Law Source Saturdays – Connecticut

English: Mystic Seaport at Mystic, ConnecticutWhether you’re drawn to the hallowed halls of Yale University, the intriguing maritime history of Mystic Seaport, or the spectacular views from Hammonasset Beach State Park, Connecticut boasts something for everyone. Known by nicknames as diverse as “The Land of Steady Habits” and “The Nutmeg State” in the past, Connecticut has been called “The Constitution State” since 1959. Writers and readers of inspirational fiction – whether in the contemporary romance, historical mystery, or legal thriller genres – will discover that Connecticut’s unique colonial history offers fertile ground for high adventure and captivating suspense. Are you hunting for the best Connecticut legal resources to spice up your story? Then, follow me…

The south building of Berkeley College at Yale...(1) For a focused treatment of Connecticut criminal law resources, visit the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries site. Its treasures include the Connecticut Penal (Criminal) Code – Updated and Revised and an important criminal court opinions (i.e., case law) site.

(2)  For an expansive overview of all Connecticut court opinions, check out the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch’s Opinions page.

(3) If you need information about the functions and operations of the various state judicial entities in Connecticut, the Connecticut Courts page will prove an invaluable resource.

(4) The Connecticut Law Tribune is the state’s “go-to” legal newspaper. You can either purchase a subscription for full access to the site or peruse a growing archive of free articles about hot, local legal topics.

(5) If you’re writing historical novels – and need an introductory resource about the state’s legal history – explore the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries’ page entitled “Tapping the Scales of Justice – A Dose of Connecticut Legal History.” It will likely prove invaluable.

Typewriter from Juwel(6) Writers beware. According to the State of Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice, state prosecutors in Connecticut are known as “state’s attorneys,” not district attorneys. Their defense lawyer counterparts work for the State of Connecticut Division of Public Defender Services.

Interested to know which Christian fiction authors call Connecticut home? Tessa Afshar has written two well-received works of Biblical historical fiction entitled “Pearl in the Sand” and “Harvest of Rubies.” Author Joan Wolf has dabbled in Biblical and Pre-Historic fiction, Medieval Mystery, as well as Regency and Contemporary Romance. Her upcoming release, “Daughter of Jerusalem,” offers a fictionalized account of the story of Mary Magdalene.

Have you read a compelling work of fiction by a Connecticut author? Is your current WIP (work-in-progress) set in the state? Are you a died-in-the-wool Nutmegger? Tell me about it. Leave a comment below. (And, don’t forget to follow my blog via email or RSS.) Blessings!

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