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Quick Look at the CT Court

Quick Look at the CT Court

The CT court system is divided according to jurisdiction. Each court has specific functions and operates according to those functions. The State of CT judicial branch is comprised of the Supreme Court, which is the highest court in the State, the Superior Court, the Probate Court, and the Appellate Court. 


The Supreme Court is the highest court, making decisions regarding cases which have already been decided by lower courts. The CT judicial branch answers to the Supreme Court. If there are accusations of legal actions which may have influenced the outcome of a case in the lower courts, the Supreme Court may toss out the verdict. However the Supreme Court does not hear actual trials. 


The Superior Court, which is the next lowest in the CT judicial branch, hears a myriad of cases, including civil cases, criminal cases and family law cases.


The other courts in the State of CT judicial branch include the Appellate Courts and the Probate Court. The Probate Court handles issues with estates and wills. The Probate Court may hear cases which involve challenges to a will, including accusations that the will was written under duress. 


Each part of the State of CT judicial branch has a specific function and purpose. The different parts of the CT court system also serve as a check and balance, with each court answering to the Supreme Court if there are accusations of misconduct which influenced the outcome of a case.