NOTICE: DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS, CONNECTICUT JUDICIAL BRANCH OPERATIONS HAVE BEEN CONSOLIDATED INTO ONE COURTHOUSE IN EACH JUDICIAL DISTRICT. THE PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE WILL BE OPEN IN THOSE COURTHOUSES WITH A SKELETON CREW. ONLY ARRAIGNMENTS ARE BEING DOCKETED. ALL OTHER CASES HAVE BEEN CONTINUED BY THE CLERK’S OFFICE. Please go to www.jud.ct.gov for the list of open courthouses 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 OCPD website.

Chief Public Defender Christine Perra Rapillo

OCPD Building

Striving to ensure justice and a fair and unbiased system, the Connecticut Division of Public Defender Services zealously promotes and protects the rights, liberty and dignity of all clients entrusted to us. We are committed to holistic representation that recognizes clients as individuals, fosters trust, and prevents unnecessary and wrongful conviction.

About Division of Public Defender Services

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Office of Chief Public Defenders

30 Trinity Street, 4th Floor
Hartford CT 06106
Phone Number: (860) 509-6400
Fax: (860) 509-6495