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Pre-Trial Memo

Pre-Trial Memo

 

INSTRUCTIONS: CONNECTICUT PRETRIAL MEMO (Form JD-ES-47)

 

 

Prior to a Connecticut trial in which damages are being claimed, each party or their attorney claiming damages must file a form JD-ES-47. This document can be obtained from the website of the Connecticut Judicial Branch.

 

Connecticut Pretrial Memo JD-ES-47 Step 1: In the first four blank boxes, enter the name of the plaintiff, the name of the first defendant, the name of this defendant's trial counsel and their phone number.

 

Connecticut Pretrial Memo JD-ES-47 Step 2: In the next five blank boxes, enter the name of the plaintiff's trial counsel, their phone number, the name of the second defendant, the name of their trial counsel and their phone number.

 

Connecticut Pretrial Memo JD-ES-47 Step 3: In the next five blank boxes, enter the name of the intervening trial counsel, their phone number, the name of the third defendant, the name of their trial counsel, and their phone number.

 

Connecticut Pretrial Memo JD-ES-47 Step 4: In the next four blank boxes, enter the return date, the date a certificate of closed pleadings was filed, the type of claim filed and the trial date.

 

Connecticut Pretrial Memo JD-ES-47 Step 5: In the next blank box, indicate with a check mark whether you have discussed alternative dispute resolution (A.D.R.) with your client.

 

Connecticut Pretrial Memo JD-ES-47 Step 6: In the next blank box, indicate with a check mark whether your client has any objection to a referral to non-binding alternative dispute resolution.

 

Connecticut Pretrial Memo JD-ES-47 Step 7: The next section concerns your claim. Enter the day and time of the accident, if applicable.

 

Connecticut Pretrial Memo JD-ES-47 Step 8: Write a description of the claim.

 

Connecticut Pretrial Memo JD-ES-47 Step 9: In the next blank box, write the intervenor's claim.

 

Connecticut Pretrial Memo JD-ES-47 Step 10: In the next blank box, write the nature of the damages or demand.

 

Connecticut Pretrial Memo JD-ES-47 Step 11: The remainder of the first page is an optional section to document medical expenses related to an accident or injury, if applicable.

 

Connecticut Pretrial Memo JD-ES-47 Step 12: At the top of the second page, indicate with a check mark whether discovery is complete, and enter the name of the preparer, their telephone number and the name of the party being represented. The remainder of the form will be completed by a judge or judge trial referee.

 

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