CHAPTER 881*
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

*1941 act held constitutional. 130 C. 122.

Table of Contents

Sec. 51-141a. Reference to Circuit Court deemed to mean Court of Common Pleas.
Sec. 51-141b.
Secs. 51-142 to 51-146. Constitution of Court of Common Pleas; senior judges, terms, powers. Annual meeting of judges; meeting with judges of Superior Court. Special meetings of judges. Substitute judges. Clerks and clerical staff.
Sec. 51-146a. Persons employed by Circuit Court on December 31, 1974, transferred to Court of Common Pleas.
Sec. 51-146b.
Secs. 51-147 to 51-152. Salaries and expenses of clerks and assistant clerks; full-time, part-time requirements. Prosecuting attorneys. Court accommodations in Windham, Middlesex and Tolland Counties. Criminal terms.
Sec. 51-153.
Secs. 51-154 to 51-156. Civil business at criminal terms. Civil terms: When and where held; at Bristol. Times and places of sessions to be determined by Chief Judge.
Secs. 51-156a and 51-156b.
Secs. 51-156c to 51-157. Short calendar, small claims, night sessions; special sessions; construction and acquisition of new courthouses; office of chief family relations officer abolished. Notice of sessions; assignment of judges.
Sec. 51-157a.
Secs. 51-157b to 51-160. Family relations matters transferred from Superior Court: Terms and sessions for hearing; power of court or judge. Adjournment of court. Rooms for special sessions. Place of trial need not be designated.
Sec. 51-161.
Secs. 51-162 to 51-164. Files and judgments of court held in Stamford to be recorded and preserved in Stamford. Transfer of hearings before judge. Records may be rewritten.
Sec. 51-164a.
Secs. 51-164b and 51-164c. Prosecuting attorneys and associates not to practice criminal law. New trial; rehearing.
Sec. 51-164d.
Sec. 51-164e.
Secs. 51-164f and 51-164g. Instruction of jury; judgment notwithstanding verdict. Practice and procedure; orders and rules.
Sec. 51-164h.
Sec. 51-164i. Commission to study the court. Duties. Report.


Sec. 51-141a. Reference to Circuit Court deemed to mean Court of Common Pleas. Section 51-141a is repealed.
(P.A. 74-183, S. 286, 291; P.A. 76-436, S. 79, 681.)

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Sec. 51-141b. Transferred to Chapter 882, Sec. 51-164v.

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Secs. 51-142 to 51-146. Constitution of Court of Common Pleas; senior judges, terms, powers. Annual meeting of judges; meeting with judges of Superior Court. Special meetings of judges. Substitute judges. Clerks and clerical staff. Sections 51-142 to 51-146, inclusive, are repealed.
(1949 Rev., S. 7595, 7598, 7604, 7609, 7610; 1953, S. 3105d; June, 1955, S. 3132d; 1957, P.A. 446, S. 3; March, 1958, P.A. 27, S. 56; 1963, P.A. 394, S. 1; February, 1965, P.A. 331, S. 14; 1967, P.A. 243, S. 1; 656, S. 27, 28; 1969, P.A. 249; P.A. 74-183, S. 2, 59, 291; 74-309, S. 12, 17; P.A. 75-145, S. 1, 2; 75-167, S. 1, 2; 75-530, S. 6, 35; 75-578, S. 11; P.A. 76-388, S. 1, 6; 76-436, S. 79, 681; P.A. 77-452, S. 65, 72.)
See Sec. 51-6a re authority of Chief Justice or Chief Court Administrator to meet with judges of any court.

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Sec. 51-146a. Persons employed by Circuit Court on December 31, 1974, transferred to Court of Common Pleas. Obsolete.
(P.A. 74-183, S. 15, 291.)

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Sec. 51-146b. Transferred to Chapter 870, Sec. 51-10a.

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Secs. 51-147 to 51-152. Salaries and expenses of clerks and assistant clerks; full-time, part-time requirements. Prosecuting attorneys. Court accommodations in Windham, Middlesex and Tolland Counties. Criminal terms. Sections 51-147 to 51-152, inclusive, are repealed.
(1949 Rev., S. 3606, 3608, 3612, 7596, 7602, 7603, 7611, 7612; 1949, S. 3106d, 3108d; November, 1955, S. N226; September, 1957, P.A. 11, S. 36; March, 1958, P.A. 27, S. 53, 57; 1959, P.A. 152, S. 68; 1963, P.A. 642, S. 44, 45; February, 1965, P.A. 516, S. 2; P.A. 73-635, S. 1; P.A. 76-436, S. 79, 681.)
See Sec. 51-27c re court accommodations at Rockville, Putnam and Willimantic.
See Sec. 51-27d re Administrative Services Commissioner's authority to lease realty for Superior Court facilities.

