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WELCOME WELCOME TO THE REGJB ....
So, you may be noticing some new faces and some old faces around the building this week. Lots of boxes moving in and moving out. Can't find a Judge?
Welcome back Judge Victoria Sigler. You can find her in courtroom 4-8; she took over Judge Cueto's division.
Welcome back Judge William Thomas. You can find him in courtroom 4-2. He took over Judge Zabel's division.
Welcome back Judge John Schlesinger. You can find him in courtroom 6-4. He took over Judge Trawick's division.
Welcome for the first time Judge Valerie Manno-Schurr. You can find her in courtroom 2-8. She took over Judge Firtel's division. If any of you know anything about Judge Manno-Schurr please share your knowledge with our readers. She comes from Civil. She knows nothing about criminal. She has never sentenced a criminal defendant - ever. (She did shadow Judge Firtel for a few calendars). Provide her with some case law; write a legal memorandum; give her some guidance.
Welcome for the first time (sort of) to Judge Samantha Ruiz-Cohen. You can find her in courtroom 2-4. She takes over Judge Tinkler Mendez' division.
Judge Rosa Rodriguez can now be found in courtroom 3-2. She takes over Judge Ward's ROCourt division.
Judge Tinkler Mendez can now be found in courtroom 7-2. She takes over Judge Scola's Back Up division.
Judge Firtel can now be found in courtroom 4-6. He takes over Judge Rodriguez' Back Up division.
AND LAST, BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, WELCOME BACK ONE OF THE BEST JA'S THE REGJB HAS EVER KNOWN.
Welcome back to Diana Petitto. She was Judge Pineiro's JA during his years on the bench. After he passed away, she joined Judge Manno Schurr in civil. She re-joins the REGJB family. Please drop by chambers in Room 223 and say hello to Diana. She would love to see all of you.
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