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State Courts in Connecticut

Supreme-court proceedings that does not include witness testimonies or the testimonies of the plaintiff or defendant, instead, the court requires a legal brief prepared by legal administration from each side before the appointed date of appearance. The attorneys present their opposing arguments on behalf of the client before the judge. The court takes each argument into consideration and thoroughly evaluates the evidence presented and renders a decision according to what is feasible under the U.S. Constitution. Verdicts under the Supreme Court are lengthy; it may take several months before a decision has been reached.

Probate-handles the most sensitive cases for the disabled, elderly, and/or adolescents who are unable to help themselves during legal matters. Probate protects the rights of the aforementioned individuals.

Appellate-consists of paralegals and lawyers that process paperwork from the supreme and appellate court. A case manager is assigned to a case number and follows through on the case from beginning to end. The manager monitors and reviews all of the documents and waits for the appeal. Once the appeal has been filed the manager conducts a comprehensive analysis of the information presented from a jurisdictional and procedural aspect. The case manager double checks the case files to ensure that all the necessary documents are included. In the event information or documentation is missing, the case may be subjected to dismissal unless there is additional information that may be admissible in civil court. (State of Connecticut Judicial Branch (2003).

Superior-handles cases and events for various situations that may include but are not limited to small claims, family court, zoning, jurisdiction, mediation, etc.

How does the state court system operate?

The court system basis its rulings and/or considerations on the application of the Common Law system. The court is comprised up of a two sided argument of a plaintiff and a defendant. Both parties gather all of their documentation in order to prove their case before a judge. Each case is categorized based on a three-tiered system depending on area of importance (Lovorn, 2002).

Now on to federal courts. In what court is the federal government's judicial power vested?
What are the inferior courts, and in which court would a federal suit first be heard?

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What are the different state courts in Connecticut?

Supreme-court proceedings that does not include witness testimonies or the testimonies of the plaintiff or defendant, instead, the court requires a legal brief prepared by legal administration from each side before the appointed date of appearance. The attorneys present their opposing arguments on behalf of the client before the judge. The court takes each argument into consideration and thoroughly evaluates the evidence presented and renders a decision according to what is feasible under the U.S. Constitution. Verdicts under the Supreme Court are lengthy; it may take several months before a decision has been reached.

Probate-handles the most sensitive cases for the disabled, elderly, and/or adolescents who are unable to help themselves during legal matters. Probate protects the rights of the aforementioned individuals.

Appellate-consists of paralegals and lawyers that process paperwork from the supreme and appellate court. A case manager is assigned to a case number and follows through on the case from beginning to end. The manager monitors and reviews all of the documents and waits for the appeal. Once the appeal has been filed the manager conducts a comprehensive analysis of the information presented from a jurisdictional and procedural aspect. ...

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Supreme-court proceedings that does not include witness testimonies or the testimonies of the plaintiff or defendant, instead, the court requires a legal brief prepared by legal administration from each side before the appointed date of appearance. The attorneys present their opposing arguments on behalf of the client before the judge. The court takes each argument into consideration and thoroughly evaluates the evidence presented and renders a decision according to what is feasible under the U.S. Constitution. Verdicts under the Supreme Court are lengthy; it may take several months before a decision has been reached.

Probate-handles the most sensitive cases for the disabled, elderly, and/or adolescents who are unable to help themselves during legal matters. Probate protects the rights of the aforementioned individuals.

Appellate-consists of paralegals and lawyers that process paperwork from the supreme and appellate court. A case manager is assigned to a case number and follows through on the case from beginning to end. The manager monitors and reviews all of the documents and waits for the appeal. Once the appeal has been filed the manager conducts a comprehensive analysis of the information presented from a jurisdictional and procedural aspect. The case manager double checks the case files to ensure that all the necessary documents are included. In the event information or documentation is missing, the case may be subjected to dismissal unless there is additional information that may be admissible in civil court. (State of Connecticut Judicial Branch (2003).

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