William Tong of Finn Dixon & Herling Appointed House Chairman of Judiciary Committee

December 8, 2014

Finn Dixon & Herling LLP is pleased to announce that State Representative William Tong, who is also Of Counsel to the firm, has been appointed as the next House Chairman of the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee by Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey.  Representative Tong is entering his fifth term in the House of Representatives and is currently House Chairman of the Banks Committee. 

Representative Tong is a long-time member of the firm’s Litigation Department.  “As William’s colleagues, we congratulate him on being asked to take on the important responsibility of serving as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee,” said Alfred Pavlis, Esq., a partner and Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department.   “William is an excellent attorney and dedicated public servant.  We are very proud that he will have the opportunity to play a leadership role in working to support and improve Connecticut’s legal system and judiciary.”

The Joint Committee on Judiciary has cognizance of all matters relating to courts, judicial procedures, criminal law, probate courts, probation, parole, wills, estates, adoption, divorce, bankruptcy, escheat, law libraries, deeds, mortgages, conveyancing, preservation of land records and other public documents, the law of business organizations, uniform laws, validations, authorizations to sue and to appeal, claims against the state, all judicial nominations, all nominations of workers' compensation commissioners, all nominations of members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and all matters relating to the Judicial Department, the Department of Correction and the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities; all bills carrying civil penalties which exceed the sum of, or which may exceed in the aggregate, five thousand dollars; and all bills carrying criminal penalties, other than infractions, favorably reported by any other committee shall be referred to said committee, provided the committee's consideration shall be limited to the criminal penalties established in such bills and shall not extend to their substantive provisions or purpose.

Representative Tong will assume his duties as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee on January 7, 2015, at the start of the next legislative session. 

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