Windham Judicial District CeremonyDonald E. Williams, Jr. and Judge Michael Riley are Windham JD Law Day Honorees The Windham Judicial District observed Law Day on Monday, May 4, 2015 at
Danielson Superior Court. Members of the Windham County Bar
Association (WCBA) were joined by court staff and the judges of the district
for a program that featured remarks given by University of Connecticut
History Professor Brendan Kane. Professor Kane provided insights about
the origins of the Magna Carta – this year’s Law Day theme.
WCBA President Howard B. Schiller presented this year’s Liberty Bell award
to Donald E. Williams, Jr., former President Pro Tempore of the Connecticut
State Senate. Mr. Williams was recognized for his many years of
dedicated service to the people of the State of Connecticut and Windham
Judge Edward Graziani presented a special award to Windham Judicial District Administrative Judge Michael E.
Riley in recognition of his years of service to the district. Judge Riley’s
term as Administrative Judge concludes on August 31, 2015. The award was
given by the WCBA.
WC Bench Standing L-R: Hon. Steven Spellman, Hon. Patricia Swords, Hon. Harry Calmar, Hon. Edward Graziani. Seated L-R: Judge Trial Referee Russell Potter, Hon Michael Riley (A.J.),
Hon. John Boland.
UCONN History Professor Brendan Kane discusses this
year’s Law Day theme: The Magna Carta.
WCBA president Howard B. Schiller (left) and past
president Norman Janes (right) present Donald E. Williams, Jr. with this year’s Liberty Bell award.
Judge Edward Graziani presents Judge Michael Riley with a
special award from the WCBA recognizing Judge Riley’s service to the
district as Administrative Judge.
Tolland Judicial District Ceremony held at G.A. 19 Rockville
Guest Speaker Richard D. Brown, Ph. D. Board of Trustees
Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus at the University
Megan E. Smith, Esq. from the Tolland Bar presenting the
Liberty Bell Award to Laketha (Sydney) Weston, Jury Clerk for GA 19
Honorable Sheila Prats giving keynote address standing next to a copy of the Magna Carta.