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Prior to being appointed as a Judge of the Superior Court of the State of Connecticut, Clarance Jones served as an attorney in public interest firms,and also as a partner in the Law Firm of Jones, Turner & Wright. He served for twenty years as a Judge of the Superior Court. He was approved by the Connecticut Judicial Selection Commission for appointment to the Connecticut Appellate Court. In addition Clarance Jones is a Circuit Court Mediator certified by Supreme Court of Florida.

Clarance Jones has retired from the Superior Court judgeship and is now accepting cases and matters for mediation and arbitration. Attorney evaluations of Judge Jones' performance as a trial judge describe him as accessible, knowledgeable as to law and procedure, unbiased, patient and possessing admirable judicial temperament. Clarance Jones contributed his services as a Special Master of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. He is the recipient of the Federal Judge Robert Zampano Award for Excellence in Mediation.


Tuskegee Institute (University) 1965; Howard University School of Law, 1968.


Yale College Adjunct, taught two-law related courses
Yale Law School Clinical Instructor, taught Courses in Trial Practice


Former President, and now Board Member Emeritus of the National Consortium for Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts – an organization with representation from thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia.
Former President, Connecticut Judges Association
Former founding member and present Board Member Emeritus of the Amistad Academy, a nationally recognized Charter School in Connecticut;
Former Board Member, Hospital of St. Raphael;
Former Board Member of Achievement First, a charter school management organization with charter schools in Connecticut and New York. Former Member, Public Service and Trust Commission (appointed by Chief Justice, Supreme Court) that developed the Strategic Plan for the Connecticut Judicial Branch of Government
Member, Connecticut Bar Association
Member, New Haven County Bar Association
Neutral, American Arbitration Association
Neutral, Alternative Dispute Center of Connecticut


Recipient of Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship (one of 100 recipients chosen nationally)


Recipient of Federal Judge Robert C. Zampano Award for Excellence in Mediation
Recipient of Thurgood Marshall Award For Community Service, presented by the
Quinnipiac University School of Law Black Law Student's Association
Recipient of Distinguished Service Award, presented by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity