§ 51-164s Superior Court sole trial court. Jurisdiction transferred from Court of Common Pleas and Juvenile Court
§ 51-164t Composition of Superior Court established by rule
§ 51-164u Transfer of matters and appeals pending on July 1, 1978
§ 51-164v Use of Circuit Court and Court of Common Pleas forms in the Superior Court
§ 51-164w Juvenile Court, Circuit Court and Court of Common Pleas construed to mean Superior Court as of July 1, 1978
§ 51-164x Review of order prohibiting attendance at court session; review of certain orders sealing or limiting disclosure to court documents, affidavits or files
§ 51-165 Number of judges. Retired judges. Assignment to hear housing matters and juvenile matters
§ 51-166 Annual meeting of judges
§ 51-167 Special meetings of the judges
§ 51-180 Criminal terms and sessions
§ 51-180a Special session when accused confined for want of bail
§ 51-181 Times and places for the sitting of the Superior Court
§ 51-181a Sessions at Bristol
§ 51-181b Drug docket and drug courts
§ 51-181c Community court
§ 51-181d Truancy docket. Implementation
§ 51-181e Domestic violence dockets
§ 51-182 Notice of sessions. Special sessions. Short calendar
§ 51-182d Length of family relations sessions; assignment of judges
§ 51-183 Substitute judge
§ 51-183a Judge’s inability to hold court
§ 51-183b Judgments in civil actions. Time limit
§ 51-183c Same judge not to preside at new trial
§ 51-183d Disqualified judge; proceedings not void
§ 51-183e Presiding judge or arbitrator to have casting vote
§ 51-183f Expiration of term, disability retirement, death or resignation of judge
§ 51-183g Retiring judge; unfinished matters
§ 51-183h Judge not to hear motion attacking bench warrant which he signed
§ 51-184 Adjournment of court
§ 51-185 Disposition of civil business at criminal sessions
§ 51-186 Hearings at the Connecticut Correctional Institution, Somers
§ 51-187 Court accommodations in Windham County and at Rockville
§ 51-189 Transfer of hearings before judges
§ 51-190 Trial before judge; papers filed where
§ 51-190a Filing of papers upon decision
§ 51-193b Payment of fees, costs and fines by credit card
§ 51-193c Filing of document or data by computer, facsimile transmission or other technology. Use of technology for required payments. Electronic signature and verification. Standards. Rules
§ 51-193d Moneys found in or on grounds of Superior Court presumed abandoned
§ 51-193l Appointment of magistrates. Submission of names of probate judges for approval as magistrates
§ 51-193r Compensation of magistrates
§ 51-193s Submission of names of probate judges for approval as magistrates
§ 51-193t Hearing of small claims matters by magistrate
§ 51-193u Hearing of violations and infractions by magistrate. Authority of magistrate decision. Demand for trial de novo
§ 51-194 Review division, appointment; meetings; disqualification; secretary
§ 51-195 Application for review of sentence
§ 51-196 Review of sentence or commitment. Decision
§ 51-197 Forms and rules of procedure
§ 51-197a Appeals to Appellate Court. Writs. Transfer of jurisdiction from appellate session
§ 51-197b Administrative appeals
§ 51-197c Appellate Court; judges, appointment, terms, Chief Judge
§ 51-197d Jurisdiction of appellate session
§ 51-197e Consolidation of appeals
§ 51-197f Further review by certification only

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 882

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • 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
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • 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.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • En banc: In the bench or "full bench." Refers to court sessions with the entire membership of a court participating rather than the usual quorum. U.S. courts of appeals usually sit in panels of three judges, but may expand to a larger number in certain cases. They are then said to be sitting en banc.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • 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
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • 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
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • 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.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • 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.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.