Fordham Law

Fordham Law Alum Nominated to Connecticut Supreme Court

March 27, 2009

Judge C. Ian McLachlan, Class of 1967, was recently nominated to the Connecticut Supreme Court. Governor M. Jodi Rell nominated the former appellate court judge to fill the seat vacated by Justice Barry R. Schaller, who reached the mandatory retirement age late last year.

"Judge McLachlan exemplifies the experience, integrity and depth of knowledge essential to success as a member of our state’s highest court," Governor Rell said. "He has written extensively on issues such as family law and related tax issues and served both the people and his profession on a number of state government and Connecticut Bar Association panels and task forces."

After graduating from Fordham Law, Judge McLachlan served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. He was admitted to the New York bar in 1967 and to the Connecticut bar in 1968. In 1996, he was nominated to the Superior Court, where he presided over Superior Court juvenile matters, the statewide Custody Docket, and the Complex Litigation Docket. He was nominated to the Appellate Court in 2003.

"I am extremely honored and humbled by the confidence the governor has shown in making this nomination," Judge McLachlan said. "When confirmed I look forward to working with Chief Justice Rogers, the members of the Supreme Court and the judicial branch on issues such as public access and transparency."

Contact: Stephen Eichinger