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Judge Stuart Bear

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Honorable Stuart Bear
The Honorable Stuart Bear was born in New Haven and was raised in Hamden. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

He was employed as a staff attorney by New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc., for approximately five years. Thereafter he was hired by the Bridgeport law firm of Zeldes, Needle & Cooper, P. C., and for many years he was a shareholder of that firm.
 

In May, 2003, Governor John G. Rowland nominated him to be a Judge of the Superior Court, and in June, 2003, he was confirmed by the Legislature. He initially was assigned to Geographic Area courts in New Haven, Milford and Bridgeport. In June, 2004, he was assigned to the Superior Court for Juvenile Matters in New Haven, and thereafter he was assigned to Superior Courts for Juvenile Matters in Willimantic and Waterford.

In October, 2005, he began his assignment at the Statewide Child Protection Session in Middletown, and in September, 2007, he became presiding judge of the Statewide Child Protection Session, a position that he held through August, 2009.

In September, 2009, he began his assignment at the Superior Court for Civil Matters at Middletown.

In March, 2010, Governor M. Jodi Rell nominated him to be a Judge of the Appellate Court and on April 30, 2010, he was confirmed by the Legislature.

 

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