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New judges on the bench in New London

By Karen Florin

Publication: theday.com

Published April 01. 2013 12:00PM   Updated April 01. 2013 12:34PM

Two new judges are on the bench in the New London Judicial District today.

Judge Karen A. Goodrow of Chester, a longtime public defender and the former director of the Connecticut Innocence Project, has been assigned to the Geographical Area 10 courthouse on Broad Street in New London. Goodrow, who was nominated as a Superior Court Judge by Gov. Dannel Malloy in January and confirmed by the General Assembly in February, replaces Judge John J. Nazzaro, who was transferred to the New Haven Judicial District, where he will hear civil cases.

In her first two hours on the job this morning, Goodrow has already sentenced one defendant to six months in prison for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and reckless driving, approved accelerated rehabilitation for first-time offenders and arraigned newly arrested defendants.

Judge Leeland J. Cole-Chu of Salem, who practiced law at Cole-Chu, Cipparone & Zaccaro of New London prior to his nomination as a Superior Court judge in January 2012, has been assigned to hear civil cases at the Judicial District courthouse on Huntington Street in New London.

Administrative Judge Emmet L. Cosgrove said the district needed another judge to hear civil cases, since Judge Robert A. Martin recently took senior status and will no longer be on the bench full time.

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