Judicial Interview Project

Welcome to the CBA Appellate Advocacy Section’s Judicial Interview Project.   The Project seeks to educate lawyers and the public about effective written and oral appellate advocacy by asking appellate jurists to share their thoughts on this important subject.  To date, six present and past justices of the Connecticut Supreme Court have generously donated their time and insights to the Project.  Videos of their interviews, as well as written transcripts of each interview, are presented below.  Many thanks to Brandon Smith Reporting & Video for transcribing the interviews pro bono.

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Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers

Interview with Chief Justice Rogers


Transcript:     PDF     PTX  





Chief Justice Ellen Ash Peters (Ret.)

Interview with Retired Chief Justice Ellen Ash Peters


Transcript:     PDF     PTX  





Justice David M. Borden (Ret.)

Interview with Justice David M. Borden


Transcript:     PDF     PTX





Justice Richard N. Palmer

Interview with Justice Richard N. Palmer


Transcript:     PDF     PTX





Justice Barry R. Schaller (Ret.)

Interview with Justice Barry R. Schaller


Transcript:     PDF     PTX





Justice Christine S. Vertefeuille

Interview with Justice Christine S. Vertefeuille

Transcript:     PDF     PTX