Connecticut

Effective Date: N/A
State:
Connecticut
Court Type: Appellate
Implementing Authority: N/A
Status: N/A
Time Standards: Connecticut has no case processing time standards within the appellate court system.
  Connecticut Practice Book, Section 43-39 Speedy Trial

Effective Date: July 1994
State:
Connecticut
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Civil
Implementing Authority: Administrative Policy
Status: Mandatory
Time Standards: General:
(complaint to close pleadings)                        
100% within 12 months  

Contract Collection and Small Claims:
(complaint to close pleadings)                        
100% within 6 months
 

Effective Date: July 1994
State:
Connecticut
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Criminal
Implementing Authority: Chief Judge
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Felony: 

Class D and Unclassified:
 
(arrest to entry of plea)                        
100% within 90 days  

(arrest to disposition)                        
100% within 9 months  

Class B and Class C:

(arrest to entry of plea)                        
100% within 90 days  

(arrest to disposition)                        
100% within 1 year  

Class A:

(arrest to entry of plea)                        
100% within 90 days  

(arrest to disposition)
100% within 18 months  

Misdemeanor:

(arrest to entry of plea)                        
100% within 60 days  

(arrest to disposition)                        
100% within 120 days
 

Effective Date: October 1, 1997
State:
Connecticut
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Domestic
Implementing Authority: Practice Book Rule & Administrative Policy
Status: Mandatory
Time Standards: Dissolution (Of Marriage or Civil Union)/Custody/Visitation:
 
Case Management Agreement filed or must appear on Case Management Date (approximately 90 days from return date)
 

Monitoring Information: Connecticut documents court performance relevant to time standards by producing computer-generated reports with information compiled at both local and statewide levels.

Reports/summaries with time standards are available to the public through open records requests, and are published in the annual report and in court publications.

Reports/summaries are received by the clerk of court, the presiding/chief judge, the division manager, the caseflow management/delay reduction unit, the chief court administrator, the chief justice, and administrative personnel. Reports/summaries with time standards are reviewed monthly and semiannually.
Notes: For civil trial courts, Connecticut finds the most helpful measure of court timeliness to be age of pending caseload. For criminal courts, the most helpful measure is % of cases exceeding time standards classified by court location.