§ 51-198 Constitution of Supreme Court; retired judges, terms, participation in meetings; deliberation and participation in disposition of case after age of seventy
§ 51-198a Law clerks
§ 51-199 Jurisdiction
§ 51-199a Short title: Uniform Certification of Questions of Law Act
§ 51-199b Uniform Certification of Questions of Law Act
§ 51-200 Terms and special sessions
§ 51-201 Chief clerk of the Supreme Court
§ 51-202 Court docket
§ 51-203 Assignment of cases
§ 51-204 Quorum; judges called in
§ 51-205 Judges released from judicial duties on Superior Court, exception
§ 51-206 Adjournment in absence of judges
§ 51-207 Composition of panel. Summoning of court members or other judges to constitute panel
§ 51-208 Judgment by agreement of parties
§ 51-209 Majority of judges on panel to concur in decision. Procedure when court evenly divided
§ 51-210 Costs of preparation and transmission of records in appealed cases
§ 51-211 Notice of decisions

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 883

  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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.
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • 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.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.