Every courthouse in the state is set up its own way, with its own procedures for court calendars and locations for courtrooms, clerk’s offices, Court Service Centers, and Family Services offices, so don’t be afraid to ask for help at the courthouse.
You should get to court at least 30 minutes early on your hearing date. It takes time to get into the courthouse because everyone must go through a metal detector. Bring copies of your forms and anything else you want to show the court. If you are not sure where to go inside the courthouse, ask at the clerk’s office or the Court Service Center. Some courts “call” the names of the cases on the calendar (to see who is present) at the start of the day, but some do not. If they do call the names of the cases, you will need to be there when they do to let them know you are in the courthouse. If you are not there at the start of the day, it is possible that your case may not be heard that day.
Forms and information are available on the Connecticut judicial website at www.jud.ct.gov.