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John A. Speziale Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium


Chief Justice Speziale was a pioneer in bringing alternative dispute resolution to Connecticut. As Chief Court Administrator in the mid-1970s, he implemented a massive reorganization of the Connecticut court system, merging the Court of Common Pleas with the Superior Court and laying the groundwork for Connecticut’s Appellate Court. He also established an alternative means of resolving disputes outside the court setting. Under his tutelage, Connecticut became a national model on how to expedite cases.