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Connecticut Appellate Court
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Court information
Judges:   9
Judicial selection
Method:   Commission-selection, political appointment with legislative confirmation
Term:   8 years
Active judges

Joseph Flynn  •  William Lavery  •  Alexandra DiPentima  •  Herbert Gruendel  •  Douglas Lavine  •  Robert Beach  •  Bethany Alvord  •  Christine E. Keller  •  Michael R. Sheldon  •  Eliot D. Prescott  •  Stuart David Bear  •  Raheem L. Mullins  •  


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The Connecticut Appellate Court is the intermediate appellate court in Connecticut. It was established in 1982. There are ten judges on the court.[1]

Current judges

JudgeTermAppointed byParty
Senior Judge Joseph Flynn2001-2017Gov. John G. Rowland
Senior Judge William Lavery1989-2007
Chief Judge Alexandra DiPentima2003-2019Gov. Lowell Weicker
Judge Herbert Gruendel2005-1/26/2021Gov. Mary Jodi Rell
Judge Douglas Lavine2006-2022Gov. Mary Jodi Rell
Judge Robert Beach1996-2016Gov. John Rowland
Judge Bethany Alvord2009-2017Gov. Mary Jodi Rell
Judge Christine E. Keller1/2013-2021Gov. Jodi Rell
Judge Michael R. Sheldon2011-2019Gov. Dan Malloy
Judge appointee Eliot D. Prescott2014-2022Gov. Dan Malloy
Judge Stuart David Bear2010-2014Gov. M. Jodi Rell
Judge appointee Raheem L. Mullins2014-2022Gov. Dan Malloy

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.[2] 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.[3]

References

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