Chief Court Administrator
Pellegrino Appoints Judge Ford Chief Administrative Judge of Judicial Marshal Services
HARTFORD - Chief Court Administrator Joseph H.
Pellegrino announced today that he has appointed the Hon. G. Sarsfield Ford to the office
of Chief Administrative Judge for the Judicial Marshal Services, effective immediately.
Judge Ford will oversee the Judicial Branch's
operations in regard to security both in the courthouses and the lockups as well as
Judge Ford, who currently hears criminal and
civil matters in the Fairfield Judicial District, has 27 years' experience on the bench,
as a Judge of the Circuit Court from 1973-75, a Judge on the Court of Common Pleas from
1975-78 and a Judge of the Superior Court since 1978. He was Administrative Judge in the
Fairfield Judicial District from 1986-90.
"The Judicial Branch will greatly benefit
from Judge Ford's many years of experience in the Connecticut court system," said
Judge Pellegrino. "His perspective and years as an administrative judge give him a
heightened awareness of the importance of maintaining secure and professionally run
"I can assure the marshals and the public
that we intend to create an environment that will attract, train and retain marshals who
are in a position to exhibit competency, dignity and responsibility," said Judge
Judge Ford, 67, is a 1955 graduate of Notre Dame
University, where he received a B.A. in political science. He earned his Juris Doctor from
the Georgetown University Law Center in 1958 and was admitted to the
Connecticut Bar in February 1959. He was in private practice from 1959 until his
appointment as a Circuit Court Judge in 1973. During that time he was a Petitioner's
Representative to the Court of Common Pleas/Fairfield County (1959-61) and an Assistant
Public Defender, Superior Court, Fairfield County (1962-67).