Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers and Chief Court Administrator
William J. Lavery today announced that Judge Christine E. Keller
has been appointed as chief administrative judge for juvenile
matters. Judge Keller -- who had served as the administrative
judge for the Hartford Judicial District since 2005 -- succeeds
Judge Barbara M. Quinn, who became deputy chief court
administrator on April 30, 2007.
Superior Court Judge Marshall K. Berger, Jr. will replace
Judge Keller as administrative judge in Hartford.
“These are veteran judges who have consistently served the
public capably and effectively,” Chief Justice Rogers said. “I
am pleased that they have accepted their new appointments, and I
look forward to working with them.”
“Both of these judges bring a tremendous amount of experience
to these positions. Judge Keller served as chief administrative
judge for juvenile matters from 1997 – 2002, so I am confident
that she is well suited to implement the changes that are likely
to occur regarding placing 16- and 17- year olds within the
jurisdiction of juvenile court.” Judge Lavery said. “Judge
Berger has many years of experience as a Superior Court judge
and is a perfect choice to handle the day-to-day operations of a
judicial district as busy as Hartford.”
Judge Keller was appointed a judge of the Connecticut
Superior Court in August 1993. She attended Smith College and
graduated in 1974 She went on to attend the University of
Connecticut School of Law, graduating cum laude in 1977. From
1977 through 1986, she worked for Neighborhood Legal Services,
the City of Hartford and in private practice. In 1989, she was
appointed as a family support magistrate, a position she held
until her appointment to the Superior Court in 1993.
Judge Berger graduated from the University of Vermont in 1969
and cum laude from George Washington University with a juris
doctor in 1972. He was appointed to the Superior Court in 1988.
Judge Berger was the civil presiding judge for the Hartford
Judicial District as well as the assistant administrative judge
from 1995-2000. Prior to this appointment, he was a partner in
the law firm of O’Connell, Flaherty, Attmore & Forsyth. He
practiced primarily in the area of trial and appellate
litigation, environmental land use and administrative law
representing private, municipal, and corporate clients.
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