Here's your 2019 REGJB County Court lineup. There are a lot of rookies taking the playing field.
What's with everyone fleeing to civil? We will try not to take offense.
Judge Betty Capote-Erben goes to back-up. Judge Kriry Nunez (4-9) replaces her in the line-up. Maybe someone should tell Judge BCE about Wally Pip and Lou Gehrig.
Judge Andy Hague retires. Judge Betsy Alvarez-Zane (BAZ) takes the field in 4-10.
Judge Wendell Graham hangs up the cleats after close to thirty-years on the bench (maybe it is 30 or more. Who's counting?). Judge Michael Barket will be holding court in 5-2.
Judge Gordon Murray was traded to the Caleb Center which is having a grand reopening in 2019. Judge Lizette Martinez moves into courtroom 5-7 and the chambers once occupied by the Great Louise Krieger-Martin. Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.
Judge Michelle Alvarez-Barakat is movin-on-up to the east side to a deluxe apartment and chambers in civil. Judge Elaine Sosa-Bruzon (ESB) will be open for business in 5-1.
Judge Mary Jo Francis heads off into the sunset and her eclectic calendars of jail arraignments and criminal traffic will be handled by Judge Jackie Woodward who doesn't merit a hyphen in her last name.
Lest all these shakeups and changes have you a bit rattled, fear not. Judge Fred Serpahin will remain a steadying presence in county court, but he's taking chambers on 6 and will be in courtroom 6-8 and Judge Ed Newman is steady as a rock holding the line in his same old spot in 6-6.
Query: Which of our new county court judges do you think is circuit bound first?