Last month, the Senate confirmed three new members to the State Justice Institute Board of Directors: Chief Justice Chase Rogers from New Canaan; Judge Wilfredo Martinez; and Isabel Framer.

Rogers has been the Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court since 2007. Prior to that, she served as a judge in the Connecticut Appellate Court from 2006 to 2007, and as a judge in Connecticut Superior Court from 1998 to 2006.

Martinez is a County Court Judge in the ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. He was initially appointed to the court in 1998.

Previously, Martinez was a sole practitioner in Orlando, focusing on real estate and business law.

Framer is the founder and principal partner of Language Access Consultants, LLC. Since 1998, Framer has worked as a consultant to defense attorneys, prosecutors, law enforcement, state and federal government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, and advocacy firms on language access for limited English proficient communities in the court system.

By law, SJI is supervised by a board of directors consisting of 11 members appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate.

Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 10703, the president appoints six judges and one state court administrator from a list of candidates submitted by the Conference of Chief Justices.

In addition, the president also appoints four public member positions, no more than two of whom can be from the same political party.