On July 8, 2005,
Special Act 05-5 "An Act
Incorporating the Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society"
authorized the incorporation of the
Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society as a nonprofit
corporation with the purpose of promoting and preserving the state's
judicial and constitutional tradition through scholarship,
memorials, publications and education.
1940's postcard of the Connecticut Supreme Court.
. . .
2018 Law Day Contest
The Legacy of the Hon. Robert Glass
The First African-American Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court
November 1, 2017
5:30 p.m. reception — 6:15 p.m. program
Blumberg Hall, University of Connecticut
School of Law
A Discussion with
Hon. Charles Gill
Hon. Joette Katz
Hon. Flemming L.
Hon. Richard A. Robinson
Attorney John Rose, Jr.
Sponsored by the Black Law Students
With support from the George
W. Crawford Black Bar Association
2017 Law Day Art and Poetry Contest Winners
“Wall of Protections” by Neci Moreau, Raegan Byrd, TaJane Thompson and Jonathan Torres, Journalism & Media Academy, Hartford
“Blending Opinions” by Darien White, Metropolitan Learning Center, Bloomfield
“Equal Rights” by Rachel Lloyd and Kelesha Banton, Hall High, West Hartford
“One of Them” by Brandon Haughton, Hartford Public High Law & Government, Hartford
Program and Contest
About the Contest
Official Contest Rules
The Right to Equal
The Annual meeting of the Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
New Haven Lawn Club
Speaker, Philip Hamburger
Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Statement of Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers
Justice Peter T. Zarella
I will miss Justice Peter T. Zarella as a colleague, a scholar and a judge wholly committed to the rule of law.
Whether it was in Rockville, where he served as a Superior Court judge, at the Appellate Court or on the Supreme Court, Justice Zarella’s judicial philosophy is simple: he follows the law of the state of Connecticut and the constitutions of the United States and Connecticut. A voracious learner, Justice Zarella’s meticulous research skills are evident in all of his opinions. At the same time, he rightly views every case as different and of great importance to the parties involved.
Justice Zarella is especially instrumental in his current role as the Administrative Judge of the Appellate System, where he has led the successful effort to implement e-filing for the Supreme and Appellate Courts. He also is a very effective ambassador in educating people about the courts and specifically, the role of the appellate courts. He is active with the Judicial Branch’s Speakers Bureau and also was the founder of the Supreme Court Historical Society. Moreover, he refashioned the Attorney Swearing-In ceremonies, so that they are more meaningful to new attorneys and their families. These are but a small sampling of the activities he has been involved with over his 20-year judicial career.
On a personal note, I consider Justice Zarella a true friend and will miss our spirited discussions regarding the law.
I wish Justice Zarella nothing but the best as he begins this new journey.
Recent Events . . .
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
5:30 p.m. – Program 6:15 p.m.
46 Prospect Street,
Ilya Somin, Professor of Law
Mason University & Contributor to The
Volokh Conspiracy law and politics blog,
affiliated with The Washington Post.
Annual Meeting - Thursday, May 12, 2016
Professor Sharon Ann
Murphy will give a talk entited "How to Make
a Dead Man: Murder, Suicide, and Insurance
Fraud in Nineteenth-Century New England".
5:30 p.m. at The Hartford Club in Hartford
Co-sponsored by The Travelers Companies
Fall Meeting - Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Honorable Jon Blue
will discuss his recently published book:
The Case of the Piglet's Paternity: Trials
from the New Haven Colony, 1639-1663.
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