State’s Attorneys’ Advisory Board

Minutes of the Meeting of April 20, 2015
Office of the Chief State’s Attorney
Rocky Hill, Connecticut

The meeting was called to order at approximately 12:38 p.m. by State’s Attorney Michael Regan (New London), President of the Advisory Board (Board).

Also in attendance were State’s Attorneys David I. Cohen (Stamford-Norwalk), Kevin Lawlor (Ansonia-Milford), Patricia Froehlich (Windham), Matthew  Gedansky (Tolland), Gail Hardy (Hartford), Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Eugene Calistro (for Peter A. McShane – Middlesex), Maureen Pratt (Waterbury), Brian Preleski (New Britain), Stephen J. Sedensky III, (Danbury), David Shepack (Litchfield), and John Smriga, (Fairfield), Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane, Deputy Chief State’s Attorneys Leonard C. Boyle and John J. Russotto.

Also present:  Executive Assistant State’s Attorney Brian Austin, Jr., Executive Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Gailor, legislative liaison Wilfred Blanchette and Communications and Legislative Specialist Mark A. Dupuis.

State’s Attorney Shepack made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 16, 2015 meeting.  The motion was seconded by State’s Attorney Sedensky and passed unanimously.

New Business:  State’s Attorney Froehlich made inquiry of the Board with respect to the Appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem (pursuant to Connecticut Practice Book Section 44-20) in cases of child abuse, allegedly committed by a family member. In the majority of Judicial Districts, appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem is on a case by case basis.

There was no old business.

There being no further business, State’s Attorney Kevin Lawlor made a motion to adjourn at 12:42. The motion was seconded by State’s Attorney Cohen.

Respectfully submitted this 23rd day of April, 2015.

Gail P. Hardy

State’s Attorney
Judicial District of Hartford