Judicial Branch’s Public Service and Trust Commission Schedules
Public Hearings in Hartford, Bridgeport
Members of the public will have
the opportunity to address the Judicial Branch’s
and Trust Commission at two public hearings in December, one in
Hartford and the other in Bridgeport.
The public hearing in Hartford is
scheduled for Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, from 5:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. at the
Supreme Court building, located at 231 Capitol Ave. The
public hearing in Bridgeport is scheduled for
6, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the
Judicial District Courthouse, located at 1061 Main St.,
Chief Justice Chase T.
Rogers formed the Public Service and Trust Commission
this summer. This diverse panel of 42 individuals is charged
with creating a strategic plan that will guide the Judicial
Branch in the upcoming years. It is chaired by
Appellate Court Judge
Alexandra D. DiPentima.
Both Chief Justice Rogers and
Judge DiPentima are urging the public and members of the bar to
take the opportunity to speak at the hearings.
“Input from the public and
members of the bar is critical as we move forward on the
strategic plan,” Chief Justice Rogers said. “They are the
primary users of our court system, and we would like to hear
their recommendations. As I said when I appointed the
commission, our strategic plan must focus on the present and
future needs of the people we serve.”
“One of the tasks of the
commission in creating a strategic plan that addresses those
needs is to examine public perceptions of our state judicial
system,” Judge DiPentima said. “We can’t do that effectively and
with concrete results unless the public assists us at these
A sign-up sheet for those
choosing to speak at the public hearing will be available one
hour prior to the start of the hearing. Speakers are encouraged
to provide 10 copies of their remarks, which should be submitted
when signing up to speak.
Speakers will be limited to five
minutes of testimony in order to provide the opportunity for all
interested persons to speak and to permit time for discussion
among commission members. Speakers are also asked to direct
their comments to their recommendations for the strategic plan.
For further information, contact
the External Affairs Division at 860-757-2270.