Rogers Appoints Bench-Bar Foreclosure Committee
Chief Justice Chase T.
Rogers announced today that she has appointed a
Foreclosure Committee that will review current practices and
practices in the courts regarding foreclosure cases, and make
recommendations on ways to improve those procedures and
The Honorable Douglas C. Mintz,
Administrative Judge for the Danbury Judicial District, will
chair the committee. “The purpose of the committee is to promote
cooperation between the bench and the bar in this sensitive
area,” Judge Mintz said.
“The number of foreclosure cases
added in court during the 2005-06 fiscal year totaled 11,764.
That number increased to 15,773 for the 2006-07 fiscal year,”
Chief Justice Rogers said. “Whether this is a trend that will
continue remains to be seen, but I believe that our state courts
must be as well prepared as possible to process these cases.”
The first meeting of the
committee will be Thursday, Oct. 25,
2007, at 2 p.m. in the Attorney Conference Room,
located in the Supreme Court Building, 231 Capitol Ave.,
Hartford. The meeting is open to the public.
Committee members include judges,
attorneys and Judicial Branch employees. Other members include:
Judge Salvatore C. Agati; Attorney Ronald M. Bender; Attorney
Adam L. Bendett; Attorney Jessica L. Braus; Attorney Denis R.
Caron; Attorney Robert F.
Frankel; Judge Samuel Freed; Attorney Peggy George; Judge Robert
G. Gilligan; Judge Arthur A. Hiller, who is chief administrative
judge of civil matters; Ms. Catherine
Lapollo; Attorney Leanne M. Larson; Attorney Richard M. Leibert;
Attorney Geoffrey Kent Milne; Judge Patty Jenkins Pittman; Judge
Richard A. Robinson; Danbury Chief Clerk Therese Servas; Judge
Theodore R. Tyma; Attorney Thomas W. Witherspoon; and Attorney
Louis C. Zowine.
For further information, please
contact Rhonda Stearley-Hebert, manager of communications, at