On June 29, courthouses in Danbury, Danielson, Milford and Stamford will resume partial operations. This will bring the number of open courthouses to 17: the Supreme and Appellate courts, 13 Superior Court locations and two juvenile court locations. As a result, one Superior Court courthouse will be open in each of the 13 Judicial Districts.
The Judicial Branch is also planning to expand its hours and days of operations. Starting the week of June 15, all open courthouse locations will be open each day, Monday through Friday. The hours for the public will be Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday though Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Starting the week of June 29, the Danbury, Milford, Stamford and Danielson courthouses will be open to the public during the same hours, Monday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Starting the week of July 6, open courthouse locations will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Most work within the open court locations will continue to focus on those most pressing matters such as domestic violence cases, restraining orders, emergency child custody matters, juvenile detention hearings, and all other emergency matters.
“We continue to plan for increasing expansion of the Branch’s physical footprint and all business operations in a way that places personal safety of the public, the bar and employees at the forefront while also balancing the requirement to continue to provide expanded access,” Chief Court Administrator Patrick L. Carroll III said.
According to Judge Carroll, over the course of a few weeks, family court has held over 600 remote status or settlement conferences and has disposed of more than 300 divorce cases remotely.