Saturday, February 28, 2009

Governor Rell Nominates West Hartford Judge to State Appellate Court

HARTFORD -- Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced she has nominated the Hon. Bethany J. Alvord, of West Hartford, for a seat on the state Appellate Court.
Alvord, 51, has been a Superior Court judge in Waterbury since 2002. Prior to that, she served as a family support magistrate in the state Judicial Branch for three years.
“Judge Alvord is a distinguished and respected jurist and will bring a tremendous amount of expertise to the Appellate bench,” Governor Rell said. “I am pleased to submit her name for consideration.”
Judge Alvord graduated with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1982 and holds a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University. She was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1993. She previously oversaw the business and legal tax compliance unit at Aetna, Inc.
Judge Alvord is replacing Judge C. Ian McLachlan, who was recently elevated to the Connecticut Supreme Court. Judge Alvord’s nomination requires legislative approval.
The state Appellate Court first convened in 1983, a year after Connecticut voters approved a constitutional amendment establishing the court. Governor William O’Neill appointed the five original judges and the bench has since been expanded to 10 jurists.


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