Changes to Connecticut’s Civil Summons Form
Somebody or somebodies are hard at work at the Judicial Branch.
I’m pleased to report that logic and common sense are ruling the day.
A number of court forms have recently been updated and improved.
For starters, the civil summons form underwent a complete and much need makeover.
My favorite change is that this language was added to the form:
The following statement has been added: “The Return Date is not a hearing date.
You do not have to come to court on the Return Date unless you receive a separate notice telling you to come to court.”
I’ve come across numerous people who receive a civil summons and take the return date off from work thinking they have to be in court.
Little things make a big difference.
I credit Chief Justice Rogers for setting the tone that exactly these kinds of improvements can and do make a difference for all those involved with Connecticut’s courts.