Connecticut Court Visitation Program

The 2012-2013 Connecticut Court Visitation Program will be conducted from October 15, 2012 until June 5, 2013. The Connecticut Bar Association organizes court tours in GA (Geographical Area) courts for middle and high school students statewide and is seeking volunteers from the CBA for this program.

The CBA relies on our volunteer attorneys to guide the class through the tour, explaining court procedures and introducing court personnel. Students may observe the lock-up, explore the law library and/or sit in a courtroom to observe an arraignment session, civil or criminal trial or other court proceedings. The tour is then followed up with a question and answer session. Additionally, the CBA may call on their volunteer attorneys to speak with students in their classrooms before they visit the courthouse.

“Since its inception in 1980, the Connecticut Court Visitation Program has become a standard part of the curriculum in many schools in the state and over 84,000 students from public and private middle schools and high schools throughout the state have participated in the program.” Superior Court Judge Seymour L. Hendel, chair of the court Visitation Program Committee stated.

To register as a volunteer please contact Melissa Wyckoff at (860)612-2036 or

The Connecticut Court Visitation Program is co-sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association, Connecticut Judges Association, and the Connecticut Judicial Branch.

Volunteer attorneys in the program can look forward to reading how their service made an impact on Connecticut schools in future issues of the Connecticut Lawyer magazine.