The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch this week announced it is expanding its remote capabilities. Among the expanded functions are:
*Non-arguable matters will be ruled on remotely and arguable motions marked ready will be scheduled for remote hearings on the record.
*Remote court trials are being scheduled and conducted.
*Individuals may apply for civil protective orders via email or fax.
*Individuals may remotely request their divorce decrees.
*Parties with non-adversarial divorces may ask that those matters be approved without having to go to court.
*Virtual courtrooms are being set up to begin conducting limited hearings in Family Support Magistrate Matters.
*A "nolle and prosecution declined" docket has been established. The docket is heard every Wednesday. Attorneys with appearances in the file will be notified through e-services.
*Family Services are conducting Assessment and Pre-Trial Supervision via telephone.
*Criminal Courts are conducting remote pre-trial conferences with a focus on cases in which a person is detained in custody on a pretrial matter.
*Remote hearings, including pleas and sentences, for incarcerated individuals are being held using "Remote Justice", a virtual courtroom technology.
To see a full list of the newly announced Expanded Remote Capabilities go the State Judicial Branch website at: https://jud.ct.gov/HomePDFs/RemoteCapabilities720.pdf