JRC: Composition of Council

Composition of Council

COUNCIL COMPOSITION

1. The Judicial Review Council is composed of the following members appointed by the Governor with the approval of the General Assembly:

  1. Three judges of the Superior Court, who are not also judges of the Supreme Court;
  2. Three attorneys-at-law admitted to practice in this state;
  3. Six persons who are not judges or attorneys-at-law;
  4. One alternate who is a compensation commissioner who shall serve in lieu of a judge, as designated by the executive director, when the subject of the complaint or investigation is a compensation commissioner;
  5. One alternate who is a family support magistrate who shall serve in lieu of a judge, as designated by the executive director, when the subject of the complaint or investigation is a family support magistrate;
  6. Two alternates who are judges of the Superior Court, who are not also judges of the Supreme Court, who shall serve at probable cause hearings and public hearings in lieu of a member who is a judge when such member is absent or disqualified, as designated by the chairperson of the Council;
  7. Two alternates who are attorneys-at-law, admitted to practice in this state, who shall serve at probable cause hearings and public hearings in lieu of a member who is an attorney-at-law when such member is absent or disqualified, as designated by the chairperson of the Council;
  8. Three alternates who are not judges or attorneys-at-law, who shall serve at probable cause hearings and public hearings in lieu of a member who is a person who is not a judge or attorney-at-law when such member is absent or disqualified, as designated by the chairperson of the Council.

2. An alternate member shall have the same power as the member he or she is temporarily replacing during the absence or disqualification of the member.

3. The terms of all members shall be as set forth in section 51-51k(c) of the General Statutes.

4. The Executive Director, who is not a member of the Council, is an attorney admitted to practice law in Connecticut, but not engaged in the private practice of law.

The public members, who compose one-half of the Council, are very important to the complaint process. These members come from diversified fields and bring to the Council a viewpoint much different than that of judge and attorney members.

Membership and Staff





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