Court to Celebrate 20th Anniversary
The Connecticut Appellate
Court will celebrate its 20th anniversary during a ceremony
scheduled for Wednesday, October 15, 2003, at 2 p.m.
Speakers will include Chief
Justice William J. Sullivan, Chief Judge of the Appellate Court William
J. Lavery, and Judge Antoinette L. Dupont, who was among the judges
appointed to the Appellate Court in 1983. Judge Dupont, now a Judge
Trial Referee, served as Chief Judge of the Appellate Court from 1984 to
1997, when she became a Senior Judge of the Appellate Court.
Other speakers will include
Attorney Steven Greenspan, President of the Hartford County Bar
Association, and Hartford Attorney Ralph Elliot.
The ceremony will take place
in the Appellate Court, which is located at 95 Washington Street,
Hartford, on the fourth floor. Cameras have been approved for the
Voters of Connecticut on
November 2, 1982, approved a constitutional amendment providing for the
establishment of the Appellate Court. Legislation implementing the
amendment was passed on June 28, 1983 effective July 1, 1983. Governor
William A. O'Neill appointed the original five judges of the court on
August 9, 1983, and the Court heard its first cases on October 4, 1983.
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