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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

City resident nominated to post of Superior Court judge

A Milford resident is among five state residents Gov. M. Jodi Rell, shown at right, has nominated to Connecticut’s Superior Court. The nominees, who must be confirmed by the General Assembly, succeed judges who have retired or who have been nominated to other courts, the governor’s office said in a prepared statement.
Robert J. Malone, 62, of Milford, a ----Democrat, is a partner at the law office of Coughlin & Malone in Milford. Malone graduated from Wagner College and received a law degree from New England School of Law in 1975. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves and the U.S. National Guard from 1969 to 1975.
"These nominees have a wealth of experience and expertise and I am confident they will serve our citizens well," Rell said in the statement. "Judges must have the right blend of compassion, knowledge and fairness. These individuals meet the high principles our citizens expect and deserve.
"We ask a great deal of our judges and they possess extraordinary powers over our residents and businesses," she said. "We hold these nominees to the highest standards of integrity and we require them to have the temperament and respect for the law expected of outstanding jurists."
Rell also nominated: William H. Bright, Jr., 45, of Columbia, also a Democrat, who is a partner with McCarter and English in Hartford. Bright graduated from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and received a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1987. He was formerly a partner with Cummings and Lockwood in West Hartford. Also, Republicans Cara F. Eschuk, 56, of Naugatuck, who has served as a Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney in the Waterbury State’s Attorney Office since 1998 and obtained her undergraduate degree in the United Kingdom in 1973 and received a law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1985; James M. Pickett, 46, of Rocky Hill, who since 1995, he has been a Managing Attorney with MetLife Auto and Home Insurance in Rocky Hill and graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Finance in 1983 and received a law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1987; and Robert E. Young, 49, of Glastonbury, who is a partner at the law firm of Noble, Spector, Young and O’Connor in Hartford. Young graduated from Western Connecticut State College and received a law degree from Western New England College School of Law in 1984.


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