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Sec. 51-153. Transferred to Chapter 882, Sec. 51-180a.

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Secs. 51-154 to 51-156. Civil business at criminal terms. Civil terms: When and where held; at Bristol. Times and places of sessions to be determined by Chief Judge. Sections 51-154 to 51-156, inclusive, are repealed.
(1949 Rev., S. 7597, 7599, 7601; 1953, S. 3107d; 1957, P.A. 446, S. 1, 4; 651, S. 24; March, 1958, P.A. 27, S. 54; 1963, P.A. 642, S. 47, 48; February, 1965, P.A. 204, S. 1; 331, S. 18; 339, S. 2; 1967, P.A. 319; P.A. 76-436, S. 248, 260, 264, 681.)

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Secs. 51-156a and 51-156b. Transferred to Chapter 871, Secs. 51-27a and 51-27b, respectively.

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Secs. 51-156c to 51-157. Short calendar, small claims, night sessions; special sessions; construction and acquisition of new courthouses; office of chief family relations officer abolished. Notice of sessions; assignment of judges. Sections 51- 156c to 51-157, inclusive, are repealed.
(1949 Rev., S. 7600; 1957, P.A. 446, S. 5; 651, S. 25; 1959, P.A. 28, S. 22; 1963, P.A. 642, S. 49; February, 1965, P.A. 331, S. 19; 1967, P.A. 121, S. 1; P.A. 73-611; P.A. 74-183, S. 46, 64, 291; P.A. 75-152, S. 1, 2; 75-530, S. 7, 9, 35; 75- 612, S. 1, 2; P.A. 76-108, S. 2, 3; 76-388, S. 2, 3, 6; 76-436, S. 271, 681; P.A. 77-452, S. 14, 33, 72; 77-576, S. 40, 65.)

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Sec. 51-157a. Transferred to Chapter 882, Sec. 51-182o.

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Secs. 51-157b to 51-160. Family relations matters transferred from Superior Court: Terms and sessions for hearing; power of court or judge. Adjournment of court. Rooms for special sessions. Place of trial need not be designated. Sections 51-157b to 51-160, inclusive, are repealed.
(1949 Rev., S. 7605, 7606, 7618; 1959, P.A. 152, S. 69; 1963, P.A. 642, S. 50; 1971, P.A. 870, S. 5, 16, 17; P.A. 74- 183, S. 280, 291; P.A. 76-436, S. 504, 656, 681; P.A. 77-614, S. 73, 610; P.A. 78-280, S. 126, 127; 78-331, S. 54, 58.)

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Sec. 51-161. Transferred to Chapter 882, Sec. 51-190a.

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Secs. 51-162 to 51-164. Files and judgments of court held in Stamford to be recorded and preserved in Stamford. Transfer of hearings before judge. Records may be rewritten. Sections 51-162 to 51-164, inclusive, are repealed.
(1949 Rev., S. 7608, 7617; 1957, P.A. 446, S. 8, 9; P.A. 76-436, S. 79, 80, 91, 681.)

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Sec. 51-164a. Transferred to Chapter 886, Sec. 51-286a.

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Secs. 51-164b and 51-164c. Prosecuting attorneys and associates not to practice criminal law. New trial; rehearing. Sections 51-164b and 51-164c are repealed.
(1959, P.A. 28, S. 12, 28; P.A. 74-183, S. 62, 65, 291; P.A. 76-436, S. 79, 654, 681.)

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Sec. 51-164d. Transferred to Chapter 884, Sec. 51-239b.

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Sec. 51-164e. Transferred to Chapter 884, Sec. 51-239a.

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Secs. 51-164f and 51-164g. Instruction of jury; judgment notwithstanding verdict. Practice and procedure; orders and rules. Sections 51-164f and 51-164g are repealed.
(1959, P.A. 28, S. 35, 36; P.A. 74-183, S. 69, 70, 291; P.A. 76-436, S. 79, 681.)

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Sec. 51-164h. Transferred to Chapter 877, Sec. 51-95a.

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Sec. 51-164i. Commission to study the court. Duties. Report. Obsolete.
(P.A. 74-183, S. 288, 289, 291; 74-338, S. 77, 94.)

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