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Judge Brian T. Fischer receives Yale Sappern Civility Award

Wednesday, November 13, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Gillian Fattal
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The Honorable Brian T. Fischer was chosen for the Yale Sappern Award because he embodies the qualities found in the person and work of Yale Sappern.Yale Sappern, the Administrative Supervisor of the Family Division of the Superior CourtinNew Haven from 1966 to 1997, is a legend among NHCBA membersfor his exceptional humility, kindness and generosity. 


Like Yale Sappern, Judge Fischer is known as a person that embodies the most admirable qualities of jurists in a legal profession, rife with opportunity to be antagonistic. Judge Fischer is known for his excellence, his devotion to others and the gravity and humbleness in which he approaches his work. Since September 2010, Judge Fischer has been assigned in New Haven as a Part A criminal trial judge. He has presided over 68 criminal verdicts. He also does civil mediations and civil court trials. Judge Fischer’s civility coupled with his fidelity to truth and the rule of law engenders a confidence in the legal system of critical importance. 


The Honorable Brian T. Fischer was born and raised in West Haven. Prior to his judicial appointment, Judge Fischer had a general practice of law in West Haven and served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of West Haven. Judge Fischer is also proudly known, as the judge in our legal community, who donated a kidney to President Pro Tempore of the Connecticut State Senate, Martin Looney, to help save his life.  

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