COVID-19



“How are the courts responding and what do I need to know?”

COVID-19 has materially changed the landscape of the Connecticut court system, but it is important to understand that the courts remain open. Currently, the only matters that are addressed in physical courthouses are “Priority 1 Business Functions.” For Family Law purposes, this includes emergency ex parte applications for custody, and applications for relief from abuse. On May 7, 2020, the Judicial Branch announced that status conferences and pretrials will be scheduled and conducted virtually. Confused about where this leaves your family and your case? Learn more by contacting the Law Offices of Amy Calvo MacNamara, LLC and reviewing the posts below.

Stamford Superior Court Announces Plans to Reopen on a Limited Basis

On May 8, the Stamford Superior Court announced plans to reopen the Stamford courthouse following Memorial Day. It is expected...
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Judicial Branch Announces Expansion of Remote Access

Today, the Judicial Branch announced the expansion of remote access to the courts. Beginning on May 11, 2020, Connecticut family...
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Judicial Branch Updates Financial Affidavit Guidelines for Remote Processing of Agreements

Following queries from the Family Law Section, the Judicial Branch immediately updated the guidelines regarding remote filings to indicate that...
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Guidelines for Remote Hearings and Filings Issued

In a remarkable coordinated between the Executive Branch, the Judicial Branch, and the bar, the Chief Administrative Judge for Family,...
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Certain Hearings for May and June Cancelled

The Chief Administrative Judge for Family, the Honorable Michael A. Albis, issued a notice that all family trials and hearings...
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Executive Order Aids Family Law Litigants

Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 7CC, which paves the way for courts to accept the remote filing...
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Branch Rolls Out a Plan for Family Law

Today, the Judicial Branch rolled out a plan to address many of the concerns that face family law clients and...
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Court Operating Days Reduced

Beginning on April 14, 2020, all remaining operational courthouses will be closed...
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New Procedure for Remote TROs

The Chief Administrative Judge for Family Matters, Michael Albis, issued guidance for the remote filing of Temporary Restraining Orders...
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Additional Court Closures

The Judicial Branch has closed the Milford and Middletown courthouses....
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Stamford Superior Court Closes

The Judicial Branch has closed the Stamford Superior Court until further notice.
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Courthouse Hours Reduced

Effective March 31, 2020, all courts will be open on Monday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Tuesday through...
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 Judicial Branch Issues New Protocols for Courthouses

The Branch has issued a new protocols regarding individuals in the courthouses. For Family Law purposes...
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Danbury Courthouse Closes

The Judicial Branch has closed the Danbury Judicial Courthouse due to a confirmed case of COVID-19.
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Rules Committee Issues Rules Changes

The Rules Committee issued a number of Practice Book Rules changes today...
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Family Law Section Creates a COVID-19 Response Committee

Today, Attorney Amy MacNamara, as Chair of the statewide Family Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, created the COVID-19...
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Judicial Branch Limits Number of Open Courthouses

The Judicial Branch has limited the number of courthouses open to the public in order to address the concerns posed...
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Connecticut Bar Association Creates Taskforce

The Connecticut Bar Association has created a COVID-19 Taskforce in order to facilitate...
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Restriction of Matters

Today, the Judicial Branch implemented certain procedures in recognition of the public health emergency declared over the spread of COVID-19....
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