2018 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 45a - Probate Courts and Procedure
Chapter 802h - Protected Persons and Their Property
Section 45a-673 - (Formerly Sec. 45-325). Appointment of counsel. Payment of cost for indigent persons.

Universal Citation: CT Gen Stat § 45a-673 (2018)

Unless the respondent is represented by counsel, the court shall immediately appoint counsel for the respondent. If the respondent is indigent or otherwise unable to pay for counsel, the cost for such counsel shall be established by, and paid from funds appropriated to, the Judicial Department, however, if funds have not been included in the budget of the Judicial Department for such purposes, such compensation shall be established by the Probate Court Administrator and paid from the Probate Court Administration Fund.

(P.A. 82-337, S. 6; P.A. 90-31, S. 7, 9; P.A. 96-170, S. 19, 23; P.A. 97-90, S. 5, 6.)

History: P.A. 90-31 changed payment of compensation of counsel from funds appropriated to the judicial department to the probate administration fund in an amount established by the probate court administrator; Sec. 45-325 transferred to Sec. 45a-673 in 1991; P.A. 96-170 changed funding of compensation of counsel from Probate Court Administration Fund to funds appropriated to Judicial Department, unless funds not included in budget of Judicial Department for such purpose, effective July 1, 1998; P.A. 97-90 revised effective date of P.A. 96-170 but without affecting this section.

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