Minutes of Meeting
March 9, 2012
The Criminal Justice Commission met on Friday, March 9, 2012, at the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney in Rocky Hill, for the purpose of conducting interviews for the appointment of Deputy Assistant State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Fairfield, and any other business to come before the Commission.
The following members were present: Justice Richard N. Palmer, Chairperson, Judge Juliett L. Crawford, Attorney Maura H. Horan, Attorney Moy N. Ogilvie, Attorney Ann G. Taylor and Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane. Also present: State’s Attorney John C. Smriga and Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist (Rehired Retiree) Patricia Alston.
The meeting, which was open to the public, commenced at 9:15 a.m. in the conference room. Attorney Taylor made a motion, seconded by Attorney Horan, to approve the minutes of the meeting of November 9, 2011. The motion passed unanimously.
Beginning at approximately 9:27 a.m., the Commission interviewed the following attorneys: Alexander Beck, Jennifer Borges Lindade, Adam Mattei, Edward Miller and Evelyn Rojas.
At approximately 11:45 a.m., Attorney Horan made a motion to go into executive session to discuss the appointment. The motion was seconded by Attorney Ogilvie and passed unanimously.
Following the executive session, the Commission resumed its public meeting at approximately 12:10 p.m. Attorney Taylor moved for the appointment of Attorney Adam Mattei as Deputy Assistant State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Fairfield. Attorney Horan seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
The Commission recessed at approximately 12:12 p.m. and resumed its public meeting at 12:30 p.m. to discuss the Division’s work on drafting and adopting an ethics policy. Justice Palmer asked that the next draft of the policy be sent to the Commission for review before it is adopted.
At approximately 12:40 p.m., Attorney Taylor made a motion to go into executive session to discuss a personnel matter. Attorney Horan seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Following the executive session, the Commission resumed its public meeting at approximately 1:30 p.m. to discuss the process of appointing Special Deputy Assistant State’s Attorneys. Attorney Ogilvie, through the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity, suggested the possibility of partnering with law firms for summer internships whereby an intern would spend part time with the Division and part time with the law firm, and get paid by the law firm for time spent with the firm. The Commission also discussed the on-line posting of information pertaining to the Regionalized Infractions Adjudication Program and Special Deputy Assistant State’s Attorneys, with an invitation to attorneys to submit résumés even though positions may not be available.
At approximately 2:00 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.
Kevin T. Kane, Esq.
Secretary, Criminal Justice Commission