It is the rare court system today that does not grapple with the effects of squeezed local and state economies, high unemployment rates, aging populations, and more demands for state and federal services. Connecticut, while among the wealthiest of the United States, is no different; its unemployment rate soaring to over 10 percent at times and its tax revenues declining. Nevertheless, the Connecticut Judicial Branch has not only managed to meet the demands of the public but has developed new and costeffective initiatives designed to meet its stated mission of resolving matters in a fair, timely, open, and efficient manner