Connecticut Appellate Court
|Connecticut Appellate Court|
|Method:||Commission-selection, political appointment with legislative confirmation|
|Senior Judge Joseph Flynn||2001-2017||Gov. John G. Rowland|
|Senior Judge William Lavery||1989-2007|
|Chief Judge Alexandra DiPentima||2003-2019||Gov. Lowell Weicker|
|Judge Herbert Gruendel||2005-1/26/2021||Gov. Mary Jodi Rell|
|Judge Douglas Lavine||2006-2014||Gov. Mary Jodi Rell|
|Judge Robert Beach||1996-2016||Gov. John Rowland|
|Judge Bethany Alvord||2009-2017||Gov. Mary Jodi Rell|
|Judge Christine E. Keller||1/2013-2021||Gov. Jodi Rell|
|Judge Michael R. Sheldon||2011-2019||Gov. Dan Malloy|
|Judge Stuart David Bear||2010-2018||Gov. Jodi Rell|
How judges are chosen
Judges are chosen for the court via commission selection followed by a gubernatorial nomination, followed by legislative appointment. They serve eight year terms from their date of appointment. They are retained for subsequent terms through gubernatorial re-nomination and legislative re-appointment.
Mandatory qualifications include:
- Must be a state resident.
- Must have been a member of state bar member at least ten years.
- Mandatory retirement at age 70.
|Former||Chase Rogers • Flemming Norcott • Peter Zarella • Christine Vertefeuille • Thomas Bishop • Ian McLachlan • Lubbie Harper • Richard A. Robinson • Carmen E. Espinosa •|