HARTFORD, CT (STL.News) Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is nominating Robert W. Clark of Durham to fill a vacancy on the Connecticut Appellate Court.
Clark has served as Governor Lamont’s General Counsel since his term began in January 2019. At the time, Clark gave up his position as a Superior Court judge to serve in his current role. He will fill the vacancy that was created by Appellate Court Judge Douglas S. Lavine, who reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 in December.
“Bob has served as my General Counsel during an historic an unprecedented time for our state, including most significantly during the current pandemic,” Governor Lamont said. “He has been instrumental in working through many of the complex legal questions faced by my office during that time, and he has done it with skill, wisdom, and unwavering commitment. He has had a distinguished legal career working in the private sector representing commercial and individual clients in the Connecticut courts, as an Assistant Attorney General and Special Counsel in the Office of the Attorney General working on some of the most significant and complex legal matters facing the State of Connecticut, and as a trial judge who handled criminal and juvenile matters.