GOV. MALLOY APPOINTS MEMBERSHIP OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMISSION
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has appointed six highly respected lawyers and jurists to the state’s Criminal Justice Commission. Governor Malloy named Justice Richard N. Palmer of Cromwell; Judge Juliett L. Crawford of New Haven; Mary M. Galvin of West Haven; Maura H. Horan of South Windsor; Moy N. Ogilvie of West Hartford; and Ann G. Taylor of Weatogue.
“These members will lead the effort to recruit a diverse group of highly qualified attorneys from around the state as candidates for appointment as prosecutors,” Governor Malloy said. “I have no doubt these nominees understand the needs of our criminal justice system, specifically when it comes to selecting prosecutors who will lead the fight against crime, focus on the public safety needs of our state and the enforcement of crime victims’ rights.”
Governor Malloy also announced he has re-appointed Justice Palmer to serve as Chair of the commission, a position he has held since 2006.
The Criminal Justice Commission is an autonomous body constitutionally charged with appointing all prosecutors of the Division of Criminal Justice, including the chief state’s attorney, deputy chief state’s attorney, and state’s attorneys for judicial districts, along with their deputies and assistants. It is composed of the Chief State’s Attorney and six attorneys nominated by the Governor, two of whom must be judges of the Superior Court.
The Honorable Richard N. Palmer was appointed as member and chair of the Criminal Justice Commission by Governor M. Jodi Rell in April 2006. He has served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court since 1993. From 1991 through 1993 he was the Chief State’s Attorney for Connecticut, and in 1991 he was appointed to the position of United States Attorney for Connecticut.
The Honorable Juliett L. Crawford has served as a judge of the Superior Court since 1998. In addition to her experience as an instructor in trial advocacy at the Yale University School of Law, Judge Crawford served as Assistant State’s Attorney and Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney from 1984 through 1998. Prior to that, she worked as a legislative assistant to Senator Lowell Weicker, worked at the U.S. Social Security Administration, and served in the United States Army.
Mary M. Galvin is senior counsel at the Travelers Indemnity Company in Hartford. Previously, she served as Dean of Education for the National District Attorneys Association in Columbia, South Carolina. She was State’s Attorney for the judicial district of Ansonia/Milford from 1988 through 2006, Chief Assistant State’s Attorney in New Haven from 1985 through 1987, Assistant State’s Attorney from 1977 through 1985, and was an Assistant Prosecutor from 1975 through 1977.
Maura H. Horan was appointed to the Criminal Justice Commission in 2007 by Governor M. Jodi Rell. She currently works as an attorney for Ruben, Johnson, Morgan & Horan, P.C., practicing in the areas of civil litigation, commercial leasing and real estate and mortgage transactions. Her experience includes loan transaction documentation, leasing, complex commercial litigation, pre-judgment remedy proceedings, mortgage foreclosures, contract disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, summary process actions and property tax appeals.
Moy N. Ogilvie is a partner at McCarter & English, practicing in the area of product liability, toxic tort matters and pharmaceutical matters. She has handled state and federal court matters involving exposure to various chemicals or products, and has served as national coordinating counsel for a chemical manufacturer’s benzene docket. She currently serves on the Federal Grievance Committee for the United States District Court for Connecticut, which handles attorney discipline in the Connecticut federal courts.
Ann G. Taylor has served as a member of the Criminal Justice Commission since 1999. She is General Counsel for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. She is a former Commissioner of the Connecticut State Ethics Commission and also has served as an Alternate Member of the State of Connecticut Judicial Review Council.
For Immediate Release: March 30, 2011