CT Judicial Branch Announces Intent to Close Bristol Courthouse

From the CT Judicial Branch:

Chief Court Administrator Patrick L. Carroll III today announced the Judicial Branch’s intent to
close the Bristol Geographical Area No. 17 Courthouse, effective at the end of the business day on
Friday, August 30, 2019. Effective Tuesday, September 3, 2019, all cases from Bristol will be heard
at the New Britain Judicial District courthouse (the New Britain Geographical Area No. 15

Judge Carroll noted that the Judicial Branch has already starting working with Bristol Mayor Ellen
Zoppo-Sassu, Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane and Chief Public Defender Christine Perra Rapillo
to facilitate the closing of GA 17, located at 131 N. Main St., and transfer of the cases to the
New Britain courthouse at 20 Franklin Square.

“We are very grateful to Mayor Zoppo-Sassu for understanding why this move is necessary and
beneficial to all parties,” Judge Carroll said. “Moreover, given the daily challenges that the
Judicial Branch, prosecutors and public defenders continue to face because of reduced resources,
this move allows us to position those resources more effectively, and thus
provide the best services possible to the people we serve.”