The 5th Judicial District is now actively seeking a replacement for the late Judge Ralph Shamas, who passed away last week. Raylene Weis, judicial selection coordinator, admitted that it would be a difficult to replace a man who was so highly respected in the community.
President of the State Bar Drew Cloutier, of Hinkle, Hensley, Shanor & Martin L.L.P., a local law firm agreed. “He was very fair and very thorough. It was a pleasure to present a case before him.”
The official title for the post is general jurisdiction judge. Chairman of the 5th Judicial District nominating committee Barbara Bergman will be accepting applications, although inquiries for details Login to read more