Gov. Malloy Statement on the Retirement of Chief Justice Rogers
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today released the following statement regarding the announcement that Connecticut State Supreme Court Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers has elected to retire effective February 5, 2018:
“Chief Justice Rogers is a consummate jurist who has served the state admirably and with formidable distinction. She brought a clear, forward-looking vision and an astute legal mind to the court. Among her many accomplishments, her tenure on the state’s highest court will be remembered for expanding transparency and access to justice, fostering a culture of inclusion in the judicial branch, and streamlining court processes. Her legacy also includes the Judicial Mentoring Program, which provides formal mentoring of new judges, and her establishment of a committee on judicial ethics. Over the last seven years, I have enjoyed working with Chief Justice Rogers on issues important to the judiciary. We are grateful for her dedication to the judiciary and her service to the people of Connecticut.”Chief Justice Rogers became a judge of the Superior Court in January 1998 and was sworn in as an Appellate Court judge in March 2006. She began her term as Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court on April 25, 2007. Governor Malloy will nominate a successor at a future date.