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Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries

Posted by Library Blog on 05/07/2008 at 12:00 AM

For those of you who will be working in a legal job in Connecticut, do not overlook the resources of the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries.  There are fifteen law libraries located in courthouses around the state.  These libraries are for use by legal professionals and the public.  Library staff provide reference assistance, interlibrary loan, and copy/fax services.  Please note that circulation of library materials is limited to officers of the court and pro se patrons. 

Check out the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries website for a wealth information on Connecticut law and practice.  At the website are links for opinions issued by the various courts, court forms, statutes, court rules, pathfinders and research guides.  The research guides section consists of a few bibliographies, the Connecticut Family Law Notebooks, “Connecticut Law About...” series, links to official state publications, some legislative histories, and pathfinders.  The pathfinders focus on three areas: civil practice and procedure; family, juvenile, and domestic relations; and property.  Keep in mind that these pathfinders and research guides are intended to be a starting point for research and that help from a Connecticut law librarian is only a phone call or email away!