Connecticut State Division of Public Defender Services
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS, CONNECTICUT JUDICIAL BRANCH OPERATIONS HAVE BEEN CONSOLIDATED INTO 6 COURTHOUSES IN HARTFORD, NEW HAVEN, BRIDGEPORT WATERBURY AND NEW LONDON. THE PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE WILL BE OPEN IN THOSE COURTHOUSES WITH A SKELETON CREW. ONLY ARRAIGNMENTS ARE BEING DOCKETED. ALL OTHER CASES WILL BE CONTINUED BY THE CLERK’S OFFICE.
Please go to www.jud.ct.gov to see where your case will be heard or to check for your continuance dates, as you may be unable to contact your lawyer during this time. If you have a question about an arraignment case, please contact the Public Defender office at the open courthouse. If there is an emergency, you can contact the Office of Chief Public Defender at 860 509 6400.