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Chief Justice Rogers appoints Judges Quinn and Carroll to New Roles

Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers today announced that the Honorable Barbara M. Quinn, Deputy Chief Court Administrator, will succeed the Honorable William J. Lavery as Chief Court Administrator on November 1st, 2007. Judge Patrick L. Carroll, III, Presiding Judge for the Bridgeport Geographical Area # 2 Courthouse, will succeed Judge Quinn as the Deputy Chief Court Administrator.

“I have great confidence in the ability of these individuals to direct the operations of the Judicial Branch. Besides their management skills, they share my commitment to an open, transparent and accountable judiciary,” Chief Justice Rogers said. “Barbara Quinn has what it takes to lead the Judicial Branch. She is highly intelligent and has a breadth of experience in juvenile, family and civil matters. She brings all of this experience as well as wonderful common sense to her new position.”

“Pat Carroll has expertise in the area of information systems. I will rely on him to help ensure that the Branch is on the cutting edge in its use of technology in order to enhance its efficiency. He also has extensive experience as a criminal court judge and as an administrator,” Chief Justice Rogers said.

“It is with great honor and appreciation that I accept the Chief Justice’s appointment to serve as Chief Court Administrator,” Judge Quinn said. “The Chief Court Administrator interacts daily with our state court judges, many of our nearly 4,000 Judicial Branch employees, and members of the public. I will lead in an open, inclusive manner, and am excited to be working with Chief Justice Rogers on her many new and exciting initiatives.”

“I am grateful to Chief Justice Rogers for the confidence that she has shown in me,” Judge Carroll said. “I look forward to working with the Chief Justice and Judge Quinn in my new role, and am certain that together we will successfully meet the challenges and opportunities ahead.”

Judge Quinn graduated with honors from Bryn Mawr College, where she was a New England Regional Scholar. She received her Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in 1977 and was admitted to the Connecticut and Rhode Island bars the year she graduated. Judge Quinn was in private practice for 19 years in the New London area. Prior to her appointment to the bench in 1996, she was a judge of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court.

Before becoming chief administrative judge of juvenile matters in April 2005, Judge Quinn was assigned to the complex litigation docket. From 1997 to 2001, she was assigned to the Regional Child Protection Session of the Superior Court for Juvenile Matters in Middletown, serving as its presiding judge from 1999-2001. From 2003 to 2007, she was also an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Connecticut Law School, where she taught an upper class seminar on alternate dispute resolution. She has served as the Deputy Chief Court Administrator since April 30, 2007.

Judge Carroll graduated from Southern Connecticut State College, and received his juris doctor from Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1979. Judge Carroll was engaged in the private practice of law subsequent to his graduation. Prior to his appointment to the bench in 1996, Judge Carroll served as Counsel to the Grievance Panel, Judicial District of Stamford-Norwalk, and served as an Assistant State’s Attorney from 1983 to 1986. From 1983 to 1985, Judge Carroll was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, teaching Family Law and Business Organizations.

Since his appointment to the bench in 1996, Judge Carroll has sat in the Danbury Judicial District, serving as its Administrative Judge and Presiding Judge from 1998-2003, the Ansonia-Milford Judicial District, and most recently, the Fairfield Judicial District, serving as the Presiding Judge for the Bridgeport Geographical Area #2 Courthouse.


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