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Connecticut Law Libraries 

Connecticut Law Library Network
The Law Libraries are dedicated to providing access to quality legal resources and assistance to all Connecticut residents.

University of Connecticut Law School

Thomas J Meskill Law Library  Hartford, CT  

Provides access to legal materials and reference to the bench, bar and members of the public.  Open evenings, Saturdays & Sundays during the academic year.

Discover Resources from the Connecticut Judicial Branch

The Connecticut Judicial Branch offers services to individuals trying to navigate the legal process.  Services below are just several examples of the range of resources available to Connecticut residents.


Court Service Centers
Created to provide resources and assistance to court patrons, including the self-represented, attorneys, and other members of the public.  The Centers are located in Judicial District courthouses. Staff by Judicial Branch employees, several who are multi-lingual.  Staff provides procedural information, docket and case information, notary services, and can also assist with proper completion of court forms.

Referral Services
‚ÄčThese services are divided into multiple substantive areas, including Divorce/Custody, Foreclosure and Small Claims.  These clinics are manned by volunteer attorneys. 

Best Lawyers in America - Connecticut 2017

Law by Subject:  Each law subject page is a collection of links to Internet resources that provide information on a specific legal subject.  Pages may include statutes, regulations, court rules, Office of Legislative Research reports, information agency material and research guides,  Sample topics include: Landlord. Tenant, Divorce, Probate Law and Small Claims. 

Research Guides:  Each of the in-depth research guides quote extensively from and link to statutes, court rules and case law.  Also included are citations to treatises and encyclopedias.  Topics include specific parts of Civil Practice, Juvenile Law, Family Law and Property Law.  

Resources for Educators and Students:  A collection of links to state Judicial resources that provide information on a specific legal subject.  Sample links include: Common Legal Word, Judicial Statistics, Law-related educational resources.

Legal Information Institute
A not-for-profit group that believes everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them. We carry out this vision by: Publishing law online; Creating materials that help people understand law; and Exploring new technologies that make it easier for people to find the law.


Westport Library Law Databases

Access to Connecticut Law

Access to Connecticut Regulations and Local Ordiances

Connecticut Regulations
Rules are based on and meant to carry out specific piece of Connecticut legislation.  Regulations are enforced usually by the regulatory agency mandated to do so.

Connecticut Ordinances and Charters by Town
Rules are based on and meant to carry out specific piece of local legislation.