Ginny Monk writes for the Connecticut Mirror that, “Renters are more likely to be evicted if their housing court case goes before former corporate attorneys or prosecutors, who have a disproportionate presence in Connecticut state courts, according to a new report.”

“The Monday report from the People’s Parity Project — an organization of attorneys and students from law schools across the country, including a chapter at the University of Connecticut — examined case outcomes and judges’ professional backgrounds in Connecticut housing court.

“The study shows that tenants who appear before judges who, as lawyers, had primarily represented people — such as former general practice, legal aid, Attorney General’s office and plaintiffs’ litigation attorneys — are significantly more likely to have a more favorable case resolution than if they appeared before judges who previously had represented organizations, such as corporate attorneys or prosecutors.’”

Read more at the the Connecticut Mirror.