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Justice Flemming L. Norcott, Jr.
Justice Flemming L. Norcott, Jr. was born on October 11, 1943 in New Haven, CT. He graduated from the Taft School in 1961, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University in 1965 and a Juris Doctorate degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1968. He also received an honorary LL.D. degree from the University of New Haven in 1993, and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Albertus Magnus College in 2004. He is also an Honorary Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society. He is a recipient of the United Stated Peace Corps Franklin H. Williams Award for Outstanding Community Service (2002). He is a recipient of the NAACP Martin L. King, Jr. Leadership Award (2003). He is a recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Award, Quinnipiac Law School (2005). He is also a recipient of the National Football Foundation & Hall of Fame (New Haven Chapter) Distinguished American Award (2007).

Upon his graduation from Columbia Law, Justice Norcott worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nairobi, Kenya, where he was a lecturer in the faculty of law at the University of East Africa. He then served on the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporations Legal Staff in New York City and later as an Assistant Attorney General in the United States Virgin Islands. He was the co-founder and executive director of the Center for Advocacy, Research and Planning, Inc. in New Haven. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he also served as a hearing examiner for the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. He currently is an Associate Fellow of Calhoun College at Yale and serves as a lecturer there.

Justice Norcott was nominated to the Superior Court in 1979 and remained there until his appointment to the Appellate Court in 1987. In 1992, he was elevated to his current position as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. From July 2006 to August 2007, he served as Co-Chair of the Appellate Rules Committee.

His many civic involvements include membership on the University of New Haven Board of Governors (Emeritus); the Connecticut Bar Foundation; the Eastern Collegiate Football Officials Association; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; and the Sigma Pi Phi, Beta Tau Boule.

Justice Norcott is the husband of Althea V. Norcott, and the father of Daryl, Tiffany and Candice Norcott.

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