Branch’s Public Access Task Force Schedules May 25 Meeting
first meeting of the Connecticut Judicial Branch Public Access
Task Force is scheduled for Thursday, May 25, 2006, at 1:30 p.m.
in the Connecticut Supreme Court, located at 231 Capitol Ave.,
Hartford. The meeting is open, and cameras will be allowed.
Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice David M.
Borden last week formed the task force, which includes judges,
lawyers and journalists experienced in covering courts. Supreme
Court Justice Richard N. Palmer will chair the task force.
“The mission of the task force is to make
recommendations for the maximum degree of public access to the
courts, consistent with the needs of the courts in discharging
their core functions of adjudicating and managing cases,”
Justice Borden said. “To that end, this task force is designed
to foster constructive discussion and concrete solutions to
matters of mutual concern for the courts, the media, the bar and
the public. I am confident that the work of this task force
will strengthen both the judicial system and the public’s
confidence in it.”
Justice Borden will ask the task force to provide
specific recommendations by mid-September.
Besides Justice Palmer, task force members include:
further information, please contact Rhonda Stearley-Hebert,
manager of communications, 860-757-2270.
Chief Court Administrator William Lavery
Judge Trial Referee Aaron Ment
Appellate Court Judge Douglas Lavine
Judge Patrick Clifford, chief administrative judge for
Judge Arthur Hiller, chief administrative judge for civil
Judge Julia DiCocco Dewey, chief administrative judge for
Judge Barbara Quinn, chief administrative judge for juvenile
Judge Antonio Robaina, administrative judge, Windham Judicial
Alaine Griffin, reporter, The Hartford Courant
Zach Lowe, reporter, The Advocate of Stamford
Heather Nann Collins, reporter, Journal Inquirer
Lisa Siegel, reporter, Connecticut Law Tribune
Patrick Sanders, Connecticut news editor, Associated Press
Ken Margolfo, assignment manager, Fox 61, WTIC-TV
Erin Cox, reporter, WTNH Television, News Channel 8
Attorney Alan Neigher of Byelas & Neigher, Westport
Attorney Aaron Bayer of Wiggin and Dana, Hartford.