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This blog will sometimes be scholarly, sometimes purely practical, and sometimes just musings by members of the firm on life in the appellate courts and on professional responsibility.

When we comment on cases, we do so with care, but you should always read the cases yourself before using them for any reason.

When one of us muses on matters, it may or may not reflect the innermost thoughts of the others. Feel free to ask.

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June 12, 2020

By order of the Chief Justice on June 10, 2020, the suspension of all Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Court filings was lifted.  The precise language of the order is as follows:

Notice Regarding Amendment to Executive Order No. 7G

On March 20, 2020, notice was issued t...

August 22, 2019

This time each year, I review cases from the past year for possible inclusion in the West Annotation of the Superior Court Civil Rules.*  There are often splits of authority amongst trial courts in the application or interpretation of the Practice Book rules.  As I res...

March 27, 2019

In March 2019, the Connecticut Supreme Court announced a new policy regarding the solicitation of amicus briefs.  Previously, the Court had issued invitations to specific organizations in some cases to submit amicus briefs.  Under the new policy, the Court will issue a...

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