Vital in our Community
Judge Lewis has lived in the district for 22 years, and has served as probate judge for 4 years, continuously providing essential court services to the community
throughout the covid pandemic. Judge Lewis is vested in the well-being of her community and actively contributes to local interests such as the Shoreline Soup
Kitchens and Pantries (SSKP), where she serves both as a board member and as a SSKP meal site server. She is a frequent community lecturer at senior centers and
rotary meetings on end-of-life, elder abuse, and probate issues, and was recently a guest on
a program of Valley Shore Community Television, co-presenting with the Honorable Joseph Marino
on the general topic of probate. Judge Lewis also worked during the pandemic to prepare the next generation for an active role in protecting our seniors by serving as a
guest lecturer at Connecticut College’s Elder Abuse class, presenting on the topic of the Probate Court’s role in addressing and preventing elder abuse.
Continuing a Tradition of Excellence
Judge Lewis believes it is important to use her education and experience to actively contribute to the betterment of the legal profession. In the past four years,
Judge Lewis has completed over 107 hours of continuing education credits to equip her for her role as probate judge. She regularly donates her time and energy to organizing
legal education programs for attorneys and probate judges as a member of the Continuing Education Committee of the Probate Assembly. Judge Lewis is a contributing author for the
Connecticut Standards of Practice for Conservators, which was published by the Office of the Connecticut Probate Court Administrator in 2018. In 2016, a 70 page manual Judge Lewis
co-authored to train attorneys on how to properly represent individuals in probate court proceedings was made available to the public on the Probate Administration website.
Judge Lewis presents educational seminars for the Connecticut Probate Assembly (the 54 Connecticut Probate Judges), and over the past several years, she participated in a panel
discussion on conducting conservatorship hearings, and gave educational presentations on the effects of the pandemic on probate hearings and on the topic of disclaimers/fiduciary
disclaimers. In 2022, she was a presenter at the Coalition for Elder Justice’s Lunch ‘n Learn Series on the topic of the Connecticut Standards of Practice for Conservators.