51-91c Posting of signs concerning attorney grievance procedures
§ 51-92 Grievance committees; fees and expenses
§ 51-93 Reinstatement of attorneys
§ 51-94 Evidence in proceedings to suspend, displace or remove attorneys-at-law
§ 51-94a Limitation on liability of attorney appointed to inventory files and protect interests of clients of inactive, suspended, disbarred or resigned attorney

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 876

  • another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • banks: shall include all incorporated banks. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • 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.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • 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.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.