CBA member, Hon. Beverly K. Streit-Kefalas, was appointed probate court administrator, making her the first woman to serve as the head of the state’s probate court system. She will replace Judge Paul J. Knierim, who is retiring on August 31, after 11 years. Judge Streit-Kefalas will begin her new role on September 3.
First elected as a probate judge in November 1998, Judge Streit-Kefalas has been re-elected as probate judge for the Milford Probate Court and then the combined Milford-Orange Probate Court each term thereafter.
The Office of the Probate Court Administrator provides oversight and administrative support for the probate courts. The office develops legislation, regulations, and policies to improve the probate court system.