Upon his graduation from
Columbia Law, Justice Norcott worked as a Peace Corps volunteer
in Nairobi, Kenya, where he was a lecturer in the faculty of law
at the University of East Africa. He then served on the Bedford
Stuyvesant Restoration Corporations Legal Staff in New York City
and later as an Assistant Attorney General in the United States
Virgin Islands. He was the co-founder and executive director of
the Center for Advocacy, Research and Planning, Inc. in New
Haven. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he also served as
a hearing examiner for the Commission on Human Rights and
Opportunities. He currently is an Associate Fellow of Calhoun
College at Yale and serves as a lecturer there.
Justice Norcott was
nominated to the Superior Court in 1979 and remained there until
his appointment to the Appellate Court in 1987. In 1992, he was
elevated to his current position as an Associate Justice of the
Supreme Court. From July 2006 to August 2007, he served as
Co-Chair of the Appellate Rules Committee.
His many civic involvements
include membership on the University of New Haven Board of
Governors (Emeritus); the Connecticut Bar Foundation; the
Eastern Collegiate Football Officials Association; Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity; and the Sigma Pi Phi, Beta Tau Boule.
Justice Norcott is the
husband of Althea V. Norcott, and the father of Daryl, Tiffany
and Candice Norcott.