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Yale Sappern Civility Award

The Yale Sappern Civility Award honors and recognizes a New Haven area lawyer or court staff person who exhibits and/or embodies the kind and helpful qualities found in the person and work of Yale Sappern, the Administrative Supervisor of the Family Division of the Superior Court, J.D. at New Haven from 1966 to 1997. The intent of the award is to increase and encourage civility in our courthouse and legal community.

Past recipients include:

2014- William Sadek
2013- Hon. Jonathan E. Silbert
2012- Kathleen Naumann
2011- Hon. John A. Keyes
2010- Gary P. Sklaver
2009- Bernard Christianson
2008- John A. "Jack" Dziekan
2007- Amina Nadja Warsama Connelly
2006- Cathleen M. Edwards
2005- George G. Manning
2004- Ira B. Grudberg
2003- Helen D. Murphy
2002- Hon. Barbara A. Coppeto
2001- Roger J. Frechette
2000- Edward J. Dolan
1999- John R. McGrail
1997- Hon. John N. Reynolds

To Apply:

Yale Sappern Civility Award Criteria
Check back for more information regarding the 2015 award and nominations.  


Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award honors and recognizes a New Haven area lawyer or judge who has been in practice for at least forty years, has made outstanding contributions to the legal profession; is held in high esteem and regard by clients, colleagues, and the judiciary; and practices with the highest ethical and professional standards. 

Past recipients include: 

2014- William H. Prout, Jr.
2013- William F. Dow III
2012- David N. Rosen
2011- William J. Doyle
2010- Harold C. Donegan
2009- Anthony M. Fitzgerald
2008- Hon. James G. Kenefick, Jr.
2006- Hon. Ellen Bree Burns
2005- Susan W. Wolfson (posthumously)
2004- William F. Gallagher
2003- Hon. Robert I. Berdon
2002- Hon. Rhoda L. Loeb
2001- Jack H. Evans
1999- Hon. Anthony V. DeMayo
1995- Howard A. Jacobs
1994- Hon. John C. Flanagan
1993- James R. Greenfield

To Apply:

Check back for more information regarding the 2015 award and nominations. 

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