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In the absence of the chief judge, who to preside.
In the absence of two judges, how the court is to be formed.
Chief judge may call a special court. Judges may adjourn the courts.
When a court is not formed, how to proceed.
Sheriff may adjourn the court.
Courts may appoint their clerks and county treasurers.
Clerk's duty and power.
Presiding judge to have a casting vote.
the matter or thing in demand shall not exceed the sum of
time being, of the county courts, whenever there shall be
an equal division of opinion, on any question before said courts, shall have a casting voice. The like power and authority, every president or moderator, in any civil court, arbitration, meeting, or assembly, shall exercise, in similar cases, except when the law provides otherwise.
sect. 21. The county courts may alter and establish rules of practice, in their respective courts; may direct when pleas shall be filed and entered ; may make such rules and regulations as to them shall seem proper, relative to the admission and practice of attornies; may approve of, admit, and cause to be sworn as attornies, such persons as are qualified therefor, agreeably to the rules established, which admission shall be registered by the clerk; and no person not thus admitted, (except in his own cause,) shall be admitted or allowed to plead at the bar of any court; nor shall more than one attorney be allowed to plead on the same side of any cause, except wherein the title of land, or right of way, may be in question, or the sum in demand shall exceed forty dollars; and in no case, shall more than two attornies be admitted to plead, on the same side. And said attornies shall be under the direction of the courts before whom they plead; and said courts may fine them, not exceeding one dollar for any one offence against their rules, or suspend, or displace them, for transgressing the rules of pleading, or other rules, or regulations established by said courts, or for other just cause. sect. 22. And the county courts in each county, shall appoint one attorney for the state, who shall prosecute, manage, and plead in the county where appointed, in all matters proper for, and in behalf of the state ; and who shall hold his office for two years, unless sooner removed by said courts. Each attorney for the state, before entering upon the duties of his office. shall take the oath prescribed by the constitution for executive officers, and shall give bond, with surety, to the treasurer of the state, and to his acceptance, in the sum of three thousand dollars, conditioned that such attorney shall annually account for, and pay over, according to law, all monies belonging to the state, which he may receive as attorney for the state. And whenever the attorney for the state shall be absent or disqualified to act in any cause, the county or superior court before whom the same is pending, may appoint a special attorney for the prosecution of the cause in question ; and also, on application of the attorney for the state, may appoint an assistant attorney, to aid in the prosecution of any suit, information or indictment. sect. 23. The county courts, in the respective counties, are hereby authorized and directed to take care of all the property, real and personal, in their respective counties, which belongs to such county; and the same to let, demise and manage, for the benefit of such county; and when they shall judge expedient, may sell or purchase
County courts may establish rules of practice;
no other person to plead ;
how many attornies in an action;
to be under the direction of the courts ; may be fined, suspended or displaced.
State attornies to be appointed.
Term of office. Oath.
County courts to take care of county pro-"
Times and places of holding courts in Hartford county.
real estate ; and all conveyances of estates, to, or from
Courts of probate constituted.
Their power and duty.
Probate districts established.
shall be one district, and be called the district of Guilford. The towns of Woodbury, Southbury, Roxbury, Bethlehem, and the society of Judea, in the town of Washington, shall be one district, and called the district of Woodbury. The towns of East-Haddam, Colchester, Marlborough, the part of Chatham, south of Saimon river, and the part of Salem that was formerly a part of Colchester. shall be one district, and be called the district of East-Haddam. The towns of Litchfield, Goshen, Torrington, Cornwall, Harwinton, Warren, and Washington, (except the society of Judea) shall be one district, and be called the district of Litchfield. The towns of Stamford, Greenwich, and Darien, shall be one district, and be called the district of Stamford. The towns of Danbury, Reading, Ridgefield, and New-Fairfield, shall be one district, and be called the district of Danbury. The towns of Norwich, Preston, Lisbon, Franklin, Bozrah, and Griswold, shall be one district, and be called the district of Norwich. The towns of Middletown, Haddam, Durham, Chatham, (except that part south of Salmon river) and that part of Berlin, which was formerly a part of the town of Middletown, shall be one district, and be called the district of Middletown. The towns of Pomfret, Ashford, Woodstock, the north society in Killingly, Thompson, and that part of Brooklyn, not included in the district of Plainfield, shall be one district, and called . the district of Pomfret. The towns of Sharon, Salisbubury, and Canaan, shall be one district, and be called the district of Sharon. The towns of Stafford, Tolland, Willington, Somers, Union, Vernon, and the east part of Ellington, extending as far west as the west line of Tolland, shall be one district, and called the district of Stafford. The towns of Simsbury. Canton, New-Hartford, and Barkhampstead, shall be one district, and called the district of Simsbury. The towns of Stonington, Groton, and North-Stonington, shall be one district, and called the district of Stonington. The towns of Farmington, Southington, Bristol, Burlington, and that part of Berlin, which was formerly a part of the town Farmington, shall be one district, and called the district of Farmington. The towns of Wallingford, Cheshire, Meriden, and the society of Northford in the town of Branford, shall be one district, and called the district of Wallingford. The towns of Saybrook and Killingworh, shall be one district, and called the district of Saybrook. The towns of Stratford, Huntington, Trumbnll, and Bridgeport, shall be one district, and called the district of Stratford. The towns of East-Windsor, Enfield, and that part of Ellington, which lies west of a meridian line drawn from